Senior Year

This teen coma comedy feels dated and clueless. When you enter a coma in 2002 and wake up 20 years in the future (though I don’t know how it’s even humanly possible), you find out you neither can say the… Read More ›

The Duke

The wise and witty retelling about a stolen painting. Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren both merge well with the seriousness and comical appeal in “The Duke,” written and directed by the late great Roger Michell. It’s about the theft of… Read More ›

The Bad Guys

This cute cartoon has a Tarantino and Soderbergh style. “The Bad Guys” begins with a “Pulp Fiction” inspired diner scene when Mr. Snake tells Mr. Wolf he hates birthdays, and claims he can taste air. And as they leave the… Read More ›

Paris, 13th District

Jacques Audiard’s dramatic romcom has passion, laughs, and real tears. “Paris, 13th District” is about one man and three women. Unlike “The Other Woman,” it’s not dumb or degrading or miserable. It’s a smart and often whimsical French comedy with… Read More ›

Metal Lords

It would have been a rockin’ good time without the metal head jerk. “Metal Lords” has divided my viewing experience. It wants to share its love for heavy metal rock with cameos from Judas Priest and a number of hits… Read More ›

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic sequel needs the avoid the speed traps. I envy at how Sonic the Hedgehog (voiced by Ben Schwartz) can send his human friends Tom (James Marsden) and Maddie (Tika Sumpter) through his portal ring to Hawaii for a wedding,… Read More ›

The Bubble

This hit & miss Judd Apatow A-list comedy earns some laughs, even when it gets sick. “The Bubble” partly satirizes how we have been feeling about the “Jurassic Park” franchise, which Universal Studios renames “Jurassic World.” They’re dinosaurs doing the… Read More ›

Better Nate Than Ever

Dumb characters drag Disney+ musical down. “Better Nate Than Ever” is a made-for-Disney plus so committed to the studio that it decides to alter the novel’s set-up by switching the Broadway musical version of “E.T.” with “Lilo & Stitch.” Why… Read More ›

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