Ernie And Cerbie: Family Film Mixes Spiritual Elements, Good Message

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3.5 out of 5 stars (above average) Family entertainment is harder to find than an honest politician.  Most “family” films rely on kid-only humor, leaving their parents waiting anxiously for the credits.  Film producer Tammy Williams (through her production company Tammy Dele Films) made her directorial debut with The Chronicles of Ernie and Cerbie, a film that will actually entertain the entire family Continue Reading

Deadpool 2: Silly Sequel is Surprisingly Dark, Relentlessly Juvenile

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2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) Deadpool 2 is the first disappointment of 2018.  With a genius marketing campaign, hilarious trailers, and the prospect of seeing our favorite foul-mouthed antihero again, I was ready to dive head-on into this Pool.  Sadly, Deadpool 2 is a needlessly darker and sophomoric outing that emphasizes violent action over clever wit, making for a film that Continue Reading

Show Dogs: Overly Edgy Kid Flick Has Little for Adults

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1.5 out of 5 stars (one of the worst films I’ve seen this year) Show Dogs is one of the strangest kid films I’ve ever seen.  Not since Kangaroo Jack has a movie been so confused about who its audience is, containing jokes about inbreeding, disassociation, and other things you don’t want to explain to your child.  Add a terrible script with an awkwardly miscast Will Arnett as the human lead, and you have a Continue Reading

Millennials: Skip this Book Club

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2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) I know I am not the target audience for Book Club.  In fact, the only reason I saw it was because I got the times wrong for another movie, and Book Club was the only other option at that time.  However, I was fully ready to embrace the film, be surprised, or have a laugh.  I wanted to enjoy this movie, but the longer it dragged on, the less inertia Continue Reading

Melissa McCarthy’s Newest a Decent Party Film

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2.5 out of 5 stars (decent) Life of the Party may have the slightest plot I’ve seen in 2018, and I’m okay with that (seriously, An Extremely Goofy Movie had more narrative thrust than this).  In a time when most big Hollywood releases are trying to cram “important messages” down our throats, Life of the Party comes along to give us a good laugh.  This is not Melissa McCarthy’s funniest movie, nor her best Continue Reading

Abandon Ship From Anna Faris’ New Comedy

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1 out of 5 stars (one of the worst films I've ever seen) This article appeared on www.theboldopinion.com on May 14, 2018. I’ve been reviewing movies since 2005, and I’ve seen a lot of clunkers.  From offensive tripe like Daddy’s Home to the incompetence that is Furry Vengeance, I’ve had my fair share of displeasure at the multiplex.  However, no theatrically-released film has ever been so awful to the Continue Reading