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MOVIE REVIEW: “Don’t Think Twice” Tells the Not-So-Funny Truth About Improv Comedy

Don’t Think Twice is about an Improv Comedy Troupe that’s struggling to make it in New York City. That’s appropriate because I responded to it very much like I did the last Improv show I attended. I was apathetic and mildly annoyed with the first 10 minutes, but was laughing through tears and signing up for classes by the end.

Mike Birbiglia is the Writer-Director behind Don’t Think Twice, but he also stars as Miles. Miles is the driving force behind The Commune improv group, but he’s consistently overlooked when execs come seeking new talent. The rest of the troupe is played by recognizable faces like Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) and Gillian Jacobs (Community). Kate Micucci, Tami Sagler and Chris Gethard also star but were new to me. That might be why I found them more believable as undiscovered comedians. They share an apartment and alternately support and harangue each other, while reaching for the brass ring of late night TV. It’s all pizza and bong hits until the group loses their theater AND one of their members to Weekend Live (an obvious hat-tip to Saturday Night Live). Continue reading →

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MOVIE REVIEWS: “Zoolander 2” & “How to Be Single”

Isn’t it weird that this Valentine’s Day, a bunch of Comedies are opening instead of Romances? Well, there’s that Nicholas Sparks flick The Choice, but everyone heard how awful it was and scratched it off their lists. Now, all the Film Critics are telling people to see Deadpool (and you should), but Zoolander 2 and How to Be Single are opening this weekend as well. Are they worth it? Should you skip a naked Ryan Reynolds and try one of those instead? Continue reading →

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PODCAST: “Zoolander 2” Review (Everything’s Better With Jell-O Shots)

Some very special guests joined Rebekah Black and I at the Zoolander 2 screening last night. My good friends Kristen and Bobby Lonnergan came along, as well as long-time Movie-Buddy, Kristi Bernstein. I love bringing Kristi to screenings because she always fills her purse with movie treats before leaving the house. She provided Mardi Gras themed Jell-O shots last night, and I’m proud to say we polished them off before the movie even started. That’s why the podcast below is a little rowdier than usual. Thanks for listening to our Zoolander 2 review and WARNING: Don’t listen to this one with the kids around. I spilled a few dirty secrets about Owen Wilson. Enjoy!
https://soundcloud.com/julie-hoyt-fisk/the-julie-says-so-review-of-zoolander-2

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FREE MOVIE PASSES: See “Zoolander 2” On Me!

Wanna know a secret?

I’ve never seen Zoolander. I don’t know how the Hell it happened, but I somehow got this far in my life without seeing the Magnum, the Ferrari, or even THE BLUE STEEL. People are always shocked to hear this and in some ways, I feel like I shouldn’t even bother now. Maybe it could be my thing. Well, I’d better decide soon because the Zoolander 2 screening is this upcoming Tuesday and I’VE GOT FREE PASSES! Just click HERE for those and then watch the trailer below. Omigod, we have to go, just to watch Benedict Cumberbatch play ALL!