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People's Movie Critic Archive

  • 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