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The Little Hours

The Little Hours fuses arthouse cinema with modern comedic stylings borrowed from Judd Apatow’s toybox.  In other words, it’s a film with lovely cinematography and patient pacing, yet features bawdy behaviour and provocative profanity.

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Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

There’s a difference between being self-aware and being self-involved – the former usually has more sense than the latter.  For instance, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is aware of its buffoonery, but neglects to be involved in its own idiocy.  There’s still a brain behind the immaturity displayed by Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron).

Does It Float?

Does It Float?: Dirty Grandpa

When Dirty Grandpa was released in January, it was panned by critics and moviegoing audiences stayed fairly quiet.  However, after Wylie Writes’ Shannon Page reported that the film was a funny party with irresistible chemistry between veteran actor Robert De Niro and heartthrob Zac Efron, I was inclined to check it out.

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Playing It Cool

By: Addison Wylie Playing It Cool has its cake and eats it too, and knows damn well what it’s doing.  However, director Justin Reardon is no David Wain or Charlie Kaufman, and Playing It Cool is nowhere near as clever as They Came Together or Adaptation. Reardon ventures into feature films with this smug rom-com send-up involving a bitter screenwriter (played by Chris Evans) who is given the task of writing a romantic comedy.  He…

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Safety Not Guaranteed

By: Addison Wylie With his first feature film, director Colin Trevorrow (with the help of screenwriter Derek Connolly) has conjured up this gem that pokes fun at, while still embracing adolescence and growing up. It all starts with our lead female played by character actor Aubrey Plaza – who has always had a certain quality to her presence and to her line-reading that can be summed up in one word: pubescent. In Safety Not Guaranteed,…