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Outside Normalcy

'Inside Llewyn Davis’ has its moments, but…

Meh Inside Llewyn Davis is one of those movies that’s more fun to discuss afterward than it is to watch. That’s partly because Davis (Oscar Isaac) is such a reprehensible asshole, and it’s partly because t...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 David Riedel

American Meh

We're all hustled by ‘American Hustle’

Meh American Hustle is, in some circles, being touted as a masterpiece. It’s easy to see why. Good cast (Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner). Respected director (David O Ru

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 David Riedel

Kinda Great, But Kinda Terrible

'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' suffers from comedy sequel disease

Meh No movie with as many jokes a Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues can fail completely (but please don’t steal from Bloom County next time, guys). The sheer volume guarantees some will stick. But there

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 David Riedel

Old, White and Bored

The Great Beauty isn’t great but it is beautiful

Meh The old white guy is Jep (Toni Servillo, who’s better than the screenplay deserves), a man who wrote a successful novel in his 20s and then spent the next 40 years living the good life, writing the occasional...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 David Riedel

Weekend of a Champion

Meh A few months ago, Ron Howard’s Rush, the biopic version of the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt, hit the big screen and sank quickly at the box office. That’s too bad, because ...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 David Riedel

The Armstrong Lie

Meh Hey! Did you hear? Lance Armstrong lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied about doping. For years! And years! And he bullied people who challenged him! And sued them!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 David Riedel

Sunlight Jr.

Meh Sunlight Jr.  When walking into the theater for a screening of Sunlight Jr., know one thing: The reference to sun in the title is this film’s only bright spot Sunlight Jr. is story of two broke, l

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 David Riedel

Dear Mr. Watterson

Meh Believe it or not, there are people out there who haven’t read Calvin & Hobbes. That means there are people who don’t know the sheer joy of reading about Calvin, a rambunctious and preternatur

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 David Riedel

TAPIA

Meh Let’s be clear. It’s not the intention of this review to write ill of the dead. It’s not the intention of this review to piss on a local hero’s legacy. I’d be lying if I write that Tapia is

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 David Riedel
 
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