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A great one, two mediocre ones and a future classic. Barb & Star Go to Vista del Mar This is the feel good, silly, irreverent beach musical/international spy thriller we needed right now. Playing like a funky update of the glorious 1960s Doris Day picture, The Glass Bottom Boat (of which there’s even a referenceContinue reading “2021 Reviews: Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar / City of Lies / Night in Paradise / Shiva Baby”
One good, two bads and one truly ugly motherfucker. Bad Trip The Eric Andre Show is the stupidest thing on television and I absolutely love it, so I was really looking forward to Andre‘s riff on the Bad Grandpa, wild, real-life pranks wrapped around a flimsy story format. What I got was something far lamerContinue reading “2021 Movie Reviews: Bad Trip / The Father / Godzilla vs Kong / Hillbilly Elegy”
WINNERS will be announced on Oscar Night, here is my salute to the best, worst and most ridiculous movies of the 2020 Oscar Season. Best First Film The Assistant – Kitty Green The Father – Florian Zeller The Kid Detective – Evan Morgan Shithouse – Cooper Raiff Sound of Metal – Darius Marder ——————————————————————————————————————– BestContinue reading “2021 Golden Shrimp Award Nominations”
When Coming 2 America is the best out of four movies, you know you’re in trouble. Coming 2 America Incredibly mediocre but not nearly as awful as I’d feared, this is the sequel nobody asked for or expected to a self-contained 1988 comedy classic that concluded its story satisfactorily. Eddie Murphy essentially sleepwalks through theContinue reading “2021 Reviews: Coming 2 America / Don’t Tell a Soul/I Care A Lot / Tom and Jerry”
One of the many horror franchises that didn’t even start out with a decent original film, the Leprechaun series is a cheaply made, creatively bankrupt, extremely problematic and often quite boring rip of the Child’s Play series. With the Chucky movies, you at least get a fleshed out villain that has a clear point ofContinue reading “Franchise with Me: Leprechaun w/ Ben V.”
Here are some shits to watch. The American Barbecue Challenge (Netflix) I’m literally obsessed with reality cooking shows and for my money none were as fun, well-shot, innovative and surprisingly compelling than Netflix’s American Barbecue Challenge. Following the journey of eight incredibly affable and different American barbecue pit masters as they compete against each otherContinue reading “Weekend Streaming Guide (3/5/21)”
Sorry I missed last week, but here are five for you. Antebellum Extremely problematic and incompetent Get Out rip-off that proves really grueling to watch. The characters are underwritten, the plot is extremely confusing and it’s so on-the-nose with everything it makes me long for the smooth subtlety of Step Up 3D. If you’re goingContinue reading “2021 Movie Reviews: Antebellum/The Kid Detective/Minari/Music/Nomadland”
Back for another round of reviews. Freaky Filmmaker Christopher Landon (Happy Death Day, Happy Death Day 2U) returns for another teen horror riff on a classic movie formula, this time setting his sights on Freaky Friday. Kathryn Newton is a high school senior who magically switches bodies with a forty-something deranged serial killer (Vince VaughnContinue reading “2021 Reviews: Freaky/Judas and the Black Messiah/Saint Maud”
It’s 2021 and I’m finally reviewing movies from 2021! Strangely enough, these films are all eligible for this March’s Oscars though I wouldn’t give any of them an Oscar nomination. WHOOPS! SPOILER ALERT – I hated all three of these movies. Earwig and the Witch It’s been six years since Studio Ghibli released its lastContinue reading “2021 Movie Reviews: Earwig and the Witch/The Little Things/Malcolm and Marie”
Originally intended as a feature in me and Audrey Farnsworth‘s Step Up Franchise with Me article, but we just had so many terrible ideas it needed to be its own thing. Feel free to drop us YOUR Step Up movie pitches in the comments. Step Up Into the Mummy’s Tomb A mysterious new student namedContinue reading “6 Step Up Movie Pitches”
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