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Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best 30 Films of 2009

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.


Tuesday, January 5 2010

The Best Male Film Performances of 2009

Certainly, the multi-millionaire boy's club represented here is heavy on the dramatics and light on the more 'amusing' fare. But if you really give this list a meaningful perusal you'll see a few genre and jokester surprises along the way.


Monday, April 27 2009

Summer of Same: June 2009

This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.


Reviews

Tuesday, October 8 2013

What's Left is the Pain in 'The Hangover: Part III'

Switching genres isn't the cure for the third Hangover, an action film thinking it's a comedy while missing on both fronts.


Wednesday, May 22 2013

'The Hangover: Part III': Enough Already

The idiot manchildren remain as such -- during their onscreen adventures anyway -- no matter the suggestions by their wives, fiancées or one night stands that they are responsible, generous, or even vaguely mature individuals.


Tuesday, June 5 2012

'Road Trip' vs. 'American Pie': A Battle of Seanns

Some may argue that American Pie is a prequel of sorts to Road Trip. But in my circle of friends, you had to pick a side.


Tuesday, May 24 2011

'The Hangover II': The Hamster Wheel

As this is the boys' fate, it speaks also to assumptions about viewers, that they're satisfied with a wheel that takes them nowhere surprising, repeating a semblance of plot points and a series of gags.


Monday, February 28 2011

'Due Date's' Dark Daze

Todd Phillips' latest takes the best aspects of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles and plunges them into the depths of black comedy.


Blogs

Thursday, May 26 2011

"Yes, Guys, We Can't Believe It's Happening Again, Either": 'The Hangover Part II'

The Hangover Part II is a serviceable, but somewhat flat sequel.


Friday, November 5 2010

'Due Date': Road Rage Trip

This is a sloppy Shakespearean tragedy, full of forced sound and fury, and in the end, signifying a wasted 90 minutes of movie stock nothingness.


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