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REVIEW: The Hangover Part II – Holler! City Of Squalor!

Posted by SoberFilmChick on Thursday, May 23, 2013, In : 0.06% Beer or Wine 

The Hangover Part II

Directed by: Todd Phillips

Starring:  Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Justin Bartha, and Paul Giamatti

With the release of The Hangover Part III imminent, STMR continues its retro review series of the Hangover trilogy with The Hangover Part II. Like most sequels, The Hangover Part II suffers in comparison to its predecessor. The first movie was so ridiculously hilarious and original, that it was impossible for the sequel to outdo or ev...

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REVIEW: Win Win is So-So

Posted by Zach Davis on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, In : 0.09% Cocktails 
Win Win
Zach Davis

Directed by: Thomas McCarthy

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Alex Shaffer, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young, and Melanie Lynskey

I’m a fan of Thomas McCarthy’s two previous works, The Visitor and The Station Agent, but Win Win just doesn't work for me.  McCarthy is much more a writer than a director.  He relies heavily on original down-to-earth characters in most of his films, and this is exactly what Win Win sorely lacks.  The characters are all disingenuous....

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