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Lamar reviews - We are your friends

The movie is 96 minutes long, Rated R for language, drug use, sexual content and some nudity. Read more...

Lamar's Review- Straight Outta Compton

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Lamar Reviews- The Man from UNCLE

Considering that 75% of ticket buyers weren’t born when The Man From Uncle television series aired in the mid-60s you’d think it was a risky move to make this film. But considering that was the same time period of the TV show that sparked 5 Mission Impossible movies that have taken in almost 2.5 Billion dollars, it’s worth a shot. The big difference is the movie time periods. Mission Impossible movies are set in present day and the Man From Uncle is set in the early 60s and is an origin story about how everything came to be. This could be a mistake. A younger audience might not connect with the 1960s European cars having a high speed chase at an average speed of 38 miles per hour. This same audience might not appreciate the fashions of the time, much less understand the Cold War or Germany being separated East from West. And I’m not sure if it might not wind up being a man woman thing. 15 minutes into the movie I’m enjoying every second and Carla said “this is horrible, I’m taking a nap.” I'm like "How are we married? I don't even know you! When we get in the car are you going to tell me your vegan?" Read more...

Lamar reviews - Vacation

If we wait around long enough maybe Hollywood will run out of 30 year old movies to remake and come up with something new. Until that happens we watch Mad Max, Point Break, Terminator, and Vacation. With Vacation economically it makes sense. 50 year olds remember the original and want to relive how funny it was so that is your box office base. 20 year olds have no idea so it’s new to them. And 14 year olds that manage to sneak into R-Rated movies love jokes about poop and body parts. Read more...

Lamar Reviews- Ant-Man

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Lamar's Review- Minions

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Lamar's Review- Magic Mike XXL

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Lamar reviews - Ted 2

The good news is this film is absolutely perfect for its target audience. The bad news is, that audience consists of 13 to 15 year old boys and Todd. Sadly only Todd is old enough to get in. As I have discussed before making a sequel to a successful comedy is not easy but as with all comedy sequels no matter how bad it may be, it is driven by money. The original Ted cost $50 million to make and it took in $550 million. It was Universal’s highest grossing movie in 2012. Which explains why they took a chance on A Million Ways to Die in the West, which tanked. Read more...

Lamar reviews - Jurassic World

When the idea of another Jurassic Park movie first popped up the first question is why. The fact that the first three has a box office total of over 2 billion is the answer. Plus 22 years since the original is enough time to grow a new crop of ticket buyers. The smartest thing about this one is it ignores the second 2 movies ever existed so this is the first attempt since 1993 to go back to the island. Read more...

Lamar Reviews - Spy

There is nothing like hearing about something, imagining that it is awesome, waiting for a period of time with high anticipation, and finding out it is even better than you hoped it could possibly be. I’m sure that’s what it would have been like if I had known about bacon before I tasted it. I love my Mama, God rest her soul, but she cheated me out of the anticipation and realization of the first taste of bacon. I’m pretty sure my Mama put a dollop of bacon grease in my bottles and maybe dipped my pacifier in it. That is not the case with Spy. I’ve watched the trailer for Spy every day since it came out. I watched it right before I got in the car to go to the movie, and laughed just as much as the first time I saw it. Read more...

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