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Top Gun (1986)

Top Gun understands that, for young men, everything is about sex. Its entire plot is about sex.

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Bedazzled (2000)

Not every movie can be Groundhog Day.

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George of the Jungle (1997)

Hollywood has abandoned the high-budget live-action family comedy, and it’s a shame.

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High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

Following the success of the first two High School Musical television movies, Disney commissioned a theatrically-released finale to the series.

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Project X (2012)

Watching Project X is like snorting cocaine while Superbad plays in the background.

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Chicago (2002)

The Best Picture winner at the 75th Academy Awards is a curious case, full of contradictions and nuances and dualities.

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The Great Gatsby (2013)

How much one gets out of The Great Gatsby depends, in large part, how swept away one can be by some historically glitzy and energetic party scenes — even if the emphasis on such scenes undercuts their thematic purpose.

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Lightyear (2022)

While watching Lightyear, I couldn’t shake the sensation that I was watching the second movie in a series and had accidentally skipped the first.

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Get Out (2017)

When one reads a lot about movies, it’s sometimes difficult to separate a reaction to a movie from a reaction to the hype (or hate) it gets from the masses.

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A Bug’s Life (1998)

No need to beat around the bush: A Bug’s Life, the second Pixar feature film, is a significant step down from the first, the commercial and critical juggernaut that is Toy Story