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Movie 43

COMEDY. EXPOSED.  It’s unbelievable that so many talents would be willing to work on and off on this collection of raunchy sketches for ten years and come up with so little. The title has nothing to do with the movie itself and there doesn’t seem to be much of a theme, even though Peter Farrelly’s … Continue reading Movie 43

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

SOMETHING BIG WAS LEFTOVER. Recruited by the world’s most successful inventor, Flint Lockwood and his friends return to their island where a habitat of living food animals has formed. A contrived sequel if there ever was one, but considering how crazy the first movie was – why not? The filmmakers are having a lot of … Continue reading Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

PREPARE TO GET SERVED.   When an aspiring inventor comes up with a machine that turns water into all kinds of foods, he accidentally makes it so powerful that it shoots up into the sky and creates a cheeseburger rain over his island; fun at first, the machine becomes dangerous. A wacky adaptation of a … Continue reading Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

22 Jump Street

THEY’RE NOT 21 ANYMORE. Schmidt and Jenko (Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum) are back undercover, this time at a college where they’re looking for a dealer who’s been supplying students with a deadly new drug. The sequel to 21 Jump Street (2012) has such a loose attitude that it’s a wonder the two stars even remember … Continue reading 22 Jump Street

Lost in Translation: Aliens in Tokyo

EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE FOUND. Sofia Coppola, the daughter of esteemed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, was about to direct her second film after debuting with The Virgin Suicides (1999), and she still wasn’t sure if she had her star. After going to Japan to start shooting, Coppola and her crew did not even know which … Continue reading Lost in Translation: Aliens in Tokyo

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

THEY’RE GONNA ROCK THE BOAT! Dave (Jason Lee) and his chipmunks are on a cruise ship (surprisingly enough, so is their arch-enemy, Ian (David Cross))… but eventually they end up as castaways on a tropical island. The third movie in the series is a slight improvement on number two due to a change of scenery … Continue reading Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

I Give It a Year

Nat and Josh (Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall) get married, but it doesn’t take long for them to land in a rut… and then comes a dashing American (Simon Baker) into Nat’s professional life. Borat (2006) writer Dan Mazer’s directorial debut is a featherweight romantic comedy that succeeds in spite of its obvious formula. That’s always … Continue reading I Give It a Year

The Dictator

After falling victim to a scheme hatched by his uncle (Ben Kingsley), Admiral General Aladeen of Wadiya (Sacha Baron Cohen) lives incognito in New York City where he’s plotting his comeback. Made “in loving memory of Kim Jong-Il”, this third movie from the Larry Charles-Cohen team is a straight fish-out-of-water story without any of the … Continue reading The Dictator

What’s Your Number?

ALLY’S LOOKING FOR THE BEST EX OF HER LIFE. Ally Darling (Anna Faris) writes down a list of the 19 men she’s had sex with and hires her womanizing neighbor (Chris Evans) to find out which one is husband material. Sounds ludicrous? It is. This is another example where the tagline is infinitely more clever than … Continue reading What’s Your Number?

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

When Dave (Jason Lee) ends up in hospital, Alvin and the chipmunks move in with his nephew (Zachary Levy) and go to high school where they face competition from three singing girl chipmunks. Kids may get something out of this sequel, but no one involved has put much of an effort into it. Not even David … Continue reading Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel