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Schumer & Vermont Highway Patrol in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Schumer & Vermont Highway Patrol in Theaters

In the mood for some middling comedy, eh? It is everywhere this weekend. When does summer get here? I Feel Pretty Trainwreck, the 2015 big-screen break out for comic Amy Schumer (and LeBron James and John Cena) offered a wise about-face for the rom-com. Written by Schumer, the film simultaneously embraced and subverted tradition by […]

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Big, Bad Movie in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Big, Bad Movie in Theaters

Big weekend! I mean, physically large—the movie itself is pretty forgettable. So, that’s a shame, but there are some excellent little indies to seek out, plus reason for optimism as the warm weather brings out all the early-season superheroes in just a couple of weeks. Rampage Here’s something I never thought I’d say: I miss […]

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Scary, Funny, Uncomfortable Weekend at the Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Scary, Funny, Uncomfortable Weekend at the Movies

What? Raunchy comedies, terrifying horror, the new Wes Anderson movie (and it’s about dogs!) plus a film starring Helen Mirren? It’s like a miracle. And you know what else? Most of them are pretty good. A Quiet Place Damn. So, John Krasinski. That big, tall guy, kind of doughy faced? Married to Emily Blunt? Dude […]

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Nerd Uprising: Ready Player One & Other New Flicks

Hope Madden Hope Madden Nerd Uprising: Ready Player One & Other New Flicks

Who feels like some 80s nostalgia? Video game nerdery? Virtual Overlook Hotel horror? If you or anyone you love can embrace the label “fanboy,” Steven Spielberg has got a movie for you. Not ready to nerd up this weekend? There are other options, some of them pretty great! Ready Player One It’s 2045 in Columbus, […]

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Not Half Bad Movies in Theaters this Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Not Half Bad Movies in Theaters this Weekend

A handful of not-too-bads plus an animation celebration are in theaters this week. Tomb Raider Halfway through the new Tomb Raider, I thought to myself: “Well, you can’t have this kind of movie without those archetypes.” You know the ones: reluctant hero, loyal sidekick, irredeemable bad guy, henchmen with machine guns. And then I second guessed […]

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Tone Deaf Cinema in Theaters this Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Tone Deaf Cinema in Theaters this Weekend

It’s finally here — that winter box office lull, that moment when Hollywood clears its coffers of every bad idea that hasn’t yet made the light of day, every crappy movie it couldn’t release before now because of competition. That’s not great news, but at least it didn’t happen until March this year. Usually, we’d […]

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Heady SciFi + Fun Comedy in Theaters this Weekend

Hope Madden Hope Madden Heady SciFi + Fun Comedy in Theaters this Weekend

What a remarkable February. In what is traditionally a dumping ground month we have been gifted with not only the best superhero film in years—perhaps ever—but a heady SciFi tale from a burgeoning master of the genre. Plus a pretty decent comedy and an absorbing German import. And if that’s not your bag, you can […]

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