Hot Fuzz (2007)

Hot Fuzz follows the incredibly talented Sergeant Nicholas Angel after he is transferred for making his colleagues “look bad”. Angel is initially resistant to the reassignment, but soon uncovers a dark mystery in Sandford that puts all of his policing skills to the test. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Hot Fuzz… Pros: EdgarContinue reading “Hot Fuzz (2007)”

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

Safety Not Guaranteed is a charming movie about a relatable outcast who interns for a magazine and embarks on a road trip for an unusual assignment. It’s not your typical rom-com, but it is delightful nonetheless. Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: This movie has an interesting plot that takes a backseat to theContinue reading “Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)”

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is the sequel to 2006’s infamous phenomenon Borat. It’s filmed in the same documentary style as the first, but instead of making fun of America as a whole, this one singles out a political party. It will have you either rolling on the floor in laughter or cringing until well after theContinue reading “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)”

Palm Springs (2020)

Palm Springs is a Hulu original that took this year’s Sundance Film Festival by storm, garnering positive reviews from both audiences and critics alike. In a Groundhog Day-esque story, one man is forced to relive the same day over and over until a few unsuspecting bystanders join him along the way. Let’s consider the prosContinue reading “Palm Springs (2020)”

Monsters, Inc. (2001)

Monsters, Inc. is a charming little movie with unique animation, a wild premise and a lot of heart. It shows us monster life when they’re not scaring children in their bedrooms, although there is some of that as well. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Monsters, Inc…. Pros: The voice acting is superb, especiallyContinue reading “Monsters, Inc. (2001)”

The Perfect Host (2010)

The Perfect Host follows a bank robber’s desperate attempt to avoid capture by laying low at an unsuspecting homeowner’s address for the evening. The many twists and flashbacks will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat in this contained indie thriller. Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: This is an independentContinue reading “The Perfect Host (2010)”

Galaxy Quest (1999)

Galaxy Quest follows a cast of washed up actors who are hilariously mistaken for their TV space crew characters by real aliens. Galaxy Quest found a rare balance between poking fun at and simultaneously respecting its subject matter. Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: This movie is an absolute delight from start to finish.Continue reading “Galaxy Quest (1999)”

Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

Adventures in Babysitting is a uniquely exciting comedy with a ridiculous premise, but it’s also filled with fun and memorable moments. Elisabeth Shue stars as the likable babysitter who is unavoidably thrust into this crazy adventure in downtown Chicago. Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: Adventures in Babysitting is the directorial debut of ChrisContinue reading “Adventures in Babysitting (1987)”

School of Rock (2003)

School of Rock is a delightful little movie starring Jack Black and a cast of talented young musicians. The story follows a washed up rocker, Dewey Finn, that seizes an opportunity to pay his rent while simultaneously following his dreams to make it big as a rock star. This family friendly musical comedy has aContinue reading “School of Rock (2003)”

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

Dodgeball is slightly better than your average comedy. Starring Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller, the story follows two rival gym owners and their ridiculous feud that spills over into a dodgeball tournament. It’s a short fun watch, but it does have it’s flaws. Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: This movie has no rightContinue reading “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)”