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Short Redhead Reel Reviews date from 1986 to present. This main page lists the five most recent film reviews. To view a complete list of all films reviewed this month, see Previous Reviews on the right.

Monday, June 19, 2017
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Once upon a Time in Venice
  NR   2017
  A silly, wacky, occasionally funny, star-studded (John Goodman, Famke Janssen, Kal Penn, Thomas Middleditch, Elisabeth Röhm, Christopher McDonald, Adrian Martinez, and David Arquette), action-packed, 94-minute comedy in which a reckless Los Angeles private investigator (Bruce Willis) tries to find the graffiti artist (Tyga) responsible for painting lewd artwork on the side of an apartment building owned by a friend (Adam Goldberg) who is trying to sell it while also searching for the Russell terrier that belongs to his niece (Emily Robinson) that was stolen by a disgruntled cartel drug dealer (Joseph Momoa).

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Paris Can Wait
  PG   2017
  When her distracted, highly successful movie producer husband (Alec Baldwin) of twenty years flies to Budapest in this engaging, languid-paced, entertaining, 92-minute Eleanor Coppola film dominated by gorgeous food, stunning scenery, and beautiful cinematography, his wife (Diane Lane), who is suffering from an ear infection, accepts the offer of her husband/s charismatic French business partner (Arnaud Viard) to drive her from Cannes to Paris but their road trip gets sidetracked with a drive through Provence and delicious meals.

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Rough Night
  R   2017
  When a sexy Washington, D.C. woman (Scarlett Johansson), who is engaged to her sweet fiancé (Paul W. Downs) and is running for state senator, heads to Miami for a wild bachelorette partying weekend with her four best friends, including a horny schoolteacher (Jillian Bell), an Australian wannabe singer/songwriter (Kate McKinnon), an environmental activist (Ilana Glazer) with a police record, and a single mother (Zoë Kravitz) fighting with her ex-husband (Mark Tallman) for custody of their three-year-old son, in this unoriginal, raunchy, intermittently funny, over-the-top, star-dotted (Ty Burrell, Dean Winters, Demi Moore, Colton Haynes, Bo Burnham, and Patrick Carlyle), 101-minute comedy reminiscent of Weekend at Bernie's, they end up spending most of the time trying to decide what to do with a corpse after they accidentally kill a hunky man (Ryan Cooper) they mistook for a stripper.

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47 Meters Down
  PG-13   2017
  When two sisters (Mandy Moore and Clair Holt ) foolishly accept an invitation by two men (Yani Gellman and Santiago Segura) they only just met the night before to go scuba diving and to see great white sharks up close in their natural habitat during their vacation to Mexico in this disappointing, love-or-skip-it, unevenly paced, tepid, low-budget, 89-minute thriller with a lackluster soundtrack and reminiscent of the superior film The Shallows, the adventure quickly goes from bad to worse after they board a rust-bucket boat owned by a well-meaning captain (Matthew Modine) and then they get into a questionable, supposedly protective cage.

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Band Aid
  NR   2017
  A low-key, quirky, humorous, star-dotted (Colin Hanks, Jamie Chung, Jesse Wesley Williams, Brooklyn Decker, Chris D’Ella, Rettta, Susie Essman, Ravi Patel, Erinn Hayes, Hannah Simone, and Angelique Cabral), 91-minute comedy in which a frustrated, long-married California Uber driver (Zoe Lister-Jones) decides to compose songs with her lazy husband (Adam Pally) about their contentious relationship and their continual fighting, and they start a band called Dirty Dishes with their oddball, sex-addict, drum-playing next door neighbor (Fred Armisen).


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