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Even more so than usual in a McKay/Ferrell collaboration, the movie feels like string of sketches very loosely tied together — as if the plot only exists to expose how stale these kinds of comedic blueprints are in the first place.

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We’re back! And by “we,” I mean Eric Melin, Trey Hock, and Trevan McGee. There’s a lot to cover this week including a retroactive review of last week’s Pacific Rim, plus Trey and Trevan talk about Only God Forgives before Eric spills on A Hijacking and The Way, Way Back.

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The directing debut of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Way, Way Back is a charming coming-of-age film that overcomes a lot of pitfalls of the genre because its protagonist is so beautifully inexpressive and uncomfortable to begin with that when he finally does make the small strides needed to come out of his shell, it feels like a huge triumph.

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We’re a man down this week as Eric and Trevan talk about the new Steve Carell vehicle The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and A Place At The Table, a documentary about hunger in the United States.

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Is the new hit-and-miss comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone a hard-edged satire of puffed-up egos and easily mocked magicians or is it a heartwarming comedy about a selfish man who is forced to wake up when he suddenly falls on hard times?

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Tommy Lee Jones stars in two summer movies that are new on DVD and Blu-ray. Here’s a review of two films that couldn’t be less alike.

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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World follows two main characters Dodge (Steve Carell), and Penny (Keira Knightley) as they go on an adventure to fulfill their final wishes before the asteroid Matilda collides with the planet Earth.

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“Crazy, Stupid, Love” may have one of the lamer and lazier titles given a film this year, but that is exactly the point. This film embraces many of the clichés of sexually driven romantic comedies, but in doing so comments on and critiques them. Just take a scene that occurs in the middle of the [...]

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Here is Eric’s review of “Dinner For Schmucks” for ABC KTKA-49. You can catch his reviews every Friday night on the 6pm news. Even though the new comedy “Dinner For Schmucks” is based on a positively rude French farce, director Jay Roach plays this American remake pretty safe. In fact, the tone never quite seems [...]

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On the way home from a screening of “Little Miss Sunshine” starring Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell and Toni Collette, Eric and J.D. review the movie and try not to wreck the car, which is not being pulled by a truck.

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