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Review: ‘Jojo Rabbit’ is charming, but muddled satire

Posted by Matthew on November 12, 2019
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Jojo Rabbit

This is a movie that should be right up my alley. It has an acclaimed comedic writer/director known for films that strike exactly the tone that taking on a difficult subject like the Nazis is suited for, with an all-star cast and a premise just out there enough to maybe sneak in some real lessons without the audience knowing.

And it almost works. That’s not to say that Jojo Rabbit is a bad film. It’s actually a fine film. It has more than a few big laughs and a couple of great performances, but it never quite gels into something more.

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The Way, Way Back Trailer

Posted by Matthew on April 13, 2013
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This movie looks pretty by the numbers but it has a couple of very important things going for it. Sam Rockwell is one of those things as he’s very generally amazing. Steve Carell, Tony Colette, Alison Janney, and Rob Corddry are another as that’s a pretty stellar supporting cast. I haven’t seen Liam James in much but this could be a good start for him.

The best thing about this though is that it’s written by Jim Rash and Nat Faxon who previously won an Oscar for penning The Descendants

Yeah, it seems like a pretty standard coming of age movie but given the people involved I’ll likely see it.

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A Single Shot Trailer is Unsettling

Posted by Matthew on April 04, 2013
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A Single Shot

I love Sam Rockwell and I have since pretty much Galaxy Quest. He has great comic timing and personality but he’s one of those actors who I love to see tackle more dramatic roles such as he did in films like Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Moon. He’s got a new film coming soon and here’s the trailer.

Talk about unsettling. Can’t wait to see it.

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Episode Fifteen: In Time, True Grit, Moon, No Strings, Kingdoms of Amalur

Posted by Matthew on February 19, 2012
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Turns out Awesome Friday is a state of mind which is how we’re publishing in on a Sunday. This week Simon has a new game to play in his Year of Living Gamelessly and we also look at Moon, In Time, No Strings Attached, and True Grit.

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We also finally debuted the new web design and logo, designed by our good friend New York Matt, so you should definitely check that out as well as his work at pmgardner.com.

Like what you hear? Don’t like what you hear? Tell us! email at comments at awesomefriday.ca, leave comments below, and you can also follow us on twitter: @ManBitesWonders is Simon and @posterboy81 is Matt

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