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Lamar Reviews-Fury

First it was Inglorious Basterds and now Fury. Brad Pitt and World War 2 go together like peanut butter and jelly. He really seems comfortable in the role of a soldier. But I expected him to be awesome, the big surprise was Shia LaBeouf who went off the deep end and disappeared. Well, he’s back, but maybe not totally. His performance is dead on the money but during filming he did pull his own tooth and refuse to shower for weeks at a time in an effort to better get into his character. Eventually he was forced to move out of the hotel where the rest of the actors and crew were staying to a bed and breakfast a few miles down the road. Read more...

Lamar Reviews-The Judge

I’ve been waiting on this movie ever since I saw the first trailer. Robert Duvall at 83 with a career that spans over 53 years has made over 140 movies. The man is an extraordinary actor. Robert Downey Jr. with over half that many has proven himself to be as versatile an actor as you will find. It’s been a while since he did major serious role. Since 2009 it’s been comedies and super hero movies. Read more...

Lamar defends his choice

We're one day closer to the people's movie critic and his review, but there's one problem. Todd and Lamar are fighting over what movie he will review. To ease the tension between the two we opened up the phones and let the listeners decide on the movie this week. Do you agree? Read more...

Lamar reviews-Gone Girl

Let’s be clear, before I review this movie understand that I am not a Ben Affleck fan. And for him to be in a movie where he is suspected in the disappearance and possible death of his wife makes perfect sense. So far in his career he is responsible for sinking Pearl Harbor, destroying the beloved comic book character Daredevil, and even as I speak he’s planning the slow and agonizing death of the Batman franchise. In his defense, on the positive side he has The Town, Argo, and Matt Damon. I still don’t like him. That being said he is way awesome in this movie! Read more...

Lamar reviews-The Equalizer

I was a huge fan of the TV show that aired from 85 to 89. When I saw that Denzel was making this movie I was like a kid at Christmas. And let me say for the record, just like Santa Claus Denzel does NOT disappoint! I have yet to see a role he cannot play. He makes it look effortless because he never appears to be trying too hard, if anything he's always understated. His confidence level in every character he plays i2 off the chart. He believes that he is that character and therefore we believe it too. The smooth way he carries himself along with his facial expressions, especially his eyes, speak way more than the dialog. His smile can be calming and reassuring, or it can make your blood run cold with fear, depending on what character he’s playing. He spends a lot of time in this movie quiet and perfectly still yet the tension and the apprehension of explosive action is so thick you could cut it with a knife. Read more...

Lamar reviews - This is where I leave you.

I have a list of actors that guarantees I’m seeing any movie they’re in, regardless. Denzel, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and Robert Downey Jr. are a few. Jason Bateman is definitely on that list and he never disappoints. Read more...

Lamar reviews- Dolphin's Tale 2

Harry Connick Jr. is back as Dr. Clay Haskett as is Cozi Zuehlsdorff as his daughter Hazel. Also back is Ashley Judd as Sawyer’s Mom Lorraine and Morgan Freeman as Dr. Cameron McCarthy who built the artificial tail. 78 year old Kris Kristofferson who looks great for his age, returns as Father and Grandfather Reed Haskett. Read more...

Lamar reviews- As above, So below

Let’s don’t think of this so much as a movie review but as a public service announcement/preparing for your retirement, advice. As in don’t waste your money on this movie, put it in your 401K. There were a lot of possible movies to review. Most of them with actual movie stars that you’ve heard of. But Todd being Todd says I have to go see a horror movie. And not just a horror movie but one that is so bad that not only do they not show it in the peak summer movie season but they won’t hold it until closer to Halloween when people are actually looking for any kind of scary movie. This is one of those movies that studios release this time of year and hope no one notices. No one did, except Todd. Read more...

Lamar reviews - Sin City; A dame to kill for

There are some of the same characters from the first film and some new ones. There are 4 story lines. Some that happened before the first movie and some that happen after, so it’s a mixture of a prequel and a sequel. You really need to see the first one. Read more...

Lamar reviews- The Expendables 3

I’m not saying the cast of this movie is old but, the average age of the 3 biggest names is 69. Word is they had toyed with a few different titles for this movie; Hey You Kids, Stay Out of My Yard, The Revenge of the Mall Walkers, or my personal favorite, Hey, Turn That Crap Down! But they settled on the easy to remember Expendables 3. It’s been two years since the last Expendables and they really wanted to get this one out sooner but naps, multiple overactive bladders and having to eat dinner at 4:30 slowed down production. Read more...

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