Notting Hill

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “And don’t forget I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” Notting Hill, released in 1999 William runs a travel book shop which isn’t doing so well. One day Anna Scott drops by — she’s one of the most famous actresses in the world. When he […]

Bridget Jones’s Baby

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{4.5/5} “Hello, you. Is that your ear or your foot? You have got very big feet. Oh, look at you. Waving already. You’re the best thing I’ve ever seen.” — Bridget, to her unborn baby Bridget Jones’s Baby, released in 2016 Bridget Jones is 43. She has a nice apartment, a decent job, and good […]

School of Rock

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{4.5/5} “Dude, I service society by rocking, OK? I’m out there on the front lines liberating people with my music!” School of Rock, released in 2003 Dewey Finn’s band fires him, and he’s trying to find some new bandmates. When a private school calls for his roommate who’s a substitute teacher Dewey takes his place, […]

Hail, Caesar!

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{4/5} “Would that it were so simple.” Hail, Caesar! released in 2016 In the 1950s Eddie Mannix is a fixer at Capitol Pictures, a movie studio in Hollywood. He deals with all sorts of problems that the stars have, such as a women who’s having a baby with no husband. When Baird Whitlock is kidnapped […]

Tropic Thunder

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{5/5} “I don’t read the script. The script reads me.” Tropic Thunder, released in 2008 Famous actors Kirk Lazarus, Tugg Speedman,  and Jeff Portnoy are in Vietnam filming a war movie. Their director has been blown up, but most of them think that was a special effect. They’re deep in the jungle with real Vietnamese […]

Bulworth

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{5/5} “Miss? You be really honest with me and don’t spare my feelings. Do you have any more of the little crispy crab cakes?” Bulworth, released in 1998 Senator Jay Bulworth has had enough — after 3 days of not eating or sleeping he arranges to have himself killed. He also gets himself a life […]

The Terminal

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{5/5} “I don’t let anyone look at my trash without an appointment.” The Terminal, released in 2004 Victor Novarski arrives in New York to discover that there’s been a military coup in his home country of Krakozhia. His passport is no longer valid. As a man without a country he has to stay at the […]

Juno

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{5/5} “I guess normalcy isn’t really our style.” Juno, released in 2007 Juno finds out she’s pregnant but she’s only 16. After a distressing visit to a clinic she decides to have the baby. But she realizes she’s too young to raise it herself — she’ll give it up for adoption. Not to just anyone, […]

Shakespeare in Love

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{5/5} “Good title.” Shakespeare in Love, released in 1998 In 1593 Will Shakespeare is having a bit of writer’s block. His patron is demanding a comedy, and soon. He has a title — “Romeo and Ethel the Pirate’s Daughter” — and that’s it. Meanwhile, Viola wants to be an actor so much she will pretend […]

The Big Bang Theory (season 9)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{5/5} “Lastly, please initial here to confirm that ownership of the living room couch is hereby transferred to me in perpetuity all throughout the universe. And all alternate universes. Except for those universes where owning a couch is forbidden by the Hive Queen — in which case, all glory to the Hive Queen.” The Big […]