X-treme Downsizing!

Honestly, who hasn’t cubicle daydreamed about which office supplies would make the best weapons, just in case Jason from accounting ever decides to take his passive-aggressive bullshit on reply-all chains to the next level? James Gunn sure has, as he appears to have taken a long poop break while writing and directing The […]

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Light on Bananas

In spurts, Kong: Skull Island is the whacked-out, gleeful nonsense director Jordan Vogt-Roberts clearly longed to make. Straight-jacketed by a studio determined to craft a broad-demographic-appealing “shared universe” using their giant monster characters, Vogt-Roberts still managed to work in a high-quality sequence of Tom Hiddleston chopping pterodactyls in half with a friggin’ […]

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Fun With Fascism

I hesitate to write the word anywhere near his name but maybe the only “endearing” quality about Donald Trump is that artists have an uncanny ability to get under his skin. If America really is going to do the whole “throw a tantrum over the rapidly changing demographics of our country by […]

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Hurry Up, Sunset

Sacrilege though it may be to fellow comic aficionados, facts are still facts: As a character, Wolverine kind of sucks. Moody and hairy, the murder-happy brute is all pouting and brooding; he’s like a stabbier Morrissey. Logan is the R-rated, uber-super-duper-serious mope-fest Wolverine fans have longed to see on the big screen, […]

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Slightly Worse White People

The satirical thesis of writer/director Jordan Peele’s Get Out is so deliciously literal, Jonathan Swift modestly proposes that his recipe has been bitten. The very real, authentically frightening, practice of white Americans brutally harvesting the culture and bodies of black people didn’t require much alteration to produce a horror film. But Peele […]

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Brick-a-Bat

Forget “Don’t Tread on Me.” If Americans really wanted a flag that captures our collective mentality, it would be a morbidly obese snake with the words “If Some Is Good, More Is Better” written beneath it in crayon. Lego Batman takes a hilarious minor figure from The Lego Movie and attempts to […]

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