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Grown Ups 2 (2013) TOMATOMETER All Critics: 7% Top Critics: 9% While it’s certainly the movie event of the year for filmgoers passionate about deer piss humor, Grown Ups 2 will bore, annoy, and disgust audiences of nearly every other persuasion. But then again… AUDIENCE 90% liked it Average Rating: 4.3/5 Honestly, I have no […]
This was truly a banner year for terrible movies, with most of the worst directors in Hollywood coming out. Schumacher! Emmerich! Bay! Snyder! Marshall! Several films from Adam Sandler’s Straight-to-Video Quality Films LLC! But I was interested to see several critics in the New York survey mentioned Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. About 15 seconds […]

A Brief Movie Note

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On December 31, 2011

I’m ambivalent about The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. But you have to admit that it was inspired for Fincher to make the first villain a dead ringer for Mark Steyn and the second one an Enya fan

Friday Links

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On October 28, 2011

Having Roland Emmerich pander to Shakespeare birthers may be too cruel to the birthers. Maybe maybe we can get Tom Shadyac to do an Orly Taitz hagiography… When a young woman’s privacy is

This Will Not End Well

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On October 28, 2011
Erik beat me to the Oliver Stone/Power Broker* project. And yet, I think it might be more promising than fellow Belaborer of the Obvious Alan Ball** doing a movie about George Tiller. Fans of actors reading lengthy position papers telling you things you already know who are still upset by the cancellation of Studio 60 […]

Catching Hell

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On October 15, 2011

I recently watched Alex Gibney’s Catching Hell, which was excellent.¬†¬† Linking together two unjust scapegoats — Buckner and Steve Bartman — it perhaps belabors the point about the

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