The Proposal: Betty White Steals The Show

The Proposal plays to the familiar rom-com beats but next to Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, the late Betty White steals the show. The irony of The Proposal is that Sandra Bullock is an American native while Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian native. In the film, Reynolds plays the American while Bullock is a Canadian with an expired visa. Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) is the executive editor-in-chief of a major publishing house. However, nobody likes…

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Nightmare Alley: A Noir Thriller

Guillermo del Toro shies away from the supernatural to present an updated take on Nightmare Alley in this noir thriller. The gist of the film is that Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) befriends a clairvoyant Zeena Krumbein (Toni Collette) and her mentalist husband, Pete Krumbein (David Strathairn), at a traveling carnival. Stanton takes advantage of what he learns to break free of the carnival alongside Molly Cahill (Rooney Mara). Before you know it, he’s conning the…

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Happiest Season: A LGBTQ Holiday Rom-Com

Happiest Season, featuring a star-studded cast, is the first major LGBTQ studio romantic comedy to be set during the holiday season. There are not that many LGBTQ studio comedies let alone many films set during the holidays.  Jenna Laurenzo’s Thanksgiving-set Lez Bomb is among the few films out there.  All you have to do is change the holiday but the gist of the film basically remains the same.  Kid brings girlfriend home for the holiday…

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Back to the Future Trilogy Gets 4K Ultra HD Upgrade

Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy features new bonus features and is currently available for fans to bring home on 4K Ultra HD. There are a few franchises where every film is a classic.  This is one of them.  From the opening frames of the first film to the closing minutes of the final installment, everyone will have a good time.  This isn’t to say that the franchise doesn’t have its flaws because it…

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Elf: 15th Anniversary Sing & Cheer Along Edition

Will Ferrell’s over-the-top performance in Elf is one of the reasons why the comedy has managed to stand the test of time. After Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) lets us in on the backstory, the Jon Favreau-directed film gets the ball rolling.  We learn that Buddy (Will Ferrell) is the first human being to set foot in the North Pole.  Unfortunately for Buddy, he doesn’t quite have the same speed as his fellow Elves.  Demoted to…

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Book Club: The Avengers of Their Generation

Book Club isn’t just a romantic comedy but a film that manages to team up four of the greatest female actors of their time in the same movie. This group of friends have been a part of the same book club since 1974 when they first got together.  There’s Diane (Diane Keaton), a mother of two daughters but recently widowed when her husband died after 40 years of being together.  Next up is Vivian (Jane…

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I Do…Until I Don’t falls short

I Do…Until I Don’t boasts an all-star cast but the laughs are few and far between. Written and directed by Lake Bell, the film stars Bell, Ed Helms, Dolly Wells, Amber Heard, Wyatt Cenac, , Chace Crawford, with Paul Reiser, and Mary Steenburgen. Vivian (Wells) is a documentary filmmaker and she’s going around Vero Beach, Fla., in hopes of finding some couples to be in her next film.  With lifespans getting longer and attention spans…

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