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Leggo my… Lego: Review of ‘The Lego Movie’

ASSEMBLING Feb. 7. I see what you did there.

ASSEMBLING Feb. 7. I see what you did there.

Rated PG, 100 minutes (watched 2/23/14) There’s a twist in the final 15 minutes of The Lego Movie that makes everything perfect. I loved it. If it were at the beginning of the movie, I’d give The Lego Movie 5/5 or maybe even a 6/5. It’s just that for the first hour-and-a-half it was running at a 1 or 2 out of 5. Maybe I was just feeling grouchy that day. Continue reading

Close to the Vest: Review of ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’

"Sir, the captain has turned on the fasten seat belt sign.

“Sir, the captain has turned on the fasten seat belt sign.”

Rated PG, 114 minutes (watched 1/11/14) Review: Just because this may not be a Great Film doesn’t mean it’s not a really good movie. I liked this whimsical dramedy and that’s that. Continue reading

This Just In: Review of ‘Anchorman 2’

anchorman2

He’s kind of a big deal.

Rated PG-13, 119 minutes (watched 12/28/13)

Review:
I’m really happy the tickets only cost $6.75 for this matinee show.

Let’s back up. I love the original AnchormanLike, my fellow journalism majors and I dressed up in coats and ties and made it an event. I could watch this on a loop for hours. But its sequel proves the notion that there most certainly can be too much of a good thing. This is so much like the original in so many ways, but instead of being funny and new, it’s tired, overly predictable and failed to wring out any laughs. Except for the lady sitting two rows over my right shoulder. She laughed, and she laughed hard. Continue reading