Friday, November 08, 2019

Review Day

There are no major spoilers in these reviews.

Laughing and Crying by Just Jack:
This EP consists of 4 songs and 3 acoustic version which seems like a recipe for tedious repetition, but the acoustic versions are just different enough to succeed. This is a pleasant, muted set on becoming middle-aged, but I still prefer his early up-tempo stuff much more.

Final Grade: B-

Dolemite Is My Name (R):
I didn't realize that this was a biopic going in (I probably would have skipped it) but I thoroughly enjoyed this Eddie Murphy comeback vehicle. The story and style stay very true to the classic "crass and heartwarming" style of his movies from the 80s and 90s and gave me a nostalgic feeling of sitting in Jack's basement watching Blockbuster rentals on Friday nights. If you don't already have that sense of nostalgia, you might not enjoy it quite as much. Free on Netflix.

Final Grade: B+

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson:
This is a series of short, bizarre comedy sketches that feel a little like "SNL skits too cerebral for mainstream audiences". Like all sketch shows, it's hit-or-miss but there are some really funny gems sprinkled throughout. Our favourite scenes were the one about blaming the babysitter for being late, and the one where the country band tries to impress the record producer. I also like that each episode is only about 15 minutes long, and the scenes are allowed to end before they're no longer funny. Free on Netflix.

Final Grade: B

Late Night (R):
This movie is fine. It borders on being a little too preachy and has a little too much of Mindy Kaling's signature style, where something must obviously be hilarious because it references pop culture. Once momentum picks up around the halfway point, the movie becomes more engaging and ends on a cheery, inoffensive note.

Final Grade: B-

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