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Bryan Cranston and James Franco in Why Him?

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 13, 2016 20:06:30 December 13, 2016 20:06:30
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Why Him? is more than just a Christmas comedy, and more than a fish-out-of-water, meet-the-family tale. It’s a deep philosophical exploration of the inescapable loneliness that haunts us all, which is inevitably exacerbated by the tide of false cheer and forced goodwill that is the holiday season. Full Story

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Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston in Office Christmas Party

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 13, 2016 17:31:19 December 13, 2016 17:31:19

On the heels of Bad Santa 2 comes Office Christmas Party, another sub-par Christmas “comedy” in which actors play characters that are more like guesses about what real people are like than representations of actual human people. But besides being a Christmas movie this is also an office comedy that seems to have been entirely by people who have never set foot in a real office. Full Story

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The F8 of the Furious

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 12, 2016 18:29:14 December 12, 2016 18:29:14

The eighth Fast/Furious movie has an official title and it is The Fate of the Furious and somehow, miraculously not F8 of the Furious. To whoever chooses the names for these movies—YOU HAD ONE JOB. How do you not name it F8 of the Furious?! It’s RIGHT THERE. You can do 2 Fast 2 Furious but you’re too good for “F8”? Oh, well, look who’s a big fancy man in his big fancy pants, using full words instead of number-word hybrids to title his movie. Full Story

Taylor Swift in February

Lainey Posted by Lainey at December 9, 2016 20:50:21 December 9, 2016 20:50:21

People lost their minds last night because Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik released a song. Kathleen made me laugh earlier when I texted her to tell her that I had to admit that I liked it. Full Story

Your Friendly Baby Spider-Man

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 9, 2016 15:38:03 December 9, 2016 15:38:03

Among superhero movies, Spider-Man has produced among the best (Spider-Man 2) and worst (Spider-Man 3, Amazing Spider-Man 2) examples of the genre. So the three-boot of the franchise, Spider-Man: Homecoming, has to at the very least not suck like the Amazing movies, and at best, hopefully match or even top Sam Raimi’s take. Full Story

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Sing is a joy jukebox

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 8, 2016 18:13:12 December 8, 2016 18:13:12
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Sometimes it’s impossible to dislike a movie. There are just some movies that, no matter how many problems they may have, are so winsome and entertaining that you—happily—overlook flaws because of the feelings. Sing is one such movie. Following up on the success of The Secret Life of Pets, Illumination has made a movie so exuberant it dares you not to like it. Full Story

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