Elf

My son Ben, right now, is busily studying for exams (I hope) so I need to step in for him.  I know two things about this selection: (1) he loves it; and (2) it is, shall we say, not a film that was particularly liked by critics but nevertheless gets…

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The Jerk

This one comes from me, not Ben, and it is both silly and, for me, hysterical.  The movie stars Steve Martin (who, when he is good, is one of my favorite comedians) leaving his rural home, a home in which he, a white man, is being raised in a poor African American household, to find his “special purpose.”

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Pacific Rim

My son Ben, who is currently in college experiencing a power outage that caused his classes today to be cancelled, is so committed to this project that he found a way to get me this week’s “Just for Fun” recommendation.

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Little Nicky

This one might be the worst film Ben has picked to date.  Little Nicky is played by Adam Sandler, who on occasion can really touch off my funny bone.  The “plot” is, apparently, that Little Nicky is, literally, the son of an angel and the Devil.  Adding to the “tension”…

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Little Evil

Quoting from Netflix: “In this horror-comedy, a recently married man who wants to bond with his stepson begins to fear that the boy is a demon.”

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The Waterboy

As foolish as a film can be but, once again, it made me laugh (against my best intentions) on more than one occasion.  The story ain’t much beyond the title:  college football Waterboy turns out to be incredible football player against both his mother’s wishes and the laws of nature. …

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Summer Rental

This one I actually saw and, at times, belly laughed.  John Candy plays an air traffic controller who has reached the point of exhaustion and decides to take his family to the beach for a vacation.  The plot is just that simple, as are the gags that follow, but it…

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