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This year's Academy Awards will be a complete disaster

I love to hate the Oscars, but I also hate that I love them.  For the past several years I've had a tradition where I try to see as many Oscar Best Picture nominees as I can. I want to see which movies were considered the best of their...

 
 
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Review: The Upside

As the years go on I'm actually starting to appreciate January more. Every movie gets a bit of a break during January because of lowered expectations and a universal need to stop watching depressing dramas and overblown action movies. There...

 
 
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The Oscars will not have a host this year

The show must go on, as they say. After Kevin Hart bowed out as the Academy Awards emcee, the annual Oscars awards ceremony will go on without a host. The last time a black comedian stepped down as Oscars host (Eddie Murphy in 2011) as a re...

 
 
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See The Upside early and free

Ready to feel good in the new year? How about a little bit of those comedies where two people with different backgrounds learn important life lessons by bonding with each other? Sure, The Upside looks about as original as an over-used ...

 
 
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Kevin Hart out as Oscar host over decade old tweets

I have never been a fan of Kevin Hart. It's not that I don't like the guy or think that he's annoying, but it's simply because I don't find him funny. I acknowledge that humor is subjective, so when a friend of mine tells me that he finds K...

 
 
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Review: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Before we begin, let’s bring all parties to the table, peacefully. When discussing Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the soft-sequel, hard-reboot to 1995’s Jumanji, there are clearly two camps of thought. One camp will p...

 
 
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Jumanji: Welcometo the Jungle has 2nd trailer

The debut of a second official trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, let optimism shine it's goofy face on my otherwise dour, cynical visage. Was that a slight homage to the Robin Williams Jumanji of old? Did they just acknowledge its...

 
 
 
 
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See Central Intelligence early and free

Dwayne Johnso makes things good. He's just fun to watch so I have some hope for Central Intelligence being funny. It's clearly a bit hackneyed, but it could work. You can find out if it'll work with some passes for a screening tonight....

 
 
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Review: Get Hard

The worst criticism a film can get is "harmless." When a film is just "harmless," it's stale, voiceless, and generally fails to make a lasting impression. A harmless film exists, takes 90-100 minutes of your life, and then you'll never ment...

 
 
 
 
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Will Ferrell gets hard in the first trailer for Get Hard

So folks still like Kevin Hart? I'm not going to fault him for making money off a bunch of cheap comedies, but there's something particularly troublesome about his latest project with Will Ferrell, Get Hard. This first trailer for it plays...

 
 
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Review: Ride Along

There's a thin line sometimes between buddy cop movies and comedy cop movies. Usually it's dependent on the amount of action and whether the majority of the time is spent trying to get laughs. When a film tries to tip toe on this line disas...

 
 




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