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What If / The F Word (2013)

The self-deprecating/ironically inane banter gets old, and it’s as formulaic a rom-com as can be. But it’s well-executed and charming and so watchable. Adam Driver & Mackenzie Davis steal the show.

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A Bucket of Blood (1995)

A remake that has no reason to exist and has cheap TV-movie dourness to it. There is some fun casting, though.

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Some Girl(s) (2013)

A play adaptation with one really good scene (Zoe Kazan) and several meh scenes. I love Adam Brody, but Seth Cohen is not nearly chilly and manipulative enough for the role.

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The Overnight (2015)

Adam Scott-led, deeply uncomfortable probing of marital and masculine insecurity, that is also a bizarre sex comedy and quasi-mumblecore. Not sure if I hate it or love it, tilting the latter.

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Hotel Transylvania (2012)

Despite a couple of compelling visuals and character designs, the story is bland and slow, and the humor (literally and figuratively) lands with a fart.

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The Map of Tiny Perfect Things (2021)

Maybe I’m burnt out on time loops, but this teen romance iteration failed to grip me. There are some inspired ideas, like a post-Groundhog Day view of time loops and an ending that pays off. Nearly good; not quite.

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Source Code (2011)

A re-envisioned time loop movie with duelling realities. A very satisfying story whose character development, acting, and plot mechanics outpace its philosophical/alternate reality ending

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Superbad (2007)

The most quotable comedy of my young adulthood. Unmatched cast chemistry. A tapestry of dick jokes with an undercurrent of homoerotic best friend love. Not for all tastes, but a masterpiece.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

There are no words to describe my love of this film.

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Premature (2014)

This movie checks just about every “Dan’s gonna love it” box, so maybe take this rating with a grain of salt.