Monday, 06 November 2017 15:49

MOVIE REVIEWS - In Theaters Now

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Bad Moms Christmas

This bunch is back again, and this time taking on Christmas.

 



Here comes Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Katherine Hahn reprising their characters again.  And this time, their moms are involved, as we welcome Kristine Baransky, Susan Sarandon and Cheryl Hines. A big cast, but are there big laughs. Well, yes there are some.  This is a movie that is a good example of knowing exactly what its target audience wants and gives it to them.  Don't look for this at the Oscars though.

This movie does a few things well.  It is wonderful parody of the relationship between mom and daughter, and how it relates to the holidays. Of course it's exaggerated and over the top, but it's overall effective.  I do like how they have carved out these three main characters, and our stars are fine.  Is this hilarious? No, but fun.



I do wish that sometimes editors would realize when a joke, or phrase is being beaten to death though. Fair statement, this is no where near original.  There is too much of the same gag, and jokes in much of this, but if you can wade through that like I was able to, this is fun.

Bad Moms Christmas. If this is your thing, then it's your day!

 

Thank You For Your Service

Miles Teller stars in this movie that s very powerful, and anything but light movie watching.

But, this is good.  Being fair, this is not as good as I thought it would be.  But it's still good.  This deals with three veterans, all young, and their re-entry to being out of the Army and blending back into society. And it's not very easy, if possible at all.  I do like the story and the entire idea of telling these stories, as this is based on true events.

But some of this becomes to my eye a bit like a news feature at times, and for moments loses its focus. But is does refocus and gets back on track. This is a very serious movie that deals with a very poignant topic, and I'm glad it's here for us to see.



Performances are good, story is worth telling and this will leave you more aware than when you walked in.

Thank You For Your Service.  Quite good.

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Scott Wynn

Scott Wynn is the "Wynn" part of the Wynn and Wilson morning show on WQMX. Scott is a Northeast Ohio native, a 28- year radio veteran and has hosted many great morning shows in markets all over the country. Scott's stops have included Columbus, Ohio; Richmond, Virginia; Jefferson City, Missouri; and Lakeland, Florida. In 1997 Scott, while at WPCV in Lakeland was recognized with then-partner Tom O'Brien as the CMA Broadcast Personality of the Year. Scott is lifetime member of the CMA, and has worked in country radio exclusively for the past 26 years. Scott is also a contributor or AkronNewsNow.com as a blogger and as a movie reviewer. Contact Scott at  scott@wqmx.com