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

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

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

“Neighbors 2”: Silly Sequel Overly Reliant on Raunchy Gags

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2 out of 5 stars (Some good moments, but is overall bad) In the summer of 2014, the Seth Rogen comedy Neighbors hit the screens and became an unexpected blockbuster.  The film was about a pair of new parents (Rogen and the foxy Rose Byrne) having to deal with the hi jinks of a wild fraternity lead by Zac Efron.  The film combined stupidity with mild pathos about growing up and accepting your place in life, Continue Reading

These “Angry Birds” Should Have Flown Straight to DVD

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1 out of 5 stars (one of the worst of the year) The Angry Birds Movie is what happens when a studio takes an outdated property, finds some half-decent actors, and inserts unnecessary adult humor into a premise devoid of any cinematic potential.  The film is loud, overlong, and dull, with voice actors who alternate between trying way too hard and not trying at all.  That’s not to say that young kids won’t Continue Reading