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F ew TV stars, past or present, could breathe the same rarified air as Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. As a power couple, they dominated the Nielsen ratings throughout the 50s, often commanding an audience of over 60 million. At the same time, Aaron Sorkin's wonderful Being the Ricardos also shows the great and terrible burden…
S ome satires are so precise in their humor, they feel like a ninja catching a gnat with chopsticks. On the other hand, the jokes in Don't Look Up are about as subtle as a slobbering ogre chasing frightened peasants with an unhinged barn door. Every gag in this film essentially pounds on the same theme:…
Let me start this review with the sting of brutal truth: Just about any movie that has anything to do with video games makes me want to bash myself in the head with a 7 iron. For every entry that distinguishes itself as tolerable (Ready Player One, for instance), there are ten, twelve--no,…
Plenty of movies have done this kind of thing better, I’ve can’t think of them right now. The combination of booze and bad movies makes Toddy a dull boy.
It’s well-cast, sharply written, and blessed with a freewheeling attitude that keeps the film from wallowing in self-seriousness. Put another way: This may not feel like a Marvel movie, but it is–all the way down to its bones.