Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

BB.5 (out of 5) After achieving fame as a pre-teen in the trio The Style Boyz, Conner4Real (Andy Samberg) has gone solo, leaving band mate Lawrence (Akiva Schaffer) to turn farmer and Owen (Jorma Taccone) to become his onstage DJ.  Conner is now a world-famous superstar who can’t even get his butt waxed without posting it online, constantly traveling,…

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13 Going On 30

BBBB (out of 5) It’s 1987, and 13 year-old Jenna Rink is desperate to fit in with the cool kids at school. She even goes as far as alienating her geeky best friend Matt at her birthday party in order to impress ‘in-crowd’ ringleader Lucy. When she’s sprinkled with some birthday wishing dust and announces…

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500 Days Of Summer

BBBB (out of 5) Joseph Gordon-Levitt is thoroughly smitten by charming Zooey Deschanel when she becomes the newest assistant to his boss at their greeting card company. After a few awkward meetings they begin dating and enjoy some thoroughly charming times together, she urging him to resurrect his dreams of becoming an architect and leave the life…

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Starsky & Hutch

BB (out of 5) The popular cop show of the seventies is brought to the big screen as an uncomfortable mix of groovy parody and straight whodunit. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson play the titular characters, two disciplinary cases on the force who are put together as an attempt by their superior officer to straighten them both…

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Looney Tunes: Back In Action

BBB (out of 5) After movies like Space Jam and Monkeybone, the last thing we wanted any more of was live-action/animation combinations, especially ones with Brendan Fraser involved. How surprising, then, that this cute little comedy turns out to be charming and clever, not quite Roger Rabbit material but enjoyable nonetheless. The quirky and inventive…

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Gigli

B (out of 5) Ben Affleck plays a gangster who is assigned to watch over a mentally challenged young man (Justin Bartha) whose Federal attorney brother is causing trouble for Affleck’s East Coast boss (Al Pacino). Jennifer Lopez shows up at his door and announces that she is another contract killer who has been hired to co-supervise…

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