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March 28, 2012

Today, a movie called “Bully” is making headlines. Not for the amount of money it made at the box office or the eye-popping visual effects, but for the rating it received. The movie, a documentary, follows the lives of teenagers who both bully and are bullied and is intended to educate the audience about the realities of teenage social life today. However, the MPAA slapped the documentary with an R rating, thus prohibiting it from being played in schools and anyone under the age of 17 from seeing it without a parent. This is just the latest in the long line of scandals with the bureaucracy and dubious rating standards of the MPAA.

 

March 7, 2012

We hear it all the time: “Bullying is a major problem in America.” 

 

We hear it all the time: “Bullying is a major problem in America.” 

I’m betting most of us were bullied to a certain degree at some point in our lives (unless you were the one doing the bullying, in which case: boo to you) or at the very least have seen it happen to someone. It IS a major problem. It’s getting worse. The MPAA isn’t helping.

November 18, 2011

It’s finally happened: 2011 has produced a movie worse and less funny than “The Hangover Part II.”  

 

It’s finally happened: 2011 has produced a movie worse and less funny than “The Hangover Part II.”  

Leave it to Adam Sandler to give us one of the most awful cinematic abortions I’ve ever had the displeasure of sitting through.

November 1, 2011

“The Rum Diary” can be somewhat difficult to wrap your head around. 

 

“The Rum Diary” can be somewhat difficult to wrap your head around.  

I was never 100 percent sure if it had some larger purpose that was within grasp that I was failing to reach, or if it really was meant to be the broad and silly comedy the trailers made it out to be.  

I’m inclined to think both, but the movie only toed the water either way, never fully jumping in.  

September 7, 2010

Everyone remembers the success of “The Sixth Sense” and the big twist at the end of M. Night Shyamalan’s blockbuster hit that launched him into the highest echelon of movie making. However, those who have fallen from great heights usually fall the hardest, and M. Night Shyamalan is no exception.

 

Everyone remembers the success of “The Sixth Sense” and the big twist at the end of M. Night Shyamalan’s blockbuster hit that launched him into the highest echelon of movie making. However, those who have fallen from great heights usually fall the hardest, and M. Night Shyamalan is no exception.

 

July 25, 2010

Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) is a CIA agent who seems like she has a good thing going for her.

 

Director: Phillip Noyce

Run Time: 1 hour 39 minutes

Body Count: Apocalyptic

Sequel: Based on the end, inevitable
3 stars

 

 

Evelyn Salt (Angelina Jolie) is a CIA agent who seems like she has a good thing going for her.

June 16, 2010

1. Judd Apatow is a great director.

 

1. Judd Apatow is a great director.

June 10, 2010

It’s the worst environmental disaster in American history. Take that in for a moment.

 

It’s the worst environmental disaster in American history.

 

Take that in for a moment.