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DVD Verdict: Youth in Revolt Review

DVD Verdict:

By now we should all be accustomed to the work of Michael Cera. His shy awkwardness and heartfelt persona has been soliciting sympathy from the "freaks n geeks" set, since he came of age in Arrested Development. He's nailed the lovable loser stereotype, and knows how to play it for maximum effect. The problem is that Cera doesn't change the game much between films and, as he grows older, what was endearing becomes flat-out weird. In Youth in Revolt, our main man Nick Twisp isn't much of a stretch. Take every character Cera has played up 'til now, add a dose of Wes Anderson verbiage, and you get a general idea of what to expect.

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Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Movie Review: What happened at the end?

With Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is the surprising sequel to a surprise hit, the absurdity of which the makers are obviously much more aware of than in part one. Whether that’s good or bad, we’ll reveal in our review. OT: Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (USA/UK 2021) The plot summary They are like dog and cat, heaven and hell, …

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Confessions of Felix Krull Review: What is the end of Felix Krull?

Nine years after “Measuring the World”, the paths of director Detlev Buck and writer Daniel Kehlmann cross again – this time around Thomas Manns CONFESSIONS OF THE INVESTIGATOR FELIX KRULL to adapt. Our review reveals how successful this was. OT: Bekenntnisse des Hochstaplers Felix Krull (DE 2021) The plot summary The good-looking and charismatic …

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Shang-Chi & the Legend of the Ten Rings Movie Review

In the 25th adventure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an Asian main character takes center stage for the first time. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings represents a novelty in superhero cinema and is also an excellent introduction to a film universe that actually already has 24 films under its belt. But above all, …

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