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Lamar's Review- Hercules 7-25

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Lamar reviews - Tammy

Its 96 minutes, Rated R for really strong language and sexual humor. Read more...


Lamar reviews - 22 Jump Street

Making a sequel to a movie is tricky business. Sometimes a movie is really good, it lends itself to a sequel, and it works out great. Toy Story 2, Godfather 2, and The Dark knight. But a lot of the time sequels are driven by money. When a movie makes a ton of money the studios can't resist going back to the well, even if it's a bad idea. And they keep going back until it totally bombs. The 2 Hangovers and the multiple American Pie sequels. 22 Jump Street, amazingly, is in the first category. It really shouldn't have worked. The genius of this movie is it completely makes fun of the idea of sequels and especially of itself. We know the problem with sequels and the movie knows we do. It is a complete inside joke and we are invited in to enjoy it. Read more...

Lamar reviews-Edge of Tomorrow

When I first heard of this title it sounded like a soap opera from the sixties. “The Edge of Tomorrow, where our dream of happiness stubs it’s toe” But it turns out that Tom Cruise may have a winner. Read more...

Lamar Reviews - Maleficent

If you had to choose an actress to play a beautiful evil witch (spelled with a B), that could cast a spell on somebody and totally ruin their life, what name would come to mind? I can hear Jennifer Anniston, hand up screaming “I Know, I Know Pick Me, Pick Me”! Read more...

Lamar reviews - X-Men: Days of Future Past

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Lamar reviews- Godzilla

I have to say I’ve been looking forward to this movie with a lot of apprehension. Godzilla is a monster movie icon that has a lot of history. In making this there is a lot more that could go wrong than right. First off we pronounce it wrong, the Japanese don’t use the D and it sounds so much cooler. This year marks the 60th birthday of Godzilla. This is like the 30th one although you really can’t count the one in 1998 with Matthew Broderick, it was a travesty. After that I’m surprised we still have a relationship with Japan. One of my biggest concerns is whether or not a generation that did not watch the original black and white movie with a man in a giant lizard suit, stomping a balsa wood Tokyo into rubble can appreciate what a truly awesome movie this is. Bryan Cranston is the only real name you’ll recognize but that doesn’t matter. The success of the Godzilla franchise was not built on plot and acting, it was built on a guy in a rubber reptile suit. The original in 1954 was a statement about the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Godzilla was not written as either good or bad, it’s just a force of nature that destroys and can’t be stopped. As the movies progressed Godzilla started battling other monsters that were killing and destroying which made Godzilla a sort of hero. If I have any complaint about this movie is I wanted more Godzilla. He doesn’t show up until well into the movie. Read more...

Lamar reviews - Neighbors

Normally an R-Rated comedy about a fraternity would appeal to a mostly male audience. Women would attend mostly because it’s a chance to go out to a movie. That is not the case with this movie. There are 3 main reason women will enjoy this movie. 1. Zach Efron is shirtless. 2. Zach Efron in tank tops and unbuttoned oxfords. 3. Zach Efron shirtless cracking walnuts with his abs. Well, that didn’t actually happen but I’m pretty sure he could if he wanted to. My abs are more suitable to rolling pizza dough or making biscuits! Read more...

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