Baywatch (2017)

SETH GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2017.  Paramount Pictures, Uncharted, Shanghai Film Group, Huahua Media, Flynn Picture Company, Fremantle Productions, The Montecito Picture Company, Seven Bucks Productions, Skydance Media.  Story by Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant, Screenplay by Damian Shannon, Mark Swift, based on the television series by Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, Gregory J….

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Horrible Bosses 2

BB.5 (out of 5) They caused so much hilarious mayhem the first time around, and the box office receipts came in so nice and high that there was absolutely no way they would avoid doing it again.  The misfit trio of Charlie Day, Jason Bateman and Jason Sudeikis have left their terrible leaders in the dust at…

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Norbit

0 (out of 5) Eddie Murphy has had a few dogs in his highly successful career, but it’s still surprising to think that this piece of garbage could involve him. Teaming up with makeup wizard Rick Baker, Murphy plays three characters: the title role, a soft-spoken dweeb who is raised in an orphanage, an (offensively stereotyped)…

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I Love You, Man

BBBB (out of 5) Paul Rudd is amiable as a rising-star realtor who has just proposed to his girlfriend (Rashida Jones) and she has accepted. All should be perfect except for one tiny hitch: he has no friends, having been a girlfriend guy his whole adult life, and she is worried that she’ll have no…

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Despicable Me

BBB.5 (out of 5) Being a world-renowned villain is about as precarious a position to hold as being a famous supermodel: sooner or later, someone younger and better is going to come along. This is the difficulty that smarmy supervillain Gru (Steve Carell donning a hilarious quasi-Italian bad guy accent) faces when the younger, more…

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The Descendants

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Alexander Payne made audiences wait seven years for another feature following his critically acclaimed Sideways, and it was well worth every moment of anticipation. George Clooney stars in his richest performance as a Honolulu lawyer who has two huge issues to deal with at once: the enormous, undeveloped land on Kauai that…

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