Articles by Addison Wylie

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God Bless America

By: Addison Wylie Comedian/Writer/Director Bobcat Goldthwait has this incredible ability to use film as a way to call out an elephant in the room. When he does, no one lifts a finger to interject. It’s because with World’s Greatest Dad and now with his latest angry opus God Bless America, he’s writing about topics and nitpicks that have crossed out minds but the subjects are either too awkward or too nitpicky that we end up…

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The Five-Year Engagement

By: Addison Wylie There are many scenes in The Five-Year Engagement where it’ll be hard for movie goers to separate themselves from the movie without being reminded of being in similar situations. For instance, a quick scene where Tom Solomon (played by Jason Segel) is having a disagreement with his friend Alex (played by Chriss Pratt) about flirting vs. being friendly especially rang true because I’ve been on Tom’s side before when talking to my…

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Safe

By: Addison Wylie Jason Statham’s latest action vehicle is just that – safe. It’s an underwhelming, by-the-numbers romp that plays action cliché after action cliché as if it was reading off a grocery list. However, writer/director Boaz Yakin can’t even come through on those common denominators. Safe wouldn’t even work as a guilty pleasure on DVD. It’s an awkward and annoying flub of a film for many reasons but mostly because it feels like we’re…

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What Is It?

By: Addison Wylie *NOTE: The review for Crispin Glover’s What Is It won’t be like the average review you’ve seen on this site. However, given that the subject and the subject’s film at hand aren’t like anyone or anything else, it feels appropriate to be writing this way. Anyways, carry on.* Crispin Glover established himself as an actor with his early work in Back to the Future and River’s Edge. Lately, audiences have seen Glover…

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To The Arctic

By: Addison Wylie To The Arctic is another documentary that reminds us just how relentless heat is against Mother Nature. The film, to which showcases the habitats and lifestyles of arctic animals (primarily a polar bear family), has an abundance of sweeping establishing shots showing audiences how much more desolate the deepest part of the Northern hemisphere has become.A strong attribute of Greg MacGillivray’s documentary (also co-produced by his son, Shaun) is its ability to tell…

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The Three Stooges

By: Addison Wylie The lowbrow comedic team known as the Farrelly Brothers have always enjoyed slapstick humour and sight gags, so it’s no surprise to see these two directing and co-writing the modern adaptation of The Three Stooges. It’s also a relief seeing these two minds work with basic, old fashioned jokes in a realistic runtime after seeing the duo make so many overlong bad-to-mediocre gross-out endeavours that do nothing but sling around naughty words…

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The Cabin in the Woods

By: Addison Wylie Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard.  Two respected names and two crazily creative people currently in the film industry. I like these guys so much, but as I try to figure out a way to properly review The Cabin in the Woods (a movie they both wrote), the imaginative team is bugging me and sitting back with crossed arms as they watch critics walk a thin tightrope. These two have written a script…

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American Reunion

By: Addison Wylie Time has not sunk this teen movie series but that all depends on how you look at this final (?) instalment of the theatrical American Pie films. Part of the fun of watching American Reunion is that the original cast have all returned to fulfill their original roles they played over a decade ago. Roles that helped establish this group of aspiring talented young actors. Having put up with mediocre to passable…

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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax

By: Addison Wylie My name is Addison and I speak for movies. And, I come bearing a review. For you, from me. It’s a film about nature and how to cherish it. It’s an important message in a film that’s in the pits. We follow a young boy. A young boy named Ted. Voiced by Zac Efron, should’ve been someone younger instead. Efron is energetic and charismatic to boot. But, he sounds too mature for…

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Servitude

By: Addison Wylie Everyone is quick to pull the trigger on the “rip off” gun and Warren P. Sonoda’s Servitude is no exception. In fact, if one was to look up the film’s trailer on YouTube, they would see the two top rated comments sarcastically comparing the comedy to Rob McKittrick’s Waiting…. It’s understandable as to why movie goers would jump to this conclusion. The similarity they latch onto the most is that both movies…