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Tower Heist

by mr sparkle on November 4, 2011 · 0 comments

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I am of the opinion that Brett Ratner is underrated. This is not because I find his films very defensible, this is because whereas Brett Ratner is known for being an annoying piece of hot shit, his movies are distracting enough to not merit walking out of.

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The Other Guys

by mr sparkle on August 6, 2010 · 11 comments

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In case you weren’t aware, Step Brothers is the greatest achievement ever in cinema ever.

Okay, it’s not. But at the rate that I, a film dork, think back to the Comedy Extroardinaire from Will Ferrell and frequent collaborator writer / director Adam McKay, it certainly would seem to own a spot on AFI’s top hundred. Following up solid laughers Anchorman and Talladega Nights, the McKay / Ferrell team has proved maybe the most bankable in Hollywood when it comes to laughs. If you’ve gone the past six years without someone quoting a Ron Burgundy line to you, it’s because you haven’t talked to anyone the past six years.

And, as a fan of the divisive Step Brothers, I, more than most, was totally excited for McKay and Ferrell’s newest film, The Other Guys. Maybe it’s because of these high expectations, but this fourth film from the duo appears to be the first hiccup, and unfortunately not a small one.

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