Child 44 Wastes a Great Cast and Premise


Dear Lord, what happened here? Can one file criminal charges against a film that wastes this good a cast and premise? Child 44, directed by Daniel Espinosa and scripted by Richard Price, is based on Tom Rob Smith’s acclaimed novel, which itself was based on a series of shocking real-life … More »

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Take it from a critic, I guess. No internet legal plan in existence could save this film, apparently, from damnation, even if it does have Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy (a.k.a. Bane) playing top roles.

However…. I guess it’s all a matter of perspective.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Sure Is Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2


Nobody was expecting much from Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, but did it have to be this unimaginative and lifeless? The original wasn’t exactly Sherlock, Jr. to begin with, but you might have thought that, given its success, Kevin James and Co. could try to take the second one into … More »

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Sequels, sadly, suffer from the worst challenge in the world — topping, or at the very least reinventing, the original. It’s not an easy feat. But for purposes of entertainment, I would hope we’d just enjoy the flick for what it is: a cheesy, ridiculous, and goofy story that’ll probably make all the kids laugh their heads off.