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Review: JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL, New Adventures Await Old Heroes In This Satisfying Sequel

Okay, you got me. I'm an easy mark for the crowd-pleasing antics of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. While the Jumanji franchise is very clearly an ensemble driven enterprise, it's Johnson who looms largest on screen, both figuratively and literally. It's...

Review: TENACIOUS D IN POST-APOCALYPTO, The Disappointing Animated Adventure Of Jack Black and Kyle Gass' Rock Band

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, the first and so far only film adventure of Jack Black and Kyle Gass’ rock band, is an underrated movie and a heartfelt tribute to rock 'n' roll that fulfills its purpose of...

Review: JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE, Now Go Home

The days of direct sequels are still with us -- Star Wars: The Last Jedi begins practically at the next moment after The Force Awakens concludes -- but the major studios in Hollywood have concluded that there are other, possibly...

10+ Years Later: Does SCHOOL OF ROCK Still Make the Grade?

There are two dominant beats in play for the duration of School of Rock, the 2003 crowd-pleasing box office comedy smash. Most visible and memorable is frontman Jack Black. But just behind him, keeping perfect time and setting the thumping...

The Many Faces Of Dustin Hoffman

This week, Alessandro Carloni and Jennifer Yuh's Kung Fu Panda 3 enters cinemas. I'm actually looking forward to seeing it, as the first two turned out to be a lot better than initially anticipated. And though I'm not always a...

Review: GOOSEBUMPS, A Fleet-Footed Easy Read

A frightfully fun fright flick for families, Goosebumps is witty and dark, never descending into terribly distressing territory, but neither thumbing its nose entirely at the idea that nothing scary ever happens in the real world. Jack Black stars as...

Review: THE D TRAIN, No Direction Home

Dan Landsman is not a thin fellow. Also, none of Dan's old school friends in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, want to hang out with him anymore. Dan embraces the former, but the latter gnaws away at him. He yearns to hang...