Screened Out – Sisters

By : Stephen Miller
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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Ike Berenholz, John Cena, John Leguizamo, Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Bobby Moynihan, Kate McKinnon, Chris Parnell, Madison Davenport

The rule with comedy is pretty simple: it has to be funny. Though the family here is under-defined, and the journey isn’t at all surprising – everything is merely a setup for a gag instead of having an actual plot – there are plenty of laughs in this Orlando-based two-hour skit.

For example: when the two drunken sisters meet O-town’s finest, one slurs, “Officer Donuts, why don’t you jump back into your squad car and go save a kitten up a tree, because these pussies are fiiiinne.”

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Screened Out – American Ultra

By : Stephen Miller
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Jessie Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace, Bill Paxton, Tony Hale, John Leguizamo

Reuniting the Adventureland lovers for a hyper-violent secret agent comedy might seem an iffy proposal. However, despite the lack of big surprises, fast-paced American Ultra mostly fulfills its mission. It’s just a small, end-of-summer popcorn flick. August releases are always like this – breezy but not good enough to go against the season’s heavy hitters.

What saves this unsurprising cozenage from sinking into a complete morass are just enough cleverness and blood-filled action. This should mildly please an audience looking to waste a couple hours, laughing at the carnage as they ignore tangents, minor plot holes, and clichés.

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