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Coming To America (1988) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Coming To America (1988). Directed by John Landis. With Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall and James Earl Jones. Bored with underlings bowing to please and adore him, Prince Akeem of Zamunda (Murphy) gets cold feet at the elaborate ceremony of his … Continue reading

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Bad Moms (2016) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Bad Moms (2016) Directed by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore • Written by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore With Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Annie Mumolo and Jay Hernandez The writing-directing duo of Jon Lucas and … Continue reading

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Trading Places (1983) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Trading Places (1983) Directed by John Landis. With Eddie Murphy, Dan Ackroyd, Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy, Denholm Elliot and Jamie Lee Curtis.  Trading Places teams Saturday Night Live alumni Dan Ackroyd and Eddie Murphy – the former a snobbish commodities broker, … Continue reading

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We’re the Millers (2013) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

We’re the Millers (2013) Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. With Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Will Poulter and Emma Roberts.  Dodgeball director Rawson Marshall Thurber brings us We’re the Millers, a crime-comedy-caper-cum-road movie in which a friendly neighbourhood drug dealer (Sudeikis) … Continue reading

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A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) Directed by Seth MacFarlane. With Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Giovanni Ribisi, Sarah Silverman, Amanda Seyfried and Neil Patrick Harris.  My girlfriend despises westerns; the bar fights, the dusty land, … Continue reading

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Look Who’s Talking (1989) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Look Who’s Talking (1989) Directed by Amy Heckerling. With Kirstie Alley, John Travolta, Olympia Dukasis and Bruce Willis.  There’s a lot about Look Who’s Talking that’s just plain lazy. It’s staggering today, to think it outperformed Back to the Future … Continue reading

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Ricki and the Flash (2015) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Ricki and the Flash (2015) Directed by Jonathan Demme. With Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield, Kevin Kline and Mamie Gummer.  Jonathan Demme directs Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline to a script written by Diablo Cody…what’s not to like!? It’s reported that … Continue reading

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Tammy (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Tammy (2014) Directed by Ben Falcone. With Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Alison Janney, Gary Cole, Mark Duplass and Dan Ackroyd.    I love road movies. I enjoy a good comedy too, and I think Melissa McCarthy is one … Continue reading

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Say When (2014) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Say When (2014) Directed by Lynn Shelton. With Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell, Chloë Grace Moretz and Ellie Kemper.  Never judge a romantic-comedy by its title. Recently, I have enjoyed Man Up and now this, Lynn Shelton’s Say When (originally titled Laggies – eih!?), … Continue reading

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Film Review by Gareth Rhodes

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Directed by Edgar Wright. With Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong, Mark Webber, Kieran Culkin, Anna Kendrick and Aubrey Plaza. There are times when you feel like there is no justice in the … Continue reading

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