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“21 Jump Street is a meta-film that laughs at its very existence.”
“The hunted are mostly one-dimensional, but the hunters are shown in all their glory and look fearsome as they track their prey.”
This might as well be the 34583rd film adaptation of A Christmas Carol, now brought to us from the schmucks at Image Movers! Bah, Humbug!
In this special holiday episode, we sit on the lap of the 2003 dark comedy Bad Santa, which stars Billy Bob Thornton as an embittered veteran con artist who spends his Christmases burglarize shopping malls with his short-of-stature business partner, played by Tony Cox, while in the guise of a department store Santa Claus and his helper elf.
The Discworld! Terry Pratchett! Sky One! Visuals that are (mostly) gorgeous, main characters who are (mostly) brilliant, and a three-hour miniseries that should have been shorter. But still, Death is in it. And he's wonderful. Also, Ursa talks about hero/villain shipping.
“It’s hard to fault a film for not being what you want it to be, but one can’t help but wonder what would happen if Tarantino treated his material with a little more maturity or respect.”
It's become a bit of tradition by now for Sofie to post early reviews of the Hobbit movies, so let's look at the last one and finish this thing.
“I’m surprised the tagline was ‘Seeing is believing’ and not ‘You will believe reindeer can fly!’”
“A satire of comic books seems like a surefire concept, and they’ve assembled a great cast here, but unfortunately the script and the direction rob them of all their comedic powers.”
Sybil judges Dredd! Get it?!
The Horror Guru celebrates Lancegiving by reviewing Stan Winston's directorial debut Pumpkinhead, the 1988 cult classic starring Lance Henriksen of Aliens fame.
The Animated Heroine reviews Disney's Big Hero 6. Does it live up to the hype?
Tony Stark: Not just Iron Man any more. In this episode, Ursa discusses the crumbling of Tony's hyper-masculine ideal to reveal someone who's actually... kind of great.
Long live PM Entertainment! This week, Cecil takes a look at the Karate Kid knockoff A Dangerous Place. Good times.
“And there you have it: an organization that could have prevented the Holocaust is now putting its top people to work stopping a congressman from hooking up with a dancer.”
“Take away the bipolar disorder, OCD, and neuroses, and you’ve basically got yourself a typical romantic comedy.”
One of the most notorious movies of the '90s is still one of the most fun films of the time.
“While it’s obvious a lot of thought was put into the teleportation effects, and they’re pretty great when they actually happen, the script itself seems like it could have used a few more revisions.”
A review of the Vincent Price film.
Ursa's not the keenest on Thor: The Dark World, so she's getting it out of the way before getting onto the good Avenger movies of MCU Phase 2. We talk Loki, being good in bits and pieces, and why cruelty to the shell-shocked isn't funny.