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  • Life of the Party

    Life of the Party

    ★★★½

    The third time's a charm for writer/director Ben Falcone and his wife/collaborator Melissa McCarthy. After making the abysmal Tammy together and the more competent if not still narratively flawed The Boss, the husband/wife creative team have finally delivered a movie that has not just a fun enough comedic presence, but characters that really click and who are put in situations that we can't wait to see them thrive or hysterically try to survive in.

    Low expectations may have played a…

  • Overboard

    Overboard

    ★★★

    From a parent perspective: I was overcome with emotion the moment the youngest of Anna Faris' daughters gets on her training wheel-less bike and chases down Eugenio Derbez's Leo after his memory returns and he elects to leave them.

    Needless to say, this was more of a response than I expected to give what seemed like little more than a corporate-mandated re-make of the Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell gem that I watched countless times during my adolescence. I understand continuing the…

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  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★★

    There will come a day when Tom Cruise not only doesn't make action blockbusters like this, but when he won't be able to and when that day comes we will miss it. Not necessarily just out of a sense of nostalgia, but because Cruise is the last of a dying breed; one of the only true movie stars left who, despite his image being tainted over the years, can demand the kind of budget and talent that it takes to…

  • Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

    Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

    ★★★★

    When you compromise and you fail, it really hurts. It hurts even more than failing at what you love.

    Jesus. Christ.