The Valet Has Potential But Too Long

The Valet is another English-language film adapted from a hit French film but this film suffers by having too long of a run time. If the film had run about an hour and a half, no problem. However, it could certainly stand to be tighter and lose a few scenes. I mean, you have a few scenes here and there that really add nothing to the overall film. If the film wants us to focus…

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They Came Together Sends Up the Rom-Com

David Wain’s 2014 film, They Came Together, is a brilliant satire of one of cinema’s most beloved film genres, the romantic comedy. Screenwriters Michael Showalter and David Wain turn to The Shop Around the Corner and You’ve Got Mail as the core basis of their romantic comedy satire. But aside from this, they really make the film their own while running a tight 83 minutes. Like any rom-com, New York is a character in and…

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Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite! Now on Blu-ray

Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite! heads home to Blu-ray just over a decade after the release of the the second sequel in the franchise. Following the second sequel, a Great Truce was made.  Cats and dogs have come together to form Furry Animals Rivalry Termination or, you guessed correctly, F.A.R.T.  Some jokes are made and yes, they’re rather juvenile but it won’t distract us from the cute and cuddly friends on the screen.  Of…

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Sundance 2020: Promising Young Woman

If there’s a film that you should go into without watching a trailer or reading reviews, Promising Young Woman is that film. The large majority of filmgoers will have until mid-April December before they can see this film.  As a result, I’m going to be extra careful in writing about this film.  It’s a film that ought to be treated like that of a Marvel or Star Wars film.  Go into it knowing very little…

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What Men Want Reverses Genders in Remake

In reversing the gender roles from Nancy Meyers’ 1999 film, What Men Want is able to comment on sexism and racism in the workplace. Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) works as a sports agent for Summit Worldwide Management (SWM).  Even though she put in the work, she loses out on a partnership to Eddie (Chris Witaske).  She’s not having any of it and let’s her boss, Nick (Brian Bosworth) know it.  Stuck at Mari’s (Tamala…

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