Homeward Bound is a family-friendly adventure of animals finding their way back home but Strays is the raunchy Homeward Bound. I know what you’re thinking. Doesn’t this film have talking animals? Well, yes, but it’s not a film that you should be bringing your younger children to see. Unless you want to answer questions about certain words or activities, please keep them at home! It might make you cool with the teenagers unless they’re embarrassed…"Strays: The Raunchy Homeward Bound"
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"
21 Jump Street, the live-action directorial debut of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, marks ten years since its 2012 theatrical release. The film premiered ten years ago at SXSW. I mean, it’s SXSW. If you want to launch a comedy in the spring, you must premiere at SXSW. Neighbors. Blockers. Long Shot. Booksmart. The list goes on and on. Austin offers one of the best experiences by far. SXSW is my favorite film festival because…"21 Jump Street Marks 10th Anniversary"
Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11 makes its arrival on the eve of the 20th anniversary of the tragic attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. This documentary is in the same vein as that of The Last Laugh. There’s a mixture of how can comedians use humor when talking about 9/11 and how comedians helped us heal as a country following the tragic attacks. There is footage of the World Trade Centers falling down…"Too Soon: Comedy After 9/11"
The War with Grandpa is a cringe-worthy comedy that doesn’t really break new ground on the genre nor offer anything we haven’t seen before. The antics in The War with Grandpa draw along similar lines to Home Alone. A key difference being that the two at war are family members. In spite of the cast, this film simply isn’t good. While Rob Riggle is a natural comedian, Robert De Niro has shown in both Meet…"The War with Grandpa: Raise the White Flag"
Midnight Sun is a Nicholas Sparks-esque film that goes for comedy until the melodrama heats up in the third act. Katie Price (Bella Thorne) is a high school senior and rather than have a normal life, she’s stuck at home due to her being diagnosed with a rare genetic condition, xeroderma pigmentosum. She spends her days hanging out with her dad, Jack (Rob Riggle) and her best friend, Morgan (Quinn Shephard), while writing songs and…"Midnight Sun: It’s a Nicholas Sparks-Esque Film"
Unsung heroes get their due in 12 Strong as another declassified story comes to the screen. Nicolai Fuglsig makes an impressive feature directorial debut by giving audiences a thrilling drama based on the book Horse Soldiers by author Doug Stanton that revisits the beginning years of the War on Terror with soldiers traveling on horseback. In no easy feat, Ted Tally and Peter Craig adapted the book as a screenplay. Perhaps because of this, it…"12 Strong: Unsung Heroes Get Their Due"