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Game Night (2018)

Directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein

Game Night is a good comedy if you forgive a lot of the potholes, one-dimensional characters and general zaniness that comes with this genre.   1,421 more words

Game Night (2018)

Along with horror & sci-fi, comedy is one of the few genres where I’m intensely skeptical of initial critical consensus. In the recent Indiewire piece… 947 more words

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Anniversary Retrospective: In Defense of Harmony Korine’s 'Spring Breakers'

Five years ago today, a young little production company called A24 released Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers onto American audiences. It was the height of spring break season in the States, but as a broke and bookish high school junior, my only escapist thrills came from heading to my town’s multiplex with a friend, buying two tickets to whatever PG-13 schlock was playing, and sneaking into the sex-and-drug-filled art movie with James Franco doing a Riff Raff impression and Selena Gomez in a pink bikini. 1,449 more words


CAPSULE REVIEWS: Early Man, The Cloverfield Paradox , Game Night & Videoman

EARLY MAN  composed by
Harry Gregson-Williams

Animation scores are always fun to listen to even if you don’t know what’s going on. It opens with the sweet and laid back Dug’s Theme. 297 more words


Session 050 March 2018

Almost ten years ago, I started a regular podcast series. Typically a one hour mixtape featuring any and all styles of music.

Initially it was about getting my favourite records and CDs into a place where I could listen to them online and in some kind of mixed format; however, as time went on, it’s spurred me into a perpetually rewarding routine of tracking down new and old music that I can include in each mix. 1,180 more words

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Review: Game Night

Directors: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein

Stars: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Jesse Plemmons

As I sit writing this, the snow from this week’s weather front is thawing on the roof and cascading down the side of the house. 721 more words


Want a Fun Movie Recommendation with a few laughs? Go See 'Game Night'!

Well-directed/ scripted & cast, the comedy’s willingness to try but not too hard is what makes it a winner.

A complaint I’ve held about major comedies of late, is that they aren’t really movies so much as they are a sketch vehicles that deliver jokes almost exclusively through dialogue. 762 more words

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