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Drinking Buddies
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A watchable movie that doesn't really get to the heart of the matter and with the amount of beer consumption here on a daily basis, these people would be alcoholics with bigger problems..

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

HUNGER GAMES is mighty fine follow up to the 1st film. Jennifer Lawrence carries the day and proves once again, she destined for a long. successful career in Hollywood. Ending was abrupt . One more scene setting up the finale would've been more satisfying.........

Tropic Thunder
7 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This was not funny, poorly paced and boring; I couldn't watch the whole thing. I don't get the fascination with Ben Stiller. Robert Downey jr is up to the task of his character here, but the script sags too often. Jack Black is going the way of Stiller, Sandler and others who are trying to cash in on movies offering lowbrow humor and lackluster acting...........

Smart People
Smart People (2008)
7 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

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If you need one word to sum up this film, that word is FLAT! Dennis Quaid is miscast as the depressed college professor/father (is that very fake gut pillow necessary?) And Jessica Parker as the new girlfriend/physician (do female doctors really wear their long hair hanging down around their face all day while treating patients in a hospital?) is also working beyond her range here. What is supposed to be dark comedy is unconvincing and forced. You get the feeling there was no time for rehearsing scenes which only magnifies Quaid and Parkers' limitations. The characters are so under developed that you end up having to believe the people here are what they are, feel what they feel and do what they do, simply because the others say so. Even the talented Haden Church (Sideways) and Ellen Page (Juno) are wasted on a very stiff screenplay.
I can't imagine most fans of any of these four actors will find any satisfaction in this uninteresting tale.
The one upside is a pleasant, youthful, soundtrack which unfortunately seems tacked on to give the scenes emotional depth which just isn't there.
Skip this one...................