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Pete Jones and Marc Joubert - Ben Affleck and Matt Damon announce winner of HBO 'Project Greenlight' Season 4 at BOULEVARD3 - Arrivals at Boulevard3 - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 8th November 2014

Pete Jones and Marc Joubert
Pete Jones and Marc Joubert
Pete Jones and Marc Joubert

Hall Pass Review


Very Good
The Farrelly brothers once again combine raucous humour, outrageous vulgarity and genuinely heartfelt comedy for this surprisingly involving story about rediscovering the spark in marriage.

Rick and Fred (Wilson and Sudeikis) are best pals who have never quite given up their frat-boy ways, even though both are settled down with their wives Maggie and Grace (Fischer and Applegate), respectively. Fed up with their obsessions with sex, the women give their husbands hall passes: a week off from marriage, no questions asked. But things have changed since they were 20-year-old bucks, both in the world and in their priorities. Is it as much fun to actually go girl-crazy as it is to pretend to do it?

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Outing Riley Review


Very Good
You may recall HBO's movie-making contest/reality series Project Greenlight from a few years back. The first winning film was Stolen Summer, and its writer/director Pete Jones has followed up his victory with Outing Riley, a good-natured and better-than-average coming-out tale centered around a 30-ish gay Chicagoan who is surrounded by a large and boisterous Irish-American family.

Bobby Riley (Jones) is pretty much OK with who he is, telling us this directly as he narrates his own tale. When his father dies, he wonders if now is the time to tell his siblings he's gay. His sister Maggie (Julie R. Pearl) already knows and is tired of keeping his secret, but how will his three brothers -- pot-smoking Connor (Stoney Westmoreland), porn-addicted Luke (Nathan Fillion), and priest Father Jack (Dev Kennedy) -- react?

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Stolen Summer Review


OK
Writer-director Pete Jones serves up a nostalgic slice-of-life in his examination of friendship and faith in the winsome but saccharine Project Greenlight winner Stolen Summer. Jones, the budding filmmaker whose chosen screenplay would emerge victorious among hundreds of competitors, delivers a film that has atmosphere and heart but ultimately ends up as just another anemic, personal story with well-meaning sentiment. There is much being made about the behind-the-scene politics of nurturing Jones's winning pet project through the Project Greenlight campaign, as well as his movie being the subject of a hit HBO documentary series. Sadly, this all feels like some publicity stunt more than it does a legitimate process in discovering talented artists.

Stolen Summer tells the poignant tale of two energetic 8-year old youngsters living in the hazy days of Chicago circa 1976 where disco music and polyester profoundly dominated the scene. Pint-sized rabble-rouser Catholic schoolboy Pete O'Malley (Adi Stein) is sternly lectured by his teacher and told that he must change his mischievous ways over the summertime. And so Pete is released from school with some serious thinking to do while he basks in the glory days of the upcoming summer. But Pete's overworked firefighter father (Aidan Quinn) and stay-at-home mother (Bonnie Hunt) are harried by all their responsibilities and just don't have the time to cater to all the personal and emotional needs of their brood. Thus, Pete has to find his own way to spiritual salvation.

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Hall Pass Movie Review

Hall Pass Movie Review

The Farrelly brothers once again combine raucous humour, outrageous vulgarity and genuinely heartfelt comedy for...

Stolen Summer Movie Review

Stolen Summer Movie Review

Writer-director Pete Jones serves up a nostalgic slice-of-life in his examination of friendship and faith...

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