Vacation Friends: What Happens On Vacation, Well…

What happens on vacation doesn’t necessarily stay on vacation as we see in the raunchy Hulu Original comedy, Vacation Friends. Marcus (Lil Rel Howery) and Emily (Yvonne Orji) are a run-of-the-mill couple vacationing in Mexico. Marcus, who owns a construction firm, is planning to propose. Almost as soon as they arrive, they meet their polar opposites in Ron (John Cena) and Kyla (Meredith Hagner). These two couples couldn’t be more different if they tried. Ron…

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Free Guy Is A Rocking Good Time

The long-delayed Free Guy offers audiences a rocking good time as the Shawn Levy-directed film starring Ryan Reynolds hits the big screen. I’m a fan of Shawn Levy and will see anything that he directs. Ryan Reynolds turns in another solid Ryan Reynolds performance that only Ryan Reynolds can do. Listen, there are other actors but Ryan Reynolds is guy. He’s got the charming humor required to pull off the performance. There aren’t many other…

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Fatherhood: Kevin Hart Stars As Single Dad

Kevin Hart stars as a single dad mourning the passing of his wife in Fatherhood, a new film produced by Sony and premiering on Netflix. Hart is an actor who you will either love or hate. He tends to go over the top in most projects but with Paul Weitz’s direction, he comes back down to earth. Given that the film is based on a memoir by Matthew Logelin, it makes sense that Hart’s performance…

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Tom and Jerry: Gags Are Fine In Overlong Comedy

There are a lot of hysterical gags in live-action/animated hybrid comedy Tom and Jerry but the gags alone aren’t enough to save the film. The long time cat-and-mouse rivalry–now in its 81st year–is set up against “the wedding of the century.”  Things move into motion when event planner Kayla (Chloë Grace Moretz) hires Tom Cat to get rid of Jerry Mouse.  When you know their history, you already know bad things are going to happen. …

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SXSW 2019: Good Boys

Good Boys is a romp of a laugh riot as the film focuses on a trio of prepubescent teenagers who are about to attend their first kissing party. Max (Jacob Tremblay), Thor (Brady Noon), and Lucas (Keith L. Williams) are best friends in sixth grade.  Somewhere along the way, the trio picked up “The Beanbag Boys” and the name stuck.  They aren’t without the typical bullying in school.  Much like other high school films, they’re…

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Bird Box Has Quiet Place-esque vibe

Bird Box paints a bleak dystopian future but there’s something about Sandra Bullock’s performance that makes us care about what’s happening. Where A Quiet Place forced people into silence lest they die, Bird Box forces one to close their eyes while outside.  Imagine a world in which you can’t even appreciate the sunlight while inside.  This is the world that novelist Josh Malerman creates and screenwriter Eric Heisserer adapts for the big screen. Following Malorie’s (Sandra…

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Uncle Drew: A Fun Basketball Movie

Uncle Drew features some great basketball players having fun while drawing on the old George Bernard Shaw quote, “You don’t stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing.” Once the ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 logo graces the screen, we know we’re in for some fun.  The spoof documentary sets the tone of the film with a number of Basketball Hall of Fame cameos describing their experiences with Uncle Drew…

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