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Lamar notes... It's a wonderful life!

When I was trying to decide what movie to review this week there were a lot of possibilities. The problem was with all the controversy I had to be careful to pick one that wouldn’t upset North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. To be on the safe side I decided on It’s a Wonderful Life. In this entire movie there is no reference to North Korea or the Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army. Now just in case for some reason he finds offence with this movie or my review I want to remind him of something. Don’t confuse your people with our people. You have starved your people, they have no weapons, and you force them to worship you. In the great state of South Carolina we are overweight, heavily armed, and we love Jesus. So it’s probably best if you don’t roll up in here. Read more...

Lamar reviews- The Hobbit-The battle of five armies

It has taken 13 years, 6 movies, and over 17 hours of screen time for Peter Jackson to visually bring us Tolkien’s books. And he has done a fantastic job. Did the Hobbit need to be split between 3 films? We can argue that all day but one thing is for sure; it was profitable. Read more...

Lamar reviews-Exodus: Gods and Kings

We don’t have time to list all the mistakes made in making this movie but I’ll touch on a few. Read more...

Lamar's holiday video review

We are quickly approaching that time of the year when, because of the Holidays, we spend more family time together than normal. So Christmas winds up being a bunch of people, some of which we may not actually like, crammed into a limited amount of space during the most stressful time of the year. Christmas shopping, visiting family, and increased suicide. A coincidence? I think not Read more...

Lamar reviews - Horrible Bosses 2

I absolutely loved Horrible Bosses and I was so excited about this sequel. It is loaded with stars. Jason Bateman continues to be hilarious in every movie he’s in. Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day are both very funny guys. Everybody except Todd loves Jennifer Anniston. I will say that again, just like the first Horrible Bosses, she uses some very unsavory language of a sexual nature to describe some over the top very kinky things. I cannot say that I approve of this type of behavior, but I’m working with it. I think when the DVD comes out and I can study some of these scenes 6 or 13 times like I did the original I will be better able to make a decision on just how I stand. Also returning is Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx. New to this one is Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz. Between Spacey, Foxx, and Waltz there are 5 Academy Awards between them. When you put all of this together it seems like you have to have a winner. Read more...

Lamar reviews-Hunger Games Mockingjay Pt.1

This is by far the darkest chapter and contains the least action. This is mostly set up for Part 2 a year from now. You’re just running along and it stops. The Regal Theater where I watched it had about 100 people in it and all you could hear was “what?”, “are you kidding me?” “Seriously?” “Aw, man!” When you’re chopping a book in half there is not really a good place to stop, especially when it’s going to be 365 days before you pick it back up. Read more...

Lamar reviews - Dumb and Dumber to

On my death bed I will have two huge regrets about wasted time in my life. The 7 hours and 45 minutes where I switched from real butter to the fake, oily, margarine stuff, and the two hours spent in this movie! I sat there for 2 hours without a chuckle, a smile, or a pleasant thought running through my mind. If you do a sequel 20 years later it really needs to be good. This is not. In 1994 Dumb and Dumber was a fresh, new, irreverent comedy. It was funny but not comedy gold. It gained a lot of credibility after the Farley brothers made the ground breaking, hilarious, and far better There’s Something About Mary. Once you’re labeled a comedic genius everything you’ve ever done must be wonderful. If people failed to laugh it was their fault for not getting it. Trust me, if there’s something to be got, I get it. I’m not an Adam Sandler fan, but I get it, and understand why people find it funny. It’s just not my kind of comedy. This should be nobody’s kind of comedy. Read more...

Lamar reviews-Interstellar

At this point the only person smarter than Christopher Nolan who cast Matthew McConaughey to star in this movie was the guy who hired him to sell Lincolns! If you want one you better get to it, by Saturday afternoon they’ll be harder to find than an IPhone 6 Plus. This has been McConaughey’s year, True Detective, Dallas Buyers Club, and now this. Read more...

Lamar Reviews-Nightcrawler

This is a thriller but in the creepiest possible way. The movie is really, really good but only because of Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance as Louis Bloom. But just as important if not more so was his appearance. Gyllenhaal, a small framed man to begin with, lost 20 pounds for this movie. He worked out 8 hours a day and either ran or road a bike to the set every day. The gaunt look he attained made his eyes the most noticeable thing in the movie. The fact that he only blinked them 3 times in the entire movie keeps you focused on them. As you look at the fake smile and listen to the fast robotic speech with perfect manners, you can’t look away from his dead eyes. Read more...

Lamar's trick or treating disaster.

The people's movie critic joined us in the chatroom to discuss trick or treating in the country. Lamar had to drive from door to door because his neighbors lived so far away. There was not time for rest stops with Lamar's mom at the wheel. Read more...
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