Category: Comedy

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Seasons 1-3)

9.2 

Finally caved after seeing enough commercials at the theater, and binged in a week and a half. Loved EVERY SECOND of it! The wittiest comedy/drama this side of “The West Wing,” bravo to the cast and creator on creating such an immersive and entertaining world. The interconnecting stories involving such effortlessly rich characters had me hooked 10 minutes into the first episode. Dialogue so rich and dense, yet so rapid fire… just wow. The set designs and cinematography are gorgeous. A masterpiece that fires on all cylinders. Didn’t expect to love this as much as I have, and can’t wait for season 4! 

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“Jumanji: The Next Level”

8.1

As far as sequels go… damn. That was a fun 2 hour ride! The cast returns with just the right amount of differentiation from the first, just the right amount of laughs to heart. There’s a needle to thread with follow-up films, and this one nails it! Possibly my favorite performances from The Rock and Jack Black. Really the entire cast takes it up a notch for this one. (Still get a tad bit distracted by Karen Gillian) Really a return to the magic of the first.

“Christmas Vacation”

8.8

Yes, THAT Christmas Vacation… shout-out to AMC for bringing this classic back to the big screen to spice up the holiday movie-going season. So many iconic lines, so many iconic bits… a true holiday classic. More of a PSA than a review… check your local listings to catch this legendary film on the big screen!

“Zombieland 2: Double Tap”

 8.0

Double the action, double the jokes, double the fun! One of the best self-aware, self-deprecating comedies out there! Two hours of pure cinematic fun! The perfect execution of the typically fragile concept of “let’s make a sequel and just do the same thing… but with TWICE THE BUDGET.” This film takes the premise of the first, and takes it to a whole new level; something most sequels fall short of. Get ready to laugh your ass off for two hours straight!