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Cutting Room for July 10

 

Talking Twinkies

 

A Siren’s Dirge

 

Movieha! Your favorite movie podcast

 

Pity the Privileged

 

Mocku-Dracu-mentary

 

Cinema Cities

 

Hocus Poking

 

Unlucky Harms

 

Reel Meaning

 

For Me? Fine. So Dumb!

The theory holds that monkeys typing on a typewriter can eventually produce “Hamlet” by accident. Presumably, Jack the Giant Slayer is one of the monkeys’ lesser works. Hobbled together by five writers, one of whom is a previous Best Screenplay Oscar winner, this film is a series of studio executive notes stretched into two hours. Unimaginative, uninspired, undeserving of attention, this bloated monstrosity...


Cutting Room for March 1

  • Although the documentary Girl Rising sadly does not detail the first woman born with the superpower of flight, the film does have a pretty neat trick: it’s free to see! At least if you head down to Film Streams (filmstreams.org) on Thursday, April 4 at 7 pm. The free screening, funded in part by TD Ameritrade, will be held in collaboration with the Institute for Career Advancement Needs (icanglobal.net) and...


Cutting Room for February 22

  • Adam Sandler, whose contract with the devil that grants him riches and fame but specifies he must unleash the fresh hell that is a new film once a year, is returning to romantic comedy for his next outing. And he may be returning to a familiar partner in Drew Barrymore. Having forced her to listen to Billy Idol in The Wedding Singer and somewhat psychologically abused her in 50 First Dates, it is unclear the...


I Immediately Regret This Decision

It has been claimed by the defendant, Mr. Ryan Syrek, that the film Beautiful Creatures is neither “reductive Twilight barf” nor “derivative young-adult hormonal daydreaming” but that it is, instead, “charming and kinda fun.” The prosecution points to Mr. Syrek’s questionable celebration of such films as Miss Congeniality 2 and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters as evidence of his compromised mental state. Let the...


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Southpaw

Jake Gyllenhaal swings but the film kinda misses.

GRADE
C+

Ant-Man

A delightfully scaled-down heist movie featuring shrinking superheroes.

GRADE
A-

Minions

A spinoff of Despicable Me that isn't totally despicable. 

GRADE
C+

Amy

A soul-crushing look at a siren taken too early.

GRADE
A+

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Another coming-of-age dramedy about a sad, privileged white kid.

GRADE
D

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