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Movie Review – Greed

Director: Michael Winterbottom Starring: Steve Coogan, David Mitchell, Isla Fisher Year: 2019 Michael Winterbottom likes to work with Steve Coogan, which is great, but unfortunately Greed is more The Look of Love than The Trip franchise, except also much, much worse.  Winterbottom isn’t afraid to experiment, which is great, but sometimes those experiments blow up

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Movie Review – History of the World: Part I

Director: Mel Brooks Starring: Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Madeline Kahn Year: 1981 We’ve been waiting a long time for Part II, Mel; maybe after the quarantine you can get on it.  I mean, Jews In Space?  Hitler On Ice?  What’s not to be excited about, even after 40 years?  I kid, and it’s just another

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Movie Review – Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Director: Mel Brooks Starring: Cary Elwes, Amy Yasbeck, Richard Lewis Year: 1993 Men in Tights was one of Mel Brooks’ last movies and you can tell; the gag was up.  It’s shocking that it lasted so long, this running Jew joke that was Brooks’ style, this physical comedy romp genre that made fun of everyone

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Movie Review – Over the Top

Director: Menahem Golan Starring: Sylvester Stallone, David Mendenhall, Robert Loggia Year: 1987 Watch the openings credits, listen to the cheesy 80s theme song, and tell me Over the Top isn’t the best movie ever made, I dare you.  By ‘best’ I mean so bad that it comes full circle and becomes amazing against all logic,

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Movie Review – Fighting with My Family

Director: Stephen Merchant Starring: Florence Pugh, Jack Lowden, Vince Vaughn Year: 2019 I’m not sure there’s a cuter duo you could put on screen than Florence Pugh & Jack Lowden; having them play bro & sis in an unexpectedly heartwarming tale was the best decision any filmmaker made last year.  Merchant gives us what is

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Movie Review – A Bridge Too Far

Director: Richard Attenborough Starring: Everyone Year: 1977 Where The Bridge on the River Kwai and The Great Escape succeeded, A Bridge Too Far failed.  Although, those former two are POW movies, where the latter is about active warfare, so perhaps it would be more appropriate to compare it to two more modern features, like Saving

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