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Troy Gentile and Wendi McLendon-Covey - 'The Goldbergs' Complete Season 1 DVD release press event - Glendale, California, United States - Wednesday 3rd September 2014

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Troy Gentile and Wendi Mclendon-covey
George Segal, Jeff Garlin, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia and Wendi Mclendon-covey
Hayley Orrantia, Sean Giambrone and Troy Gentile
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Hayley Orrantia, Sean Giambrone and Troy Gentile

Troy Gentile - Disney ABC TCA 2014 Summer Press Tour - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 15th July 2014

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Troy Gentile and Wendi Mclendon-covey
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Troy Gentile and Wendi Mclendon-covey

Troy Gentile and Wendi McLendon-Covey - Celebrities attend Disney | ABC TCA 2014 Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 15th July 2014

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Troy Gentile and Wendi Mclendon-covey
Troy Gentile and Wendi Mclendon-covey
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Troy Gentile and Wendi Mclendon-covey
Troy Gentile and Wendi Mclendon-covey

Troy Gentile - ABC TCA Summer 2013 Party - Beverly Hills, CA, United States - Monday 5th August 2013

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Troy Gentile - Disney & ABC TCA summer press tour held at Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 4th August 2013

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George Segal, Troy Gentile, Sean Giambrone, Hayley Orrantia, Wendy Mclendon-covey and Jeff Garlin

Hotel For Dogs Review


Weak
Recently, film critic Roger Ebert has been bemoaning the fact that even bad movies look good. If he were putting together a list of such flicks, Hotel for Dogs would surely make the top five. It looks great. And it's bad. Really bad.

Hotel for Dogs clearly wants to rank alongside films such as Anna to the Infinite Power, The Goonies, E.T., and Radio Flyer, films that balanced lighthearted playfulness with a darker, grittier reality. Like the recent Spiderwick Chronicles, Hotel for Dogs plays all the same Spielberg/Donner riffs (a cast of doe-eyed youngsters wise beyond their years dressed in corduroy and plaid, moments of adult menace cut with "oh, thank goodness" relief) and even apes the look of these early '80s flicks. Yet for all its nostalgic bravado, the film never feels more than surface, more than flash.

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Drillbit Taylor Review


Very Good
A cleverly placed cameo early on in Drillbit Taylor reveals that the filmmakers are keenly aware of the territory in which they tread. It's a reference to the 1980 film My Bodyguard, in which a bullied teen hires a loner to get his back. But where that film went for the more poignant, coming of age vibe, this film is much more interested in making you laugh. More often than not, it succeeds.

Wade (Nate Hartley) and Ryan (Troy Gentile) are nervous about the first day of high school. They should be. No sooner do they arrive, inadvertently wearing the same shirt, than Wade's attempts to protect one diminutive student (David Dorfman, who's grown maybe two inches since playing Naomi Watts' son in The Ring) from the school bullies (Alex Frost and Josh Peck) land them on said bullies' crap list.

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Nacho Libre Review


Good

Husband-and-wife filmmakers Jared and Jerusha Hess share a bizarre sense of humor, one that's difficult to categorize but apparently pretty popular. They know what amuses them, be it an eccentric sight gag or a particular turn of phrase, and they stand by their decisions whether they fit the context of their chosen story or not. They co-write scripts for Jared to direct and pay specific attention to individual words that might score bigger laughs. Rarely would a character in their movie say "pants," for example, because "slacks" or "trousers" sounds more unique.

Is there an audience for the Hess' brand of comedy? You better believe it. Their initial collaboration, Napoleon Dynamite, was a win-win for Fox Searchlight that catapulted beyond its expected cult status and became a surprise mainstream hit. The duo's anticipated follow-up film, Nacho Libre, maintains the same odd cadence and strange plotting as Dynamite (though there's more of a story, which in a roundabout way is a compliment), but banks its fortunes on the go-for-broke antics of comedian Jack Black.

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Bad News Bears Review


Weak
When the executives at Paramount Pictures saw Billy BobThornton play a bitter, abusive, drunkard shopping-mall Kris Kringle in2003's raunchy, bitingly funny "BadSanta," they must have said to themselves,"If we water this down to a PG-13, we'll make a mint!"

Thus was born the lackluster remake of 1976's "TheBad News Bears."

Once an edgy but family-friendly Little League comedy fullof cursing pre-pubescent underdogs and starring Walter Matthau as theirbooze-hound coach, this 2005 version -- starring Thornton, co-written by"Bad Santa" screenwriters, and lazily directed by the usuallycreative Richard Linklater -- has lost both its bite and its heart.

Thornton's uncharacteristically flat take on the characterof coach Walter Buttermaker -- a trailer-park bum and exterminator by tradewho once played half an inning in the pros -- has little of Matthau's cantankeroushound-dog congeniality. His "who cares" attitude toward his baseballteam of delinquents, nerds, over-eaters, immigrants and paraplegics soonbecomes humorously motivational abuse, then "win at all costs"obsessiveness, then "just have fun out there" altruism withoutmuch rationale beyond the screenplay's say-so.

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Steve McQueen Becomes Youngest Recipient Of BFI Fellowship

Steve McQueen Becomes Youngest Recipient Of BFI Fellowship

The '12 Years A Slave' director will receive the accolade at the London Film Festival in October.

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'Mulholland Drive' Named By Critics As Greatest Movie Of The 21st Century

Critics from all over the world were asked to name the best movie of the past 16 years.

Green Man 2016 - Live Review

Green Man 2016 - Live Review

Green Man has become a festival season highlight.

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Hotel for Dogs Movie Review

Hotel for Dogs Movie Review

Recently, film critic Roger Ebert has been bemoaning the fact that even bad movies look...

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Hotel For Dogs Trailer

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Drillbit Taylor Movie Review

Drillbit Taylor Movie Review

A cleverly placed cameo early on in Drillbit Taylor reveals that the filmmakers are keenly...

Nacho Libre Movie Review

Nacho Libre Movie Review

Husband-and-wife filmmakers Jared and Jerusha Hess share a bizarre sense of humor, one that's difficult...

Bad News Bears Movie Review

Bad News Bears Movie Review

When the executives at Paramount Pictures saw Billy BobThornton play a bitter, abusive, drunkard shopping-mall...

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