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‘Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)’ Could Get Some

10 May , 2016  

Nearly 25 years ago, Roger Ebert called Slacker “a movie with an appeal almost impossible to describe.” Interestingly, that is the perfect description for Richard Linklater’s 1980-set sports comedy, Everybody Wants Some!! because, even though it’s a sterling Linklater film, the cards are stacked against it. Everybody Wants Some!! opens blasting “My Sharona” by the Knack; […]

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Key and Peele’s ‘Keanu’ (2016) is Paw-sitively Funny

29 Apr , 2016  

First, a public service announcement: Key is the tall one, Peele the shorter one. You’re welcome. It should be no surprise, especially to their already amassed legion of fans, that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are pretty good together, modern successors in a line of great comedic duos. With the likeability of comedic geniuses Laurel […]

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‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ (2016) Actors Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, and Blake Jenner Act Out

28 Apr , 2016  

Everybody Wants Some!!, Richard Linklater’s retro-comedy set in 1980, follows college baseball players as they drink, smoke, fuck, and fight their way through the weekend before class starts. To the casual observer, it would seem the film is no more than white guys being white guys while they white guy on the weekend before class […]

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REVIEW: ‘MILES AHEAD’ (2016), An Excellent Biopic

28 Apr , 2016  

Don Cheadle jokes, about 10 seconds into Miles Ahead, “My throat sound scratchy? Heh, heh, heh.” The answer is yes (but not distractingly so), and it is but one example of how the film’s writer/director/star Don Cheadle comes to embody Miles Davis. Plagued by writer’s block and chronic hip problems, and haunted by memories of […]

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REVIEW: ‘Batman v Superman’ (2016) Only Makes Sense If You Force It

6 Apr , 2016  

Not long after the first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice dropped, my dad asked me, “Why are they fighting? I thought they were friends.” Yes, in the first cinematic meeting of the world’s most famous superheroes, why are they fighting? Turns out there is an answer, it’s just not very satisfying. But […]

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Review: ‘The Final Project’ (2016)

13 Feb , 2016  

The premise of The Final Project is simple: six college students visit a supposedly haunted plantation to film a documentary for extra credit. They realize too late that supposedly is more like definitely.

Kind of like the audience, who will realize too late that they definitely chose the wrong movie if they go see this one.

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Review: ‘Bridge of Spies’ (2015)

16 Oct , 2015  

It’s 1957, the U.S. is about a decade into the coldest of wars, and an insurance lawyer from Brooklyn is unanimously chosen by his peers to defend an accused Soviet spy. Sounds like a good place to start a movie.

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