‘Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe’ Film Review

After 26 years (and one reboot series later), Beavis and Butt-Head return, though instead of a cinematic outing, they have made their way to the streaming world of Paramount+. For its 25th anniversary, I covered my thoughts on Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, one of my favorite comedies. Needless to say, it still held up with its dimwitted approach to a thrilling plot. Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe shows us that the boys still have what it takes in a world afraid to dip its toes in offensive territory. Not much has changed about Mike Judge’s iconic creations, for they are just as rude and sexual as ever; laughing at over every bit of innuendo they could possibly notice. It is the comedy we need to get through the roughness of 2022.

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‘The Bob’s Burgers Movie’ Film Review

The best way to describe The Bob’s Burgers Movie is that it is a delight! From the moment we get our first musical number, it is clear that we are in for something special. Either that, or it sure is nice to see a 2D-animated feature on our big screen. Whatever the case, The Bob’s Burgers Movie is a perfect way to ring in the summer, and then some. I am not someone who has heavily watched the Fox series from which this film spun itself from, so I cannot call myself a fan, yet after watching Bob’s, I find myself wanting to immerse myself into its quirky world. For those who are not aware, Bob’s Burgers takes place in a fast-food burger joint run by the Belcher family, led by patriarch Bob (Voice of H. Jon Benjamin), with the help of his overly-positive wife, Linda (Voice of John Roberts), and his three children, the fun-loving Gene (Voice of Eugene Mirman), mischievous Louise (Voice of Kristen Schaal), and deep-voiced, socially-awkward Tina (Voice of Dan Mintz) as they deal with all sorts of mishaps. While the show was aimed for adults, one thing that separates the Belchers from the likes of Family Guy‘s Griffin family, or the titular Simpsons is how much the Belcher family loves each other, and manages to stand by each other, even when the chips are down. You could even say that, despite its crude humor, you could probably watch this show around your kids, as it is not raunchy enough to require putting them to bed.

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A Look Back on ‘Fritz the Cat’ (1972) – The First Adult Animated Movie

When Fritz the Cat, first came out in 1972, it broke new ground for what animation could do in terms of being exclusively for adults. There was sex, nudity, violence, and language that many had found controversial at the time; it even became the first animated movie to receive an X rating. Yet, despite its crude and graphic nature, it became a success at the box-office and paved the way for more grown-up cartoons like The Simpsons, Family Guy, and South Park to name a few. Who do we have to thank for, for such a rudely ambitious feature? It is none other than Ralph Bakshi, who would later go on to make Heavy Traffic, Wizards, The Lord of the Rings (There was an animated film, believe it or not), and Cool World.

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‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Film Review

After the events of Spider-Man: No Way Home, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has a pretty big order to deliver with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is the first solo outing for Benedict Cumberbatch’s Doctor Strange since his first film came out in 2016. I loved Doctor Strange and was really looking forward to Multiverse of Madness, especially with director Sam Raimi filling in for Scott Derrickson, who left the project due to creative differences. With the madness on display, it seems that Raimi was a perfect choice to direct Multiverse of Madness as it boasts some of the elements of his previous films, along with the style and flair that the Evil Dead/Spider-Man director has been known to incorporate in his work.

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‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers’ Film Review

In a world filled with sequels, prequels, reboots, remakes, and the like, we get a film that manages to point out everything wrong with the film industry and more. Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers is that kind of film! Brought to you by the music comedy team that is The Lonely Island, and director Akiva Schaffer (Hot Rod, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping), Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers sets out to poke fun at Hollywood’s need to turn beloved IPs into full-fledged reboots for the sake of money, er, I mean… nostalgia in a clever meta adventure, starring our favorite high-pitched gumshoes. Though in this case, the chipmunks are actors, and their voices are that of comedians John Mulaney and Andy Samberg.

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A Look Back at ‘Sausage Party’ – What the Hell Was That Movie?

Anyone remember Sausage Party? You know, the 2016 animated movie created by the duo of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg? Well, I decided to give it a rewatch just for the fun of it. I know I reviewed this movie before after seeing it in the theater with my dad, but seeing how it is slowly fading into obscurity as an animated movie that came and went, I figured that I would talk about it again, maybe see how well it holds up, whether it’s deserving of praise, or is just better left as a distant memory. Before I talk about Sausage Party, let’s start from the beginning.

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‘The Batman’ Film Review

With all the different variations of Batman, it is understandable to be fatigued over the Caped Crusader. It seems that every five to ten years, a new actor takes on the cape and cowl in a set-up that feels all-too familiar; Bruce Wayne dressing up as Batman taking on baddies wreaking havoc on the city of Gotham while dealing with his own personal issues. Yes, the formula feels the same, yet, Matt Reeves’ take on The Batman is a dark, gritty, almost-too real approach that doesn’t seem to match the cinematic spectacle of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, but in its own right serves as a solid detective-thriller which ditches the same plot threads we have heard before in favor of a sinister, politically-relevant story akin to David Fincher’s Se7en. with the epicness of a superhero movie.

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Film Review – Spoiler-Free

Spider-Man: No Way Home (Movie, 2021) | Release Date, Trailer, Cast | Marvel

The amount of hype for Spider-Man: No Way Home, the third entry in Jon Watts MCU trilogy was unbelievably high. Right from the get-go, there has been a lot of discussion in which direction this installment was going to head, especially since Sony and Disney almost parted ways after the huge success of Far From Home. We almost didn’t get a third chapter until Spider-Man actor Tom Holland allegedly made a drunken phone call in tears to settle a dispute! We really owe it to Holland for stepping up and speaking his mind, as it paved way for what may not just be the best Spider-Man movie, nor the best MCU movie, but the best movie of 2021 as of late!

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A Look Back On ‘Beavis and Butt-Head Do America’ – Still Funny After 25 Years?

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996) - IMDb

When I was a kid, I had no idea who Beavis and Butt-Head were. I never really watched MTV, nor did it seem that I was really allowed to. What I do remember was seeing a VHS copy of their first motion picture, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America at age nine, but I had never really watched it, nor did I ever watch the show that it was based on. My first experience watching Beavis and Butt-Head was in high school when I noticed that a neighbor of my dad at the time, happened to have a couple of VHS’ of the show and the movie. I decided to borrow them both. While I cannot remember what my initial reaction was, all I can say is that watching Do America opened the door for my appreciation of the characters and it eventually became one of my favorite comedies, which I like to watch whenever I am in the mood.

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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Film Review

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) - IMDb

Nearly 40 years after the first Ghostbusters premiered in theaters, a third movie in the franchise has finally arrived! It has been a long, rocky road to get to where we are now, with the project being in development hell for nearly two decades, matched with the casts’ hesitancy to return, along with the passing of Harold Ramis (who played Egon Spengler), it seemed that a third Ghostbusters would never get off the ground. The closest we have come was 2016’s female-led reboot which seemed to distance fans and divide critics. Now, a true sequel has come in the form of Ghostbusters: Afterlife! Afterlife is directed by Jason Reitman, who you may know as the director of films such as Juno, Up in the Air, and Jennifer’s Body. Yet what makes this special is that he is the son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, which makes it feel like a passing of the torch. Ivan seems to appreciate his father’s work enough to continue the legacy as he visited the set of the original 1984 film as a kid. The touch is noticeable, but what it comes down to is more of the same story, yet for a new generation of Ghostbusters fans.

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