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Jack and Jill Review

Lower rungs of comedy are discovered day by day. Jack and Jill, thanks to the benefits of hindsight and the staggering late-game dramatic entries of Adam Sandler, have made Jack and Jill look like an ill-timed cult classic tailor-made to mock not just the product, but the many more placed within it. Coca Cola, Pepto-Bismol and Dunkin’ Donuts are littered throughout and the implication is not just obvious, but woven into the plot with horribly shoddy results. It is not enough for Jack and Jill to have those behind it, not at all. Sandler must push forward adapting little to the post-glory days of his early works and instead revels in this brutal and fascinating piece.

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Norm Macdonald didn’t lose, he drew, and he showed us the difference

“I’m pretty sure, I’m not a doctor, but I’m pretty sure if you die, the cancer dies at the same time. That’s not a loss. That’s a draw.” – Norm Macdonald (1959 – 2021)

The passing of a celebrity is an unfortunately grim cog in the machine of life. No harsher could it be to lose Norm Macdonald so soon after Sean Lock, these funny men are different in their approach but identical in their aims. Laughter out of intense, dreary behaviour. Glum delivery, no punches held back and a beautiful irreverence that made them leagues ahead of the rest. Their material, when compared to other comedians, was the same. But it was their delivery, especially that of Macdonald’s, that was so fascinating. Norm Macdonald didn’t lose his battle with cancer, he drew, he took the beast with him, and we would do well to learn from his words and his odd elements of wisdom.

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The People vs. Larry Flynt Review

Social maverick and self-indulgent individuals are ten a penny. Egoism and the many philosophies that hound their isolated, centred thought process are relayed with simplicity and effectiveness by their personal enlightenment. Move on, help yourself, and live life to the fullest, consequences be damned. Such a thought process was adapted by the late Larry Flynt, his rise to controversial success as publisher of Hustler magazine and subsequent assassination attempt is not a life as well-documented as it would seem. Saying that, though, the great Miloš Forman took a pop at Flynt’s life and high points of controversy in The People vs. Larry Flynt 

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