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  • Richard Jewell

    Richard Jewell

    ★★★½

    So Clint Eastwood and Billy Ray did what Kathy Scruggs did to Richard Jewell. I can kind of empathize with that approach if any of what she did is/was true. The problem though is that she’s dead. She died almost twenty years ago and she can’t defend herself. So that approach that Eastwood and Ray take? It’s gutless. Which is a shame because they could’ve made up a character and it’s the only wrinkle in what’s otherwise a very good and very compelling film.

  • Impractical Jokers: The Movie

    Impractical Jokers: The Movie

    ★★★

    This is pretty much strictly for fans of the show, which I happen to be, because as a movie and as an introduction to the Jokers, it kind of sucks. The skeleton of a story that’s supposed to make this into a movie just isn’t funny. And the overall format just doesn’t work at feature length. And it’s not like they’ve upped the ante. Over the course of ten seasons the Jokers have basically recycled the same ten to twelve…

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  • The Happytime Murders

    The Happytime Murders

    ★½

    Here’s the problem. The movie’s biggest laugh doesn’t come when the puppets are acting risqué (the movie’s entire hook). No, it comes when McCarthy’s character is storming out of a police station yelling at various officers about what she wishes she could do to them. She falls to the last one and says (paraphrasing), “And I wish I could’ve fucked you!”. The camera pans over and it’s none other than Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy’s real-life husband. 

    That joke I’d say…

  • Twister

    Twister

    ★★★½

    Just watched this on USA Network.

    I loved this movie as a kid as I was and still am both completely fascinated and terrified by tornadoes even though I live in an area that might get a handful a year and those that do hit are generally extremely weak. I’ve seen Twister multiple times. Today was the first time I noticed...(and I’m sure there are think-pieces on this already)

    Why are there “bad guys” in this movie? Cary Elwes character’s…