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Movie Review: Happytime Murders 3/5 Stars

By Kevin Thomas
Writer, Contributor 

Mismarketed Puppet Film a Decent Crime Drama, With Raunch

3 out of 5 stars (Average)

The Hapytime Murders is by far the most heavily mismarketed film of 2018.  Advertised as a wild and raunchy comedy, the film is actually a decent crime drama with raunchy humor that showcases that puppets can do far more in movies than sing to your kids.  However, people who want a unique (if flawed) crime drama with some ribald humor will likely be impressed at the immaculate puppetry on display here, along with a solid human cast that plays surprisingly well off of their stuffed cast members.  The Happytime Murders is a good step in legitimizing puppetry as adult entertainment, despite a few bad jokes and some questionable script decisions.  It’s not as good as it could be, but my God, if it couldn’t be a lot worse. Continue reading Movie Review: Happytime Murders 3/5 Stars

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Movie Review: Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom

By: Kevin Thomas
Writer, Contributor

Dino Sequel Darker, Scarier, and More Thrilling
3.5 out of 5 (above average)

I am baffled by the critical reception to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.  Sitting at an unbelievable 50% critics rating on Rottentomatoes.com, reviewers are claiming this entry is stale, unimaginative, and lacking the magic of its predecessors.  I completely disagree with those criticisms and believe the film actually improves on its predecessor by being darker, scarier, and providing all the expected dino-action without sacrificing the heart and character of this franchise.  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdomshould leave moviegoers totally satisfied with action, thrills, anda scarily plausible plot in today’s world. Continue reading Movie Review: Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom

Abandon Ship From Anna Faris’ New Comedy!

By Kevin Thomas
Writer, Contributor

1 out of 5 stars (one of the worst films I have ever seen)


I’ve been reviewing movies since 2005, and I’ve seen a lot of clunkers. From offensive tripe like Daddy’s Home to the incompetence that is Furry Vengeance, I’ve had my fair share of displeasure at the multiplex. However, no theatrically-released film has ever been so awful to the point that I walked out of it. Never has a film so fundamentally misunderstood its premise, characters, and message so badly that I actively had to leave. That is, until I saw the mess that is the unnecessary 2018 remake of Overboard. While the original had depth and thought-provoking commentary while still being a laugh riot, this shipwreck is content to trot out easy jokes without any of the pathos of its predecessor and completely undermines its romantic ending. Continue reading Abandon Ship From Anna Faris’ New Comedy!