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Quick Review: Blended (2014)

BLENDED BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLAUGUST 26, 2014 Looking at the progression from “The Wedding Singer” to “50 First Dates” to the newest installment in the pairing of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, “Blended”, it is made painfully clear how far off base the quality of the films have fallen. Where “The Wedding Singer” had likable characters and somewhat edgy jokes, “Blended” has flat, one-dimensional characters … Read More Quick Review: Blended (2014)

Quick Review: Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2003)

CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 7, 2013 Sam Rockwell has a way with flawed anti-heroes, and his performance in “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” is a prime example of that. Directed by and starring George Clooney, “Confessions” follows the autobiographical (and somewhat contested) true-to-life story of Chuck Barris, best known for developing the concept for The Dating Game and The Newlywed … Read More Quick Review: Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2003)

Quick Review: Titan A.E. (2000)

TITAN A.E. BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 7, 2013 By and large, not the most compelling young adult animated film ever made, “Titan A.E.” does achieve some general level of memorability with its ensemble voice cast and its use of science fiction and space travel. However, it fails to stand the test of time and occasionally looks haphazard and uneven. Lead by Matt Damon as the … Read More Quick Review: Titan A.E. (2000)

Quick Review: Scream (1996)

SCREAM BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 20, 2013 With Wes Craven’s “Scream,” the horror genre was not only revitalized; it turned upside down. One of the first-ever, self-aware horror films spells out the horror genre rules while also partaking in the stereotypes while remaining a wholly entertaining and sometimes terrifying slasher film. Filled with an exceptional cast from Neve Campbell, Drew Barrymore, Matthew Lillard, and Rose … Read More Quick Review: Scream (1996)

Movie Review: Going The Distance (2010)

One day after a break up stemming from an inability to cope with long distance, I ventured out to see “Going The Distance”, a romantic comedy involving Justin Long and Drew Barrymore. The couple in the film come to question whether love is really enough to keep a romance blooming over an entire country’s length. Not only was “Going The Distance” entertaining, but it definitely nailed the situation head on.

Movie Review: Whip It (2009)

WHIP IT BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 31, 2010 Truth be told, it was not the actors or the storyline that attracted me to the film, it was the song “Pork & Beans” by Weezer in the trailers. The idea of Drew Barrymore interacting with a film more than just ungracefully gracing the screen sent shivers down my spine. But give it up to those glasses-wearing … Read More Movie Review: Whip It (2009)