‘Bombshell’ is fake news

“I believe in only two things completely: the first amendment, and boobs.” – Clay Travis Those words were actually spoken on CNN, but Bombshell posits that many over at its competitor Fox News share the sentiment. While a valiant effort … Read more

‘Pet Sematary’ should have remained dead

Church the cat in Pet Sematary

“Fate is not satisfied with inflicting one calamity.” – Publilius Syrus

Pet Sematary 2019 is essentially the novel and/or 1989 film buried in the cursed grounds of the plot and resurrected in the same manner: starts off seeming the same but a little off, then turns bad and wants to do you harm. Rotten and needlessly nihilistic, this version is ironic proof of its own message that sometimes it’s best to let the dead stay dead.

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‘The Accountant’ Adds Up Nicely

“There’s no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting” – David Letterman The good news is that the audience doesn’t need to know a lot about accounting to enjoy The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck as “Christian … Read more

‘This is 40’ is funny… but not that funny

Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in 'This is 40'
Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in ‘This is 40’

[rating=3]Starring:  Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Jason Segel, Annie Mumulo, Robert Smigel, Megan Fox, John Lithgow, and Albert Brooks
Director(s):  Judd Apatow
Writer(s):  Judd Apatow

This is 40 isn’t the first movie about the trauma of a birthday with a zero in it.  Nor is it the first to look at the concept of a mid-life crisis.  But it’s the first movie I can remember where two of the supporting characters from another movie become the central characters in a “sort of sequel” to that movie five years later.

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‘The Campaign’ is a laugh riot

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in 'The Campaign'
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in ‘The Campaign’

[rating=3]Starring: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Dylan McDermott, John Lithgow, Dan Akyroyd
Director(s): Jay Roach
Writer(s): Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell

Meet “Cam Brady” (Will Ferrell).  He’s the four-term Congressman from North Carolina’s 14th district (in reality, NC has only 13 congressional districts at present).  He’s got a beautiful wife who is totally devoted to him, two great kids, and he is dedicated to his constituents, his district, his church and getting reelected.

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