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Is ‘Caddyshack II’ The Worst Sequel Ever Made?
3 months ago

Is ‘Caddyshack II’ The Worst Sequel Ever Made?

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Here’s an old golf joke: What’s the best movie about golfing ever made? “Caddyshack.” And the worst? “Caddyshack II.”

The eight-years-too-late “Caddyshack II” was an instant bomb in 1988 and …
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HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘Deep Blue Sea 2’
1 year ago

HiT DVD Autopsy: ‘Deep Blue Sea 2’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

In 1999 a bloated action piece of shark frenzy was released on our shores.

Despite a number of factors stacked against it (high-concept premise, tired genre, Renny Harlin directing) “Deep …
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‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Has Just One Good Reason to Exist
1 year ago

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Has Just One Good Reason to Exist

The team behind “Pacific Rim Uprising” should send a cookie bouquet to Michael Bay.

The director’s “Transformers” franchise delivered a robot sequel so embarrassingly bad last year any robot adventure …
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Why ‘Trip to Spain’ Caps a Perfectly Droll Trilogy
2 years ago

Why ‘Trip to Spain’ Caps a Perfectly Droll Trilogy

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Michael Winterbottom’s “The Trip to Spain” offers a rare thing – a sequel that honors and enriches what came before it.

Once again, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, playing slightly …
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‘Purge: Election Year’ Shamelessly Slams Christians
3 years ago

‘Purge: Election Year’ Shamelessly Slams Christians

The Crips, the notorious gang who in 2014 were responsible for a third of the crimes in San Diego and 13 percent of the city’s total murder rate, are the …
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Critic v Critic: ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’
3 years ago

Critic v Critic: ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

20th Century Fox hid it from most press outlets, forcing scribes to see the movie after it reached theaters. That’s rarely a good sign. No critics screenings typically means the …
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Here’s the ‘Barbershop’ Sequel’s Ugliest Line
3 years ago

Here’s the ‘Barbershop’ Sequel’s Ugliest Line

Nothing is off limits. And that’s one reason why we’re about to see a third installment of the Ice Cube-led franchise. In our PC age, watching a group of characters just …
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Why ‘Allegiant’ Deserves Your Respect
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3 years ago

Why ‘Allegiant’ Deserves Your Respect

It’s not enough to cast a rising star like Jennifer Lawrence or Shailene Woodley. It’s the heavy, or the character who brings an adult sense of seriousness to the project, …
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‘Zoolander 2’ Models Everything Awful About Sequels
4 years ago

‘Zoolander 2’ Models Everything Awful About Sequels

We waited 15 years for this?

Derek Zoolander transformed from a comic trifle to cable-friendly classic since Ben Stiller’s film hit theaters in 2001.

So “Zoolander 2” wasn’t the worst idea possible. …
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5 Takeaways from Nicolas Cage’s ‘Outcast’ Trailer
5 years ago

5 Takeaways from Nicolas Cage’s ‘Outcast’ Trailer

Now, it’s easy to be snarky about Cage’s recent output. He’s earned it, frankly, skipping from one low-budget mess to the next while ignoring his well of talent. The brickbats …
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