The Drop

A wannabe cringe comedy and societal commentary, this film—about a gaggle of friends at a destination wedding in Mexico who go into upheaval when one accidentally drops another’s infant (don’t worry, she’s fine)—never comes close to getting off the ground. Instead, we’re presented with a weekend in the life of […]

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A Hollywood Christmas

Ugh. Shame on me for even giving this thing a try. In theory, the premise is okay—a Hollywood director (Jessika Van) finds out that her studio is axing the Christmas film division, so it falls on her assistant (Anissa Borrego) to frame her life as a holiday movie in the […]

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Christmas With You

Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Aimee Garcia star in this mawkish, Hallmark-y holiday flick that pales in comparison to the similarly plotted ‘Marry Me’ from earlier this year. Garcia is a borderline has-been pop star needing a career boost, so she naturally turns to a small town music teacher to turn […]

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Black Adam

Oh my heavens, can DC just stop? Even when not being compared to their vastly superior rivals over at Marvel, the DC Extended Universe has just been one colossal mess after the other, and ‘Black Adam’ may just be the worst of the bunch. A horribly muddled plot, a laughably […]

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Amsterdam

If ever a movie had a pedigree for success, this one would be right up there… but no. Writer-director David O. Russell gathered Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Rami Malek, Michael Shannon, Zoe Saldana, and tons more for a re-telling of the real-life 1930s conspiracy to remove FDR […]

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Dead for a Dollar

The cast includes Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe, and Rachel Brosnahan, and it was written and directed by Walter Hill (‘Alien’, ‘48Hrs.’), but this thing can’t seem to get so much as a spark lit throughout the entirety of its two-hour runtime. Ostensibly a gritty Western about revenge and bounty hunting, […]

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My Best Friend’s Exorcism

Over the course of 13 years and 1,400 reviews, I’ve obviously run into quite a few stinkers along the way. (2011’s ‘Your Highness’, 2018’s ‘The Happytime Murders’, and 2019’s ‘Serenity’ stand out.) Let’s add this piece of ridiculously awful garbage to the list, too, shall we? Based on the (admittedly […]

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Pinocchio

For a company built on the spirit of imagination and creativity, Disney sure has had its share of unoriginal clunkers recently, particularly in the live-action department. Hot on the heels of last summer’s awful ‘Cruella’, we now get Robert Zemeckis’ update of ‘Pinocchio’. I’m not sure anyone asked for it, […]

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Out of Office

If you’re wondering why this tiring and flat effort seems like a failed NBC pilot to pair with ‘The Office’, it may be because it’s written and directed by Toby himself, Paul Lieberstein. Milana Vayntrub, Ken Jeong, and Jay Pharoah are along for the ride in this workplace comedy set […]

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Spin Me Round

Every so often, you’ll trip on film that will make you say, out loud, to no one in particular, ‘What the heck was that?’. Such is the case with this bizarre, twisted Indie drama (attempting to be a comedy) about an Olive Garden-esque manager (Alison Brie) who wins a spot […]

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