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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...

Lamar reviews - Ouija

Well, Todd finally got his way and instead of seeing John Wick, a movie that might finally cure me of my disdain for Keanu Reeves, I saw the movie about the Ouija Board. What I didn’t tell Todd was my reluctance was not just based on me not liking horror movies. I have a past with the Ouija Board Sometimes when Daddy was drunk and passed out in the chair me and Mama used to set up the card table and break out the Ouija Board. Looking back I’m pretty sure she wasn’t trying to bring back a spirit as much as seeing if any spirit might want my Daddy. After a while Mama said playing the Ouija Board with me was a waste of time. No matter what question she asked the answer was always bacon. She had her agenda, and I had mine. Read more...

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...
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