So far in Devil’s Advocate Month, we have talked about an underrated superhero movie from the 90’s and a decent movie overshadowed by its predecessor. But now it is time for the fun to begin! Let’s talk about something that everyone tends to love and give a dissenting opinion… AKA shit all over it. So today, I am going to be the Devil’s Advocate for the popular television show, The Office. One of the most popular series through the mid 2000’s and early 2010’s, The Office has been the inspiration for a lot of humor in adults we see today. To say that is influential is a foregone conclusion. But whether or not the series is actually good… Well that is an argument that I am ready to make in the less popular direction. Continue reading “Devil’s Advocate Month: The Office (USA)”
It has been quite some time since a really good coming of age movie was released. Not since the glory days of John Hughes has a movie come out that, in my opinion, really sticks as a staple of the genre itself… And like my Bloodsport review, John Hughes was also in the 80’s… Like Action movies… And slasher flicks… Son of a bitch! 1980’s Why must you be so topical?! But I digress. The Way, Way Back may not be the most memorable or necessarily best coming of age movie I have seen, but it certainly has a charm to it that cannot be denied.
From the collective minds of Jim Rash and Nat Faxon (who both have roles in the film as Lewis and Roddy respectively), the duo is able to bring us a very fascinating story of a young man coming to grips with the divorce of his parents and gaining more confidence in himself from his summer spent at a water park called the Water Wizz. Not to mention a blossoming summer love story between him and the girl next door Susanna (AnnaSophia Robb) as well as learning to stand up to his mother’s new love interest and all around douche, Trent (Steve Carell). Continue reading “Tanner Reviews The Way, Way Back”
It always is worrisome to go see a film like Despicable Me 2. A film that is heralded as a classic and a very fun and very enjoyable family movie is coming out with a sequel… And for the most part these sequels are hit and miss. Some of them are okay, but other can be outright horrendous. Any time you watch a sequel to a children’s cartoon movie, the question usually asked is, “What happens after ‘Happily Ever After’?” Not to mention these movies are some of the biggest offenders of the sequel generating monster, knowing full well that kids will watch whatever they throw at them and stare at their demographics charts saying ‘Kids liked (Insert Thing)? THEN QUADRUPLE THE THING! MAKE THING TOYS, THING PROMOTIONS! RAM IT DOWN THOSE LITTLE BASTARDS THROATS! THINGS! Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Despicable Me 2”