REVIEW: Paddleton (2019)

Release Poster – Netflix

The following is a quick review of Paddleton — Directed by Alex Lehmann.

There is a way to sugarcoat and refuse to spoil what Paddleton is really about. I could tell you that it’s just about two old friends and neighbors playing some game they invented for 90 minutes. I could feed you some line about how it becomes surprisingly moving or something like that.

But, I’m not going to do that, because Alex Lehmann’s Paddleton essentially reveals its nature in its very first scene in which it is revealed that Mark Duplass’ Michael is suffering from terminal cancer. Paddleton, though — yes — named after the game that is two friends’ own invention, is a film about assisted suicide, saying goodbye, and reluctantly coming to terms with a loss.
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Top Ten Movie Villains of 2014

2014-villains
‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ 20th Century Fox

The following list contains spoilers for films from 2014.

It’s week five of the Heroes and Villains period of Top Ten Tuesday, and that brings us to 2014. 2014 was a truly great year for villains, and some of the villains on this list are some of my favorites of all-time. Do note that these characters aren’t solely ranked on how evil their actions are. Without further ado, here are the top ten movie villains of 2014.
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REVIEW: Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

Neighbors 2 Poster - Universal
Theatrical Release Poster – Universal.

The following is a review of Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, also known as ‘Bad Neighbours 2’ internationally.

I’ve been cautiously excited for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising ever since I first heard about it. Neighbors was such a surprise hit in 2014, I thought it was so much fun. But time and time again we see bad comedy sequels. Neighbors 2 definitely isn’t bad, and it is worth seeing for fans of the first film, but the theatrical release version of Neighbors 2 wasn’t as good as I wanted it to be. Continue reading “REVIEW: Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)”

REVIEW: Neighbors (2014)

Neighbors Poster
Theatrical Release Poster

The following is a review of Neighbors, also known as ‘Bad Neighbours’ internationally.

In Neighbors, Mac (played by Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (played by Rose Byrne) are trying to deal with life’s newest challenge for them: parenthood. But the Radners have also realized that parenthood may mean that they have to leave their old lifestyle behind. One day, they notice that someone is moving in next door, but soon learn that their new neighbor is a fraternity. Continue reading “REVIEW: Neighbors (2014)”