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The Sexist Response To The Ghostbusters Reboot Makes Me Sad To Be A Man

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image with words Nerd Rage is comingThe Ghostbusters reboot opens in theaters this weekend. If you listen to the haters it will be the worst movie of all time, even worse than Heaven’s Gate released in 1980. Deep in the negative reaction is a sad case of entitlement with an ample dose of sexism.
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Trainwreck Is Good Description Of The Life Exposed In Amy Schumer’s New Movie

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poster for Trainwreck (2015)The movie ‘Trainwreck‘ written by and staring comedian Amy Schumer had a good mixture of raunch and pathos one expects when viewing Schumer’s comedic exploits. Under the apt direction of Judd Apatow we get a more adult version of his film ‘Superbad‘ that flirts with a dark side not seen much in comedy films. While a bit uneven at times I think the film pulls off a nice balance of bathroom humor and heart.
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‘Spectre’ Dives Into The Legend But Falls Short On Plot And Action

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poster for the film SpectreThe new James Bond film, ‘Spectre’, wasn’t as good as 2012’s Skyfall, but it was not bad. It was more a sequel to the last film rather than a stand alone movie with a new story. It touches on some of the classic Bond tropes found in all the films and even brings back a long lost classic villain but drops the ball on some of the plot, the romance, and the gadgets. It might not be the best film of 2015 but it does continue the renaissance of the Bond films with Daniel Craig.
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The Judge Is A Decent Film That’s Not Sure What Story To Tell

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poster for The Judge (2014)The Judge is a good family drama about the rebel of the family returning to help his overbearing father in his moment of need. If there is a fault, the film is too dense with several story threads. It isn’t sure what story to tell so it feels padded.
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Bad Teacher? Really? On ABC Family?

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poster for the film Bad Teacher (2011)The ABC Family cable channel is known for family friendly programing and series that appeal to the teen demographic. I was shocked the other day to see a promo for broadcast of the movie ‘Bad Teacher’ with Cameron Diaz. The movie is not family friendly nor something just any teen should see. A clean version shown on TV makes the movie even worse.
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In A Sea Of Comic Book Movies, Tammy Is An Island

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poster for Tammy (2014)With a deluge of remakes and comic book movies at the theater, it gets hard to find a good adult film to watch. Tammy (2014) being called an adult film might be a stretch but it didn’t disappoint me and is funny screwball comedy.
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And So It Goes Misses The Mark

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poster for And So It Goes (2014)And So It Goes (2014) is a romantic comedy drama from director Rob Reiner that stars Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton. Even with that cast and director, this film, unfortunately, is a pale comparison to another film about a crusty old man also written by Mark Andrus titled As Good as It Gets (1997).
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Although Not Spectacular, This Is Where I Leave You Is A Fun Ride

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poster for This Is Where I Leave You (2014)This Is Where I Leave You is a film about a family dealing with loss and old unresolved issues the loss triggers when they are forced to be together for the first time in years. Although the different stories seen in the film are not new, the film as a whole was very entertaining.
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