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The UnPopular Opinion: The Descendants

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** As 2015 winds to a close, studios are beginning to...
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Review: Tammy

PLOT: After her entire life ruined in the span of a few hours, former fast food employee Tammy decides on a whim to leave her town, and entire life, behind. However, she's forced to take her alcoholic grandmother along for the ride. REVIEW: I'm genuinely unsure how to feel about Melissa McCarthy at this point. For a little while there, I thought her over-the-top pratfalls...
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Melissa McCarthy is living in a Gangsta's Paradise in the trailer for Tammy

As soon as I saw the teaser for TAMMY, I knew that somewhere out there in the movie blogsphere that someone would reference “ Shia LaBeouf ”. You’ll understand why after you see it. Here we see Melissa McCarthy as a bumbling, crazy person doing a pre-burger robbery ritual to Coolio’s infamous “Gangsta’s Paradise”. This is an interesting teaser since we are basically just...
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Casting Round-Up: Sam Rockwell leads The Eel and Harrison Ford joins Blake Lively in Age of Adaline

To close out the evening, I have two pieces of casting dealing with two great actors. First up is Sam Rockwell who will reteam with his THE WAY WAY BACK producers Kevin Walsh, Nax Faxon and Jim Rash for THE EEL. Faxon and Rash will not do writing or helming duties this time around. Instead, Roberto Bentivegna is directing his script that made the 2012 Black List. The...
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Review: The Way Way Back

PLOT: A timid teenager forced to go to his mother's boyfriend's beach house for the summer finds friendship with a sardonic water park manager. REVIEW: THE WAY WAY BACK treads familiar territory, but well. We've seen plenty of coming-of-age tales of this sort before; we know the rhythm, we can predict the outcome. But the film (which is the debut of THE DESCENDANTS...
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Steve Carell is a major douche in the trailer for The Way, Way Back

The moment I started watching the trailer for THE WAY, WAY BACK I drew comparisons to LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. At first it was because of Steve Carell and Toni Collette appearing on screen but also because the tone of the movie is similar. A family dealing with changes to their dynamic, a son alienated from the parents, and a cast of quirky characters. I also was reminded of THE...
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