Category: Comedy

“The Bubble”

6.5

It was… okay?

Some funny moments, some funny characters. Ultimately forgettable. It may very well be that it was too early for a COVID movie. It could be that it was just the Netflix effect of moving ever-closer to the “everything for everyone” genre and losing their edge on many of their products, leading to the “meh, it killed some time” feeling as the credits roll.

“The King of Staten Island”

6.9

I’m torn on this one.

I would have loved this one if it had not been for the excessive runtime. It just dragged on about a half-hour too long. For most of it, I felt like I got a look into the unlikely charm of Pete Davidson. I found him likable until I got too much of him and could then feel my IQ dropping precipitously by the minute. Everything just felt overplayed by the time the credits rolled. It crosses the line from entertainment to therapy sessions after a while.

All of that said, the wrestling match with Bill Burr was amazing. We might get to see a replay of it, but with Kayne here in the next week or so.

“Take Me Home Tonight”

7.7

Almost as legendary as the Eddie Money song.

“Just take wild shots! Hell, it’s something just to hear the gun go off.”

This one has always had a soft spot in my heart, despite being an oddball 80’s nostalgia cash-in coming-of-age party movie. When they pull it off, these are some of the finest films to come out of Hollywood. Not only is the soundtrack a home run, but the lessons behind this film still resonate with me when I watch it today. The theme of taking risks and remembering that unplanned moments are often the most incredible moments of our lives never goes out of style, unlike the wardrobe. Not saying it won any Oscars, but the critic community sometimes forgets the importance and the beauty of less serious cinematic fare.

Fun fact: It was on the set of this movie that Anna Faris and Chris Pratt met.

“Bring Back Apu”

8.2

Finally! Akaash Singh comes out with a fantastic half-hour special that perfectly complements his “Flagrant 2” podcast (which I also highly recommend) counterpart Andrew Schulz’s exceptional “Schulz Saves America.” So get ready to be just the right amount of uncomfortable while you confront some of the timeliest material in the game today. This crew doesn’t miss!