‘The Willoughbys’ Film Review

Grade: B-

The Willoughbys (2020)   Like ‘The Addams Family’, ‘The Willoughbys’ is quirky both in style and sense of humor; taken straight from other dysfunctional families that have come before them, blended into a colorful, candy-coated, yarn-filled family-comedy-adventure that may be a bit predictable, but fun once you buy into its characters. Tim (Voice of Will Forte) is neurotic and wants the best for his family. His sister, Jane (Voice of singer Alessia Cara) is always singing the same melody and always asking the what-ifs of their situations, while both the Barnabys (Voice of Seán Cullen) are monotonously similar that it is hard to tell them apart, prompting their nanny (Voice of Maya Rudolph) to label one A and the other B. Though, what makes them all similar are their red-heads which come from a generation of Willoughbys before them.

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‘Three Amigos!’ Classic Film Review

Grade: C-

Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short in ¡Three Amigos! (1986)

One question I need to ask! How can three legends of comedy fail so miserably? Not saying that John Landis’ cult classic ‘¡Three Amigos!’ is all that terrible (the film manages to be enjoyable in its goofy swagger), but if you have the likes of Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and an up-and-comer named Martin Short at the center of your comedy, you would expect something gut-bustingly funny! For some audiences, ‘¡Three Amigos!’ is a riot of silly proportions, but for most, this western parody goes between the ranks of ridiculous and mediocre.

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