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Movie Review – “The Family”

With a dark comedy starring Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Tommy Lee Jones and directed by Luc Benson you’d think that The Family would feel like a fun movie with an interesting fish-out-of-water premise. Yet it felt tired and old and really had no clue what it wanted to be but felt like something else that we’ve seen before. For every funny moment I laughed at, there were moments where I was comparing it to another movie or TV show that did it better. The Family manages to take ideas from The Sopranos, Red, and Lilyhammer, and mish-mash them up into a story that would have worked…if only they had gone in a different direction.

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Movie Review – Taken 2

There is a rule that should always be followed when making a sequel….make it better then the first. Most times this happens and in some instances we’ve had sequels that were even better then the original. We’ve also had sequels that have fallen flat to the point you wonder why it was even produced for the public to view. So where does Taken 2 fall into this hierarchy of sequeldom? Is it better then the first, much about the same, or so bad that you wonder why it was even created?

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