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R.I.P.D.

Don’t be a cliché. Is it going to be like this all year?  The critics were so incredibly wrong about The Lone Ranger (2013), they were mildly wrong about White House Down (2013), and I hope to find that they are wildly … Continue reading

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Ted

He talks! John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) is best friends with Ted (Seth MacFarlane), a teddy bear that he wished into life as a child.  An animate teddy bear gets some attention but, like all fame, it’s fleeting.  All the while, … Continue reading

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Green Lantern

Have you concluded admiring yourself? It seems like I’m always defending formula and cliché.  Usually, my thought is that when a movie containing common elements can either interpret them or craft them such that the end product is still a … Continue reading

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The Change-Up

You’d be early too if all you did was eat hummus and masturbate. Freaky Friday (1976), It’s a Boy Girl Thing (2006) (hey, it was on Netflix), Like Father Like Son (1987), it’s been done.  Why is that so important to people?  There was … Continue reading

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Safe House

The’ll say, “We’ll take it from here.”  That’s when you know you’re screwed. I don’t like it when the CIA is the bad guy–the cynical rogue agency that goes around killing people and efficiently/ruthlessly cleaning up when things get messy. … Continue reading

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Buried

What’s going on right now? Paul (Ryan Reynolds) wakes up in a wooden box.  He was driving a truck in a convoy when an IED went off, he got hit by a rock, and things went blank.  He’s buried and … Continue reading

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