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To Commemorate Jack Nicholson's 77th Birthday, Let's Remember 10 Iconic Film Roles He Nearly Played

There are plenty of famous actors, but few are in the same movie star stratosphere as Jack Nicholson. The man has been the embodiment of a movie star in every way since the late 1960s. 313 more words

Film Drunk

Prototypiracy

It is hard to be creative when everything else has already been done. That’s why some of today’s best filmmakers “borrow” from or “pay homage” to classics. 330 more words

Bad Santa

April 8th: "Bad Words": "Sideways And "Young Adult" without the depth?

“Welcome to my world. Won’t you come on in. Movie reviews I guess, happen now and then”…

Ahem..

So anyway, this is the first entry in my sure-to-be-popular blog. 844 more words

Movies

Bad Words 2013

Working from a screenplay by Andrew Dodge, Jason Bateman’s directorial debit is a confident comedy-drama, casting him as Guy Trilby, a disaffected 40 year old who enters a spelling-bee for children. 113 more words

Drama

Hilariously profane 'Bad Words' a return to form for Jason Bateman

It’s been a long time since Jason Bateman was in something remotely funny. After resurrecting his career in the early 2000s with Arrested Development and making a successful transition to feature films with a string of well-received performances in Juno, State of Play and Up in the Air, Bateman’s stock quickly declined after turns in dreck like Extract, Couples Retreat, Identity Thief, The Switch and The Change-up. 699 more words

Reviews

How do you spell ‘comedy’? C-R-I-N-G-E

By Richard Ades

Back when I was arts editor for Columbus’s now-defunct The Other Paper, one of our ace critics turned in a review of a horror flick with a grisly scene: The heroes dispatched an attacker by sticking his head in a microwave oven and holding it there until it exploded. 558 more words

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'Bad Johnson' Trailer

It seems that in comedies lately it’s good to be “bad.”

By my reckoning, this trend began with Richard Linklater’s classic “Bad News Bears,” in 1995 which was soon followed by the sequel, “The Bad News Bears In Breaking Training” and “The Bad News Bears Go To Japan.” 72 more words

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