Adam McKay’s Step Brothers, starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, marks the 15th anniversary since its theatrical release in 2008. When one looks at the Judd Apatow-produced films in the 00s, Brennan Huff (Will Ferrell) and Dale Doback (John C. Reilly) are signature man-children. Both adult children are still living at home with their parents. Neither one of them enjoy the idea of becoming step brothers. There are times when they’re bonding over things…"Step Brothers Marks 15th Anniversary"
You People is trying to be the Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner of the 21st century but the film fails on every single level by far. Here’s the thing about Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. It is a classic to the point in which it cannot be made again. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Eddie Murphy might be comedic AF but they’re not Katharine Hepburn or Sidney Poitier. Where that film was about a Black guy coming…"You People Isn’t Funny and Misses On Every Level"
Look Both Ways, the newest romantic comedy-drama streaming on Netflix, takes a similar approach as 1998’s Sliding Doors. The approach that the film takes is not new. While it reminds viewers of Sliding Doors, the earlier film wasn’t the first to do it either. The term actually dates back to 1932. But in any event, this film takes a heartwarming approach while having a lot of commentary on filmmaking and artistry in general. Finding one’s…"Look Both Ways Takes A Sliding Doors Approach"
With a fresh voice from writer-director Becca Gleason in her feature directorial debut, actress Joey King carries Summer ’03 from start to finish with one of the best performances to date in 2018. When her grandmother, Dotty Winkle (June Squibb), passed away, it’s Jamie Winkle (Joey King) who is left with the biggest burden of all. Not only did her grandmother expose some pretty huge secrets, she tells Jamie that one of her biggest regrets–and hopes…"SXSW 2018: Summer ’03: Joey King Is A Star"
While it’s no secret that 2017 was a down year for studio comedies, The House was a surprisingly okay film. This isn’t to say that it’s the best comedy of the year because it’s not but it’s not one of the downright awful films that came in the form of studio comedies this year. The comedy comes from the screenwriting team that wrote both Neighbors, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, and Mike and Dave Need Wedding…"The House is Surprisingly Okay"