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  • The Trip to Spain

    The Trip to Spain

    ★★★

    Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are basically at each other's throats again in The Trip to Spain. This is speaking metaphorically, of course—and not just because neither actor actually tries to strangle the other here. It's also because Coogan and Brydon, the two comic actors, are playing Steve and Rob, the fictionalized versions of themselves, again. They've traveled together to the north of England and Italy, and now, obviously, they're taking a road trip through Spain, once again taking in the beautiful views, eating plenty of food at local restaurants, and doing lots of impressions.

    See my full review at Mark Reviews Movies.

  • Shot Caller

    Shot Caller

    ★★½

    The story of Shot Caller is a tragedy. It's clear that writer/director Ric Roman Waugh understands and intended this. The story begins with our protagonist as a hardened criminal, locked away in a cell in a maximum security prison—his body covered in tattoos that promote an ideology of white supremacism. When we see him years earlier for the first time, he's a clean-cut family man, a successful member of the Wall Street elite, a good friend, and someone who seems…

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  • Mortdecai

    Mortdecai

    Mortdecai is the stuff that inspires stipulations in wills, as in, "Have some basic decency on the event of my passing, and don't let people bring up that one movie." On the more positive side of things, it's also one of those movies that will likely be a, if not the, low point for everyone involved, which theoretically means that everyone here only has better things to look forward to in the future of their careers. Even so, this one is going to sting.

    See my full review at Mark Reviews Movies.

  • Last Ounce of Courage

    Last Ounce of Courage

    ½

    This is the movie equivalent of a spoiled child having a temper tantrum, stomping around the room, and, through the whole thing, repeatedly falling down. It would be easy to be annoyed with the movie if it weren't so unaware of how damn funny its display of pointless outrage is.