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  1. Brian Inactive

    Unlike Tequila, Good Rum does exist 

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    • April 11, 2019, at 12:38 PM PDT
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  2. Taras Coolidge

    I have mixed feelings about Shazam! — it’s off somehow. Like a layer cake with frosting that doesn’t taste quite right.

    One problem is the mixture of camp (the ridiculous costume) and serious drama (a little boy abandoned by his mother).

    Starting the film with the villain’s lengthy origin story is also problem: this is boring exposition that is not necessary to the story, and only serves to confuse the audience.

    And then, the first time we meet the hero-to-be, he is committing a felony, going out of his way to enrage the police, something a streetwise kid like he is supposed to be would avoid doing. Strangely, trapping two officers behind a security gate does not to get him sent to a reformatory, but instead to a loving foster family better than his real family, a common Hollywood trope.

    It was a little entertaining to see Djimon Hounsou in a comic role as the good wizard, or whatever he is. Also, the little black girl who plays the hero’s new foster sister Darla is adorable. I’d seen her before in a (car?) commercial about an extended family going out to Sunday dinner, and she’s bossing everybody around.

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    • April 12, 2019, at 8:28 AM PDT
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  3. Charlotte Member
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    Taras (View Comment):
    Like a layer cake

    JVL would approve of this metaphor. ;-)

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    • April 18, 2019, at 7:47 PM PDT
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  4. ToryWarWriter Thatcher

    Whoever said that Shazam is a bad movie. You sire are a loser. This is almost as worse as a time when I had to go and give your previous podcast a 2 star rating.


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    • April 19, 2019, at 5:41 PM PDT
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