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So, remember that movie Shallow Hal? Renee Bennett is an average girl in an average life…who always always wished to be as beautiful as the models on magazines who advertise for her employer high end makeup producer Lily LeClaire. One day at a Soul Cycle Session she gets a hit to the head and awakens to find she is suddenly one of the most beautiful women she has ever seen. Perfect body and… Read More

When I first saw announcements for the Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn vehicle Snatched…I cringed.  Kidnapping for laughs is kind of a weird one.  And one that has been pretty done to death.  Kidnapping for comedy films are, of course, very divorced from the realities of the crime of kidnapping.  And some are better than others. So, I walked into this film a bit hesitant.  I had certainly laughed at bits in… Read More

There seems to be a lot of surprise over the fact that the new vehicle from Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow, Trainwreck, totally favors monogamy. But is this that shocking?  Should conservative and liberal critics be shocked that a Hollywood film favors monogamy over commitment to one night stands?  The liberal contingency has given more of a tired sigh over yet another Apatow film favoring “conservative mores” while Conservatives seem pleased. Honestly, I have… Read More