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  • Lamar reviews - The Longest Ride

    When I saw Clint Eastwood’s son Scott was a professional bull rider in this movie I was all ready for rodeo ridding and roping, buckle bunnies, and fighting. Then I realized he was the handsome, often shirtless hero in a Nicholas Sparks movie and I had to readjust my expectations. Read More
  • Lamar reviews - Paul Blart Mall Cop 2

    I’m seriously thinking about turning in my movie critic’s license and becoming a food critic. This movie experience has turned my life upside down. I don’t know what’s real anymore. In 2009 I saw the original Paul Blart Mall Cop. It was not funny. It was painful to watch. I’m not a huge Kevin James fan but I like his standup, he had a great run on King of Queens, and I’ve like him in a few movies. When I reviewed the original Mall Cop I said it was a total waste of time and it would open on Friday and be released on DVD by the following Tuesday afternoon straight to the $5 bin in the produce section of grocery stores. It made $40 million the first week, $96 million the first month, and so far it’s grossed over $250 million. It cost $26 million. I still don’t get it. So of course Todd sends me to see the sequel with can only consist of the jokes that didn’t make the cut for the first one. Read More
  • Lamar Reviews- Get Hard

    Let me issue a warning. If you search the internet for information on this movie don’t just enter the title. You need to search for Get Hard the movie Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart. If you just search the two word title you will get many, many, things. Lots of videos, quite a selection of different devices, and you’ll receive lots of emails concerning various prescriptions from Canadian pharmaceutical companies. Read More
  • Lamar reviews - Insurgent

    The chemistry between Tris and Four is good but it’s not great for me. I like both characters and they are great in their roles but them together as a couple, I hope gets better in the next 2 movies. Read More
  • Lamar reviews - Run All Night

    I have been referring to this movie as Unknown Non-Stop Taken 6 because except for being on an airplane without a child in jeopardy Liam Neeson has played basically the same character in his last few movies. But if he’s guilty of anything it’s giving people what they want, which seems to be him running around shooting, stabbing, and beating bad guys to death. And trust me, nobody loves that kind of thing more than me. But doing weak, for the money, sequels to the really good original Taken has left a bad taste in my mouth for Liam Neeson as an action star. Surprisingly Run All Night may be the movie mouthwash to make me forget the last two. Now this is not a great movie but compared to the last 2 Taken attempts it is a huge improvement. One of the reasons is Neeson doesn’t have to carry the entire movie by himself. He shares the work with Ed Harris and Vincent D’Onofrio. Both of these guys can carry a scene. Read More