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 His passport is no longer valid.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)

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{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 […]

Modern Family (season 7)

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{5/5} “‘We gotta get him out of that hippie school.’ ‘I don’t know, Jay, last report card he got straight dolphins.’” Modern Family season 7, aired in 2015-16 Haley attempts to stop Andy from proposing to Beth, but is too late. Haley and Andy like each other — will they get together? Alex is off […]

Castle (season 8)

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{5/5} “Beckett makes me laugh. She challenges me. I became a better man.” Castle season 8, aired in 2015-16 Beckett is now captain of the 12th precinct. Castle is working as a private investigator — he’s shocked to find out that Alexis has been working his cases without telling him. When Beckett is drawn into […]

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (season 2)

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{4.5/5} “‘No one in New York ever wants to high five.’ ‘That’s dumb. What do they do when truckasaurus eats a car?’” Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 2, aired in 2016 Kimmy is supposed to be studying for her GED but she keeps helping Dong not get deported. It turns out Titus is technically married and […]

Mr. Right

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{4.5/5} “Someone’s got to return the van after he kills you all.” Mr. Right, released in 2015 Martha found out her boyfriend was cheating on her, so she’s pretty upset. She meets a funny guy in a store and they go on a date. They find that they’re clicking well together. He says he’s a […]