Archive for July, 2015

If Inside Out were an accurate representation of how emotions work in people, then Power Rangers was way ahead of its time. Twelve-year-old Riley is looked after by the five little people running the show in her head: Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black) and Disgust (Mindy Kaling). Riley   Read More …

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Dumb and Dumber is the writer/director/producer version of “beginner’s luck”. Lloyd (Jim Carrey), an awareness-lacking limo driver, falls in love with his latest fare. After he drops her off at the airport, he watches the love of his life leave him, carefully place her briefcase on the ground and walk away (which was not as   Read More …

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It’s hard to believe that a high profile, big budget film franchise such as Spider-man would go to the guy who made the low-budget, borderline joke-of-a-film The Evil Dead (1981). Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) and group of four of his young friends rent a cabin in the woods for a weekend vacation. Within a few   Read More …

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Here’s a list of redeemable qualities of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, in order of best to worst: 1. John Hurt Indy is back, older than ever. When he finds his friend has been taken prisoner by Soviets (because there aren’t any Nazis in 1957), he ventures out to save him!   Read More …

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Horror tropes Insidious got to check off the list: the “kids are creepy” trope, the “1920s pop song played at inappropriate times” trope, and the “medium scribbling down a supernatural threat while in a psychic trance” trope, just to name a few. The Lamberts move into a new home, and immediately find weird things start   Read More …

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