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BAYWATCH (2017): Where’s the comedy?

  • Richard Bonaduce
  • Film
  • May 24, 2017

Largely built on titillation, the original “Baywatch” TV show was never a very “intellectual” property. But it was certainly ripe for parody, which is probably where we all thought it would go when we saw a big-screen adaptation on the way… especially starring the chiseled bodies of Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, both of whom have comedic chops and a box office draw that includes men, women, and kids. But that’s not the bearing this flick pursued.

Film Review: ‘Snatched’ fails to unleash talent.

  • Glen Warchol
  • A&EFilm
  • May 12, 2017

Comedian Amy Schumer’s notoriety for being brutally funny during Comedy Central’s various Celebrity Roasts paved the way for her own sketch comedy show, Inside Amy Shumer. Between that and her burgeoning stand-up act, she eventually gained the confidence to write her own star-turn movie vehicle, Trainwreck in 2015, which was anything but-grossing more than 140…

Easter: Top 5 Bunny Flicks for Utah

  • Glen Warchol
  • A&EFilm
  • Apr 13, 2017

If we can set aside for a moment the “true meaning” of Easter (don’t even bring up Good Friday), let’s don our pastel-colored glasses and remember it’s all about the bunny. Here’s a list of rabbit-centric films to enjoy this weekend. Harvey (1950) Elwood P. Dowd’s (James Stewart) best pal is an invisible 6-foot rabbit…

Film Review: Ghost in the Shell

  • Richard Bonaduce
  • A&EFilm
  • Apr 2, 2017

If you’ve read the original internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga or seen the 1995 anime adaptation (or come in contact with any of the subsequent TV and video game properties), you know Ghost in the Shell (GITS) defies its roots with some fairly hefty philosophical questions for what was essentially a comic book. Given the devotion…

Best of FanX 2017 Roundup

We dove headfirst into FanX 2017 this weekend, the cousin of Salt Lake Comic-Con, to bring you all the gloriously nerdy highlights. Even if you haven’t memorized the trivia behind Harry Potter, you’re still bound to appreciate the commitment. Best Skype Encounter: The Master of Marvel himself, Stan Lee, video chatted with hundreds of fans about…