Palm Springs (2020)

To the struggle. November 9th, the year is unknown. In Palm Springs, a wedding is scheduled to take place. Nyles (Andy Samberg) has attended with his girlfriend who is in the ceremony, the young and ditzy Misty (Meredith Hagner). They’re not good for each other and the end is closer than the beginning. Weddings have […]

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Varsity Blues

Who would have known in retrospect that 1999 would produce two fairly notable football movies that in some interesting ways have stood the test of time? Any Given Sunday closed the end of 1999, that Oliver Stone flick being extremely prescient and forward thinking with the issues it brought to the forefront. Opening 1999 was […]

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Irresistible (2020)

On both ends of the political spectrum, dummies will always exist. Is Democratic strategist Gary Zimmer (Steve Carell) one of those dummies? He certainly feels as such, being one of the people in charge of Hilary Clinton’s failed 2016 Presidential campaign run. Zimmer identifies the biggest takeaway as a failure on the Dems part to […]

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

Friends are the family you choose. Save for Carl (Bruce Dern), there are not many people Zak (Zack Gottsagen) can consider a friend in his nursing care home. As an individual with Down’s Syndrome, everything and everyone exists to insulate himself from the outside world. Zak knows there’s more to life than this. He’s got […]

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We’re The Millers

We are family! Smugglin’ drugs in an R-V! How did that happen? Small-time pot dealer David (Jason Sudeikis) ends up getting robbed of his product, cash too. This type of scenario occurring often means death from the big boss,  which in David’s case is Brad Gurlinger (Ed Helms). Brad has a plan in mind though […]

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Vanilla (2019)

“Things can be dumb and amazing.” At least, that’s what’s said by Kimmie (Kelsea Bauman), who aspires to be a standup comedian. For now, she works in an NYC pizza parlor where she tests out her material—often in painful fashion—to patrons and her manager/uncle, Sal (Eddie Alfano). The Big Apple is also home to Elliott […]

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Come As You Are (2019)

Doused in mud, soaked in bleach. For Scotty (Grant Rosenmeyer), coming as he is means being without function in his limbs, afflicted since birth. For Mo (Rav Patel), coming as he is means being completely blind. For Matt (Hayden Szeto), coming as he is means adjusting to a new normal of being paralyzed from the […]

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Extra Ordinary

World. Class. In Ireland, the Extra Ordinary loner Rose (Maeve Higgins) is attempting to live a normal life. She’s got the talents that see her talk to the paranormal, sending spirits and ghosts to where they need to be. Her skills were cultivated alongside her father, Vincent Dooley (Risteárd Cooper), a legendary paranormal expert who […]

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Fantasy Island (2020)

“Anything and everything is possible on Fantasy Island.” That’s what the overseer of the island, Mr. Roarke (Michael Peña) says, anyway. The island is purported to have mystical powers, the type of powers that can make a fantasy real. Five individuals are about to find out for themselves: stepbrothers Bradley (Ryan Hansen) and Brax (Jimmy […]

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Downhill (2020)

“Every day is all we have.” That’s the mantra that Pete (Will Ferrell) has adopted from his late father. It’s been less than a year since his father’s passing, and it’s something he’s not fully over. He hopes this trip to the Alps with wife, Billie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) along with two sons Emerson and Finn […]

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