Pitch Perfect 3: Third Installment an Aca-tastrophe Worth Seeing

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2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) Pitch Perfect 3 is the third installment in the musical comedy series about  a cappella and  the bonds of sisterhood.  If you enjoyed the other two and want one last hurrah with the Bellas, then you should embrace your inner completionist and seek this out.  And, even if you’ve never cared for this series, I would still recommend it purely to watch 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

“Out of the Shadows”: Half-Shelled Sequel Should Entertain Kids

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2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” is a surprising (if only minor) improvement over its 2014 predecessor. The tone is light, the turtles are more fun, and the characters frequently point out the ridiculousness of their situations (at one point, a Knicks player comments on having pizza on his Nikes).  The sexualization of April Continue Reading

Legally Blonde: Watch, Laugh, Repeat

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3 out of 5 stars (Average) It’s funny how we look at movies differently depending on our ages.  Most Disney classics remain that because they have loads of adult humor that fly over our heads as children, but make us laugh hysterically as adults.  Thank you Disney animators for all the in-jokes, adult puns, and raunchy humor that would leave us in tears of joy later. That can be said for almost any movie, Continue Reading

“Penelope”: Down and snout

2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) Penelope (played by Christina Ricci) is a girl with a pig snout for a nose. Many years before she was born, a witch put a curse on her family: the next newborn girl would have the face of a pig. The curse would only be broken when “one of her own kind” would come to love her for who she is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC315nmqgHc Penelope’s Continue Reading