Central Intelligence (2016)

RAWSON MARSHALL THURBER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 2016.  New Line Cinema, Bluegrass Films, Perfect World Pictures,  Principato-Young Entertainment, Universal Pictures.  Story by Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen, Screenplay by Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen, Rawson Marshall Thurber.  Cinematography by Barry Peterson.  Produced by Peter Principato, Scott Stuber, Paul Young.  Music by Ludwig Göransson, Theodore Shapiro.  Production Design by Stephen J. Lineweaver.  Costume Design…

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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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Guess Who

BB (out of 5) A Manhattan couple go to the girl’s parents’ house for their wedding anniversary, providing her (Zoe Saldana) with the perfect opportunity to introduce her new boyfriend (Ashton Kutcher) to her family. Saldana has neglected to tell her kin that her boyfriend is white, providing for lots of opportunity for her boorish…

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Moonlight Mile

BB (out of 5) After a middle-aged couple (Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon) lose their daughter to murder, they find their lives are at a standstill while they look for something to help them move along. Their daughter’s fiance (Jake Gyllenhaal) is in a similar position, unable to sort out his feelings long enough to decide…

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Evan Almighty

B (out of 5) If there is a God, he should do more to help prevent movies like these. In this semi-sequel to the box office hit Bruce Almighty, Steve Carell fills in for Jim Carrey as the next hapless boring white guy who gets a tap on the shoulder from the Almighty (Morgan Freeman, who…

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Election

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Brilliant satire that narrows down the hot American political arena to a high school election for SAC president. This isn’t to say that anything is less complicated or dangerous than a real presidential election of course, not when you have cutthroat candidate Tracy Flick (Reese Witherspoon) who is planning on winning…

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Sideways

BBBB (out of 5) One week before his best friend (Thomas Haden Church) is due to be married, a high school English teacher/aspiring writer (Paul Giamatti) takes a trip with him to the wine regions of northern California for a week-long, upscale bachelor party. Naturally, no matter how cerebral they try to make their trip,…

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About Schmidt

BBBB (out of 5) A newly retired vice-president of an Omaha insurance company (Jack Nicholson) looks forward to his new life of lazy days and leisure. Unfortunately, his estranged wife is taken suddenly from him and he is left to face life alone with a giant RV and his daughter’s impending wedding to a goofball….

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Happy, Texas

BBB.5 (out of 5) Two escaped convicts (Jeremy Northam, Steve Zahn) steal a gay couple’s RV and get stuck in the small town where the couple were expected to perform duties as beauty pageant coordinators. The cons pretend to be the couple in order to collect the giant sum of money that they’re being paid…

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Blades Of Glory

BBB.5 (out of 5) Two world-famous ice skating champions, one a wunderkind golden-tressed star (Jon Heder) and the other an overripe, macho womanizer (Will Ferrell) tie for first at an international skating competition. Their long-standing dislike of each other goes public when they create such a fuss on the podium that they get themselves kicked…

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Pumpkin

BB (out of 5) There’s just too much wrong with this film to know where to begin. Christina Ricci plays a letter-perfect cheerleader who has it all: the looks, the house, the cash and the tennis-playing boyfriend. All that means nothing when she meets a mentally challenged boy named Pumpkin who ends up winning her heart….

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