Tag Archives: Coming-of-Age

Luca: Streaming at best

Maybe Pixar is stuck in a pattern of great movie followed by mediocre movie, repeat. Currently, it would go: Coco, Incredibles 2, Toy Story 4, Onward, Soul and Luca. If I chose to go back farther, my hypothesis would have more interruptions of … Continue reading

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Good Boys

Hollywood dips into the Superbad/Booksmart well one more time with Tweeners and the results are predictable. All the best jokes were wasted in the trailer. Did I mention these are the morons who gave us the unfunny Sausage Party? Well, I … Continue reading

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Sierra Burgess is a Loser

John Hughes would’ve been proud of this high school take on Cyrano de Bergerac and I loved it because Sierra killed off a couple common tropes in its storytelling. I’m also stoked to see Stranger Things‘ breakout actress Shannon Purser getting a … Continue reading

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Bad Company

Besides being the first movie to use the title Bad Company (the name reappeared in 1995 and 2002, both as modern Action flicks), we can also blame the 1972 period piece for giving the AOR band its name; Paul Rodgers loved … Continue reading

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1999: Mission Hill debuted today on the (now CW) WB network

A big thank you to Bill Oakley’s Twitter feed to remind us all on this momentous date in adult-orient animation history (and progress!). There’s a fantastic, long piece regarding Mission Hill on Polygon from 2017 here. It goes into the level … Continue reading

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Booksmart: Worth seeing, actually funny

Two quick things about Booksmart, put aside the nonsense plug saying from the people behind the unfunny movies Superbad  or Sausage Party, this is actually good, clever and humorous. The other was how Olivia Wilde is a better director than actress. Admittedly, the … Continue reading

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Firstborn: 35 years later, still great

Darned Hulu, finding favorite movies of mine with a looming deadline! I’ve also come to suspect that if the movie is getting yanked from the service in a few days, they’ve reduced its bandwidth or something. Every time, be it 1984 or … Continue reading

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Slut in a Good Way: Worth Seeing

The message of this Quebecois comedy is the double standard between the sexes. Namely how women get labelled sluts and men are congratulated for the exact same behavior. Let me rewind to the movie. Charlotte is a teenage girl enamored … Continue reading

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The Big Mouth Club

I think the artist who did this shirt is one of those people that focuses on a couple themes and then does them to death. However, this mashup of the Big Mouth crowd with The Breakfast Club is rather fitting. Although Nick, … Continue reading

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New shirt from WizWorld #4: The Hormone Monster!

Big Mouth‘s imaginary advisor to Nick and Andrew is one of the funniest thing Nick Kroll has actually done, I often find his other stuff a bit weak. Either way, it’s great to have this character which is part satyr … Continue reading

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Eighth Grade: Must See

Bo Burnham’s directorial debut is a triumphant day-in-the-life of an eighth grade girl. The ghost of John Hughes would’ve been impressed because Bo went ever further on the authenticity with today’s teens without mocking, pandering or tsk tsk’ing the heroine. … Continue reading

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RIP: David Ogden Stiers

Another rough day in which you see a name you haven’t seen in a while show up on the side of the headlines of FaceBook and you know it can’t be good. Sadly, David passed away Saturday from bladder cancer. … Continue reading

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Big Mouth

Nick Kroll has finally done something funny! I’ve seen his stand-up, feh. His characters are mediocre. The movies he’s co-starred, I haven’t read any rave reviews. Big Mouth seems to work better as a vehicle for what he likes to do … Continue reading

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RIP Hugh Hefner

Almost caught up on the obituaries, hopefully the famous people who had an impact on my life would stay alive for a few weeks to keep the morbidity down. As for ‘Hef,’ lets face it, he affected many males from … Continue reading

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This One Summer

Every Summer, Rose and her parents spend a few weeks at their vacation home near Awago Beach. Here Rose hangs out with her Summer friend Windy, unwinds with her parents and soaks in the natural beauty surrounding her. This trip … Continue reading

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