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On Bouffe Pas

'Le Chef' is fun until it isn’t

Meh  Le Chef falls under the screwball comedy umbrella, and it’s really, really silly and really, really French about it.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 David Riedel

At Least It’s Only 93 Minutes

'The Double' deserves two middle fingers

Meh Richard Ayoade’s The Double is based on Dostoyevsky’s novel, but its only saving grace is that Jesse Eisenberg is likable.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 David Riedel

Take a Shit, Call It a Movie

'Blended' blah blah, whatever, fart joke

Meh Blended is not the worst movie in the Sandler catalogue. It has the one thing in a Sandler comedy that can elevate it: Drew Barrymore.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 David Riedel

Hoods, Hooligans and Thugs: Oh, My!

‘God’s Pocket’ is quietly derivative

Meh Actor John Slattery makes his feature film-directing debut with God’s Pocket.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 David Riedel

Choses Déjà Vues

It’s been there, done that for ‘Bright Days Ahead’

Meh That plot description is glib, but Bright Days Ahead doesn’t warrant anything deeper.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 David Riedel

Spoil-the-Party Monster

‘Godzilla’ is big but snoozeworthy

Meh Godzilla is ninety minutes of prep work followed by 30 minutes of Godzilla facing off with two MUTOs (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms).

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 David Riedel

Why Can’t Spider-Man Get a Screenplay as Good as the New ‘Captain America’?

‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ amazes in its disposability

Meh The Amazing Spider-Man 2 suffers from the same affliction that plagued Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 David Riedel

Hey Joe: Where You Going with That Gun in Your Hand?

Brace yourself for 'Nymphomaniac: Vol. II'

Meh Nymphomaniac: Vol. II is, mercifully, not as bad as Vol. I, but it has its share of problems.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 David Riedel

Don’t Go in the Water!

You’ll get caught in The Face of Love’s undertow, and it will kill you

Meh Now that there are two movies playing simultaneously that rely on doppelgangers to fuel the plot, you have a choice: The masterfully eerie Enemy or The Face of Love.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 David Riedel

Hit the Brakes

‘Non-Stop’ proves it’s time for Neeson to get a better action gig

Meh It’s winter, and that means one thing: Liam Neeson will kill the hell out of people. Taken is the first in Neeson’s old-dude-slaughtering series of films. The Grey, Taken 2, and Unknown follow it.

Monday, March 3, 2014 David Riedel
 
 
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