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Game Night

Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) are a perfectly happy couple, enjoying their weekly game nights with their circle of regular friends. But when Max’s brother Brooks (Kyle Chandler) shows up, the balance is off. Always competitive with Brooks, Max has always had a bit of a kid brother complex to his hotter, more …

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Wilson (2017)

Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Daniel Clowes, the film centers on an eccentric, curmudgeonly and filter-less odd duck named Wilson (Woody Harrelson), who lives alone, says whatever he thinks, and whose only friend is his beloved dog. Spurred by the death of his father and the realization that he lacks …

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Saved!

Set at American Eagle Christian High School, Saved! is the story of Mary (Jena Malone), an ordinary teen whose world is turned upside down when her boyfriend reveals that he is gay. Troubled, Mary feels that it is her responsibility to help him. Most girls would view remaining a supportive friend “helping”, but Mary’s religious …

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Death to Smoochy

Robin Williams plays Rainbow Randolph, a children’s television show host that has fallen from grace after getting caught taking a bribe from some supposed eager parents who want their kid front row center on his show. Much to his bitterness, the station programmers (Jon Stewart and Catherine Keener) easily replace him with squeaky-clean Sheldon Mopes …

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The King of Comedy

It’s a strange thing watching a movie without a hero, and by hero, I don’t mean anything extraordinary. I’m just talking about someone remotely likable who could be identified as a protagonist. As Martin Scorsese’s The King of Comedy begins, your hero radar quickly hones in on Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro). We meet him at …

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The War of the Roses

Few onscreen couples can compare to Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas. They have such perfect chemistry that it’s possible to tolerate the sometimes silly, over-the-top situations in their movies for the sake of seeing them together. No matter how absurd things get, they never lose their credibility. I always imagine The War of the Roses …

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