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Movie Review: DIVISION III: FOOTBALL’S FINEST (2012)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on June 20, 2012

 

Starring: Andy Dick, Marshall Cook, Mo Collins, Alison Haislip

Written by: Andy Dick/Marshall Cook/Paul Henderson

Directed by: Marshall Cook

Distributed by: Image Entertainment

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Once a popular comedic actor thanks to his work on NBC’s Newsradio and his excellent MTV sketch show The Andy Dick Show, Andy Dick’s personal demons and very questionable film/TV roles have all but wiped him off the face of mainstream entertainment. Division III: Football’s Finest makes the very convincing case that writing him off was a mistake because not only does Dick give his best performance in years, he does something few other comedic actors can do: he turns a subpar movie into an entertaining one based on his presence alone.

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Movie Review: POOLBOY: DROWNING OUT THE FURY (2012)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on February 26, 2012

Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, graphic nudity, pervasive language, violence and drug use.

Starring: Kevin Sorbo, Danny Trejo, Ross Patterson, Bryan Callen

Written by: Ross Patterson

Directed by: Garrett Brawith

Distributed by: Screen Media Films

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Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury is both far better and far worse than you think it is.

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Movie Review: HUNTED BY NIGHT (2012)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on January 31, 2012

Starring: Jencarlos Canela, Juan C. Bofill, Al Galvez, Seth Gordon, Sonya Smith

Written and Directed by: Juan C. Bofill

Distributed by: MTI Home Video

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Never steal bags of cocaine that fall from the sky. No good can come of it. Unless, you know, you’re a coke head.

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Movie Review: ANSWER THIS! (2012)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on January 16, 2012

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and smoking

Starring: Christopher Gorham, Arielle Kebbel, Nelson Franklin, Kip Pardue

Written and Directed by: Christopher Farah

Distributed by: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

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Although Answer This! is very predictable, following the story beats of both genres it mashes together almost to a tee, it’s still worth watching thanks to its strong cast and more importantly its relatability and resonance.

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Movie Review: THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST (2011)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on January 11, 2012

Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Bonnie Somerville, Amy Sedaris, Jenna Stern

Written by: Josh Shelov & Michael Jaeger

Directed by: Josh Shelov

Distributed by: New Video Group

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The Best and the Brightest is a farcical take on the trials and tribulations of getting a child into a private kindergarten in the hustle and bustle world of New York City (the greatest city in the world, for those who’ve never been to any other city). In other words, privileged people with asinine problems played for laughs. Unfortunately, said laughs are few and far between and for those who don’t belong to/empathize with this world, it feels like a pointless endeavor.

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Movie Review: HOSTEL PART III (2011)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on January 3, 2012

Rated R for strong bloody sadistic violence and torture, sexuality/nudity and pervasive language.

Starring: Kip Pardue, Brian Hallisay, John Hensley, Chris Coy

Written by: Michael Weiss

Directed by: Scott Spiegel

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Hostel Part III marks the series’ first (and probably not last) foray into the straight to DVD realm and while you can definitely feel the difference in everything from the tone to the violence to the story, there are still some good moments that make it a worthwhile watch. Unless you’re a hardcore Hostel fan, that is. Then you might just end up pissed off.

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Movie Review: CEREMONY (2011)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on December 31, 2011

Let the porting over continue! (Original review can be found here)

Rated R for some language, sexual references and drug use.

Starring: Michael Angarano, Uma Thurman, Reece Thompson, Lee Pace

Written and Directed by: Max Winkler

Distributed by: Magnolia Pictures

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Ceremony, the first film from writer/director Max Winkler, is a movie that doesn’t give you the chance to breath; moving quickly from scene to scene with its characters speaking what feels like rapid fire dialogue, it initially requires the viewer to adjust to the proceedings. But once you get on board with Winkler’s style and get invested into the story, Ceremony quickly becomes something more than just your run of the mill quirky indie love story; it’s a movie that’s far funnier than anything in recent memory.

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Movie Review: TABLE FOR THREE (2009)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on December 31, 2011

Note: Haven’t been around for awhile due to family commitments but didn’t want potential readers to think I abandoned the site already. Here’s a review originally posted on my personal site. I may port more of these over as time goes by (or go too long without a new review). Recycling material after only a month and change? Great sign.

Starring: Brandon Routh, Jesse Bradford, Sophie Bush, Jennifer Morrison

Written and Directed by: Michael Samonek

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Table for Three would have been a fine romantic comedy had it contained either more romance or more comedy. Instead, it’s a movie that features very painful jokes told by some really unlikable characters with a story that has an good enough hook but with terrible execution.

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Movie Review: LOVE, WEDDING, MARRIAGE (2011)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on December 17, 2011

Rated PG-13 for Sexual Material and Language

Starring: Mandy Moore, Kellan Lutz, Jane Seymour, James Brolin

Written by: Anouska Chydzik & Caprice Crane

Directed by: Dermot Mulroney

Distributed by: IFC Films

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Fellas, here’s a good way to judge your significant other: if she finds any of the antics Mandy Moore gets into through the course of this movie “cute” or “smart”, RUN. RUN WHILE YOU STILL HAVE LEGS BECAUSE SHE WILL PROBABLY CUT THEM OFF WHILE YOU’RE SLEEPING.

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Movie Review: THE UNDYING (2011)

Posted by Jonathan Sullivan on December 14, 2011

Starring: Robin Weigert, Anthony Carrigan, Jay O. Sanders, Wes Studi

Written by: David M. Flynn, Steven Peros

Directed by: Steven Peros

Distributed by: MTI Home Video

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Let’s be honest, who hasn’t fallen in love with a ghost of a Civil War soldier at some point in their lives?

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