John’s Reviews

Super-Ranking the Comic Book Movies and TV Shows of 2022

Spoilers for everything in this ranking. Obviously. It would be really stupid of you to read this if you had any interest in watching any of these but haven’t yet. We were originally going to get three more superhero movies this year, but Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse got delayed and Warner Brothers lost all of…

John’s Review of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever After

It feels weird to be back writing another superhero movie review already. It’s been a couple of weeks, right? Black Adam and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever are very different superhero movies. Black Adam is the vanity project of the world’s baldest man. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is a tribute to a great actor who should…

Ruddtrospective #23: The Rudd Thus Far

Spoilers for all Paul Rudd movies and shows that I’ve reviewed at this point. So obviously it’s been a while since I did a Ruddtrospective, and I thought I should try and get everyone back up to speed. Remind myself and my readers which Paul Rudd performances should be revered and which ones should be…

A Review of The Rock’s Black Adam

I’m sure nobody wants to see this because this man makes too many movies and this movie looks generic as hell and DC has burned us millions of times. Nevertheless I will start by not spoiling the movie and make it obvious when I switch to spoilers. Black Adam stars Rock ‘The Dwayne’ Johnson. The…

John’s Review of Taika Waititi’s Potentially Nonsensical Thor 4

Despite working at a summer camp with limited access to the internet, I yet again managed to spoil the ending of this movie for myself. But some people are smart and don’t do that. So, as always, I will clearly mark when I start spoiling the movie. Thor: Love and Thunder stars Christopher Hemsworth, Natalie…

Ruddtrospective #22: Sixty Percent of the Time…

Full spoilers for the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy as well as the sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Even though I’m pretty sure everyone has seen this movie. It’s a beloved classic. But spoilers for this movie that came out 18 years ago. And spoilers for the sequel, which is essentially just…

John’s Review of Doctor Strange’s Fun Time Multiverse Adventure

Just like with No Way Home, I managed to spoil like 90% of this before I saw it. But for those of you who didn’t and have been avoiding the incredibly spoilery promotional material, I will be sure to mark when I dip into spoilers. I know I said in my last post that I…

Ruddtrospective #21: The Best Paul Rudd Movie?

Spoilers for Ideal Home, which might be the best Paul Rudd movie I’ve watched so far. You really should watch this before reading the review. I think it’s great. Ideal Home(2018) stars Paul Rudd, Steve Coogan, Jack Gore, and Jake McDorman. It also features Kate Walsh and Allison Pill. It was directed and written by…

Ruddtrospective #20: Happy 53rd Birthday, Paul!!!

Full spoilers for Gen-Y Cops, which is one of the most unintentionally(I assume) hilarious movies that I’ve ever seen. Gen-Y Cops(2000), also known as Gen-X Cops 2: Metal Mayhem, stars Edison Chen, Stephen Fung, Sam Lee, Richard Sun, Christy Chung, Maggie Q, Mark Hicks, and Paul Rudd. It was directed by Benny Chan, and written…

It’s Time To Review Morbius!

No spoilers for the movie Morbius will be covered in this post. No purposeful spoilers, at least. I want people to experience this without knowing anything going in.Morbius(2022) stars Jared Leto, Adria Arjona, Michael Keaton, Matt Smith, Jared Harris, and Tyrese Gibson. It was directed by Daniel Espinosa, and the screenplay was written by Matt…

Ruddtrospective #19: Tiny Justice

Spoilers for the movie Ant-Man! I’m finally covering one of the Marvel movies! Although if you’re reading this you’ve probably seen it already. Ant-Man stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Michael Peña, David Dastmalchian, T.I., Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, and Abby Ryder Fortson. The cast also features Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, John…

I Rewatched Space Jam: A New Legacy And This Is The Full Review!

Full spoilers for this full review of this bad movie that I love! About five months ago I attempted to rewatch my favorite/least favorite movie, Space Jam: A New Legacy. My plan was to provide 115 thoughts I had while watching it, because this movie is 115 minutes long. But the awesomeness that is this…

Ruddtrospective #18: Road Trippin’/Road Paintin’

Spoilers for Overnight Delivery, a movie you haven’t seen and shouldn’t see because it’s terrible and weird and no. Also spoilers for Prince Avalanche, a movie that I kind of would encourage you to see. Overnight Delivery(1998) stars Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon, Christine Taylor, Sarah Silverman, and Larry Drake. Paul Rudd plays Wyatt Trips, a…

I Finished Rewatching Space Jam: A New Legacy And I Need A Hug

More spoilers for this horrible movie that I love. A long time ago I decided to do a live reaction review of Space Jam: A New Legacy and post 115 thoughts I had about the film on my blog. I made it through half of the movie before I couldn’t take it anymore, and the…

Ruddtrospective #17: Judd Apatow Is A Good Director – Part Three

Spoilers for the movie This Is 40, Judd Apatow’s second depressing movie about being forty years old. This Is 40(2012) stars Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Jason Segel, Chris O’Dowd, Robert Smigel, Annie Mumolo, Megan Fox, Charlyne Yi, Albert Brooks, John Lithgow, and Melissa McCarthy. It was written and directed by Judd…

Ruddtrospective #16: Judd Apatow Is A Good Director – Part Two

Spoilers for Knocked Up and the Paul Rudd/Seth Rogen Super Bowl Lay’s commercial. You probably already know that I like this movie, so I’ll just say that now too. Knocked Up(2007) stars Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Jason Segel, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Martin Starr, Charlyne Yi, Maude Apatow, and Iris Apatow.…

A Review of The Batman(Now with added John!)

Obviously this movie just came out so I’m going to do a non-spoiler review up top and then move into spoilers later on. But I will clearly mark when that is, so quit your worrying. Also if you’re that worried about spoilers, maybe don’t read this until you see the movie. I knew a lot…

Ruddtrospective #15: Judd Apatow Is A Good Director – Part One

Full spoilers for The 40 Year Old Virgin. Paul Rudd has had a very odd career. When he was trying to break into the acting career he would take on odd jobs like being a DJ at a Bar Mitzvah or glazing hams. Then he went from being a mostly dramatic actor, to Phoebe’s husband…

Ruddtrospective #14: A Schmuck Reviews A Movie About Schmucks

Spoilers for Dinner For Schmucks. But what do you care? You haven’t seen it. Most people haven’t. It got horrible reviews. Dinner For Schmucks stars Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, Jemaine Clement, Stephanie Szostak, Bruce Greenwood, Lucy Punch, David Walliams, Ron Livingston, Larry Wilmore, Kristen Schaal, Andrea Savage, Nick Kroll, Randall Park, Chris O’Dowd,…

Ruddtrospective #13: When Life Gives You Lemons

Some spoilers for the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall, as well as some questions as to why anyone would ever think the spin-off, Get Him To The Greek, was a good idea I’ve mentioned before what an insane year for movies 2008 was. Hollywood managed to reach a perfect ratio of great films and terrible films…

Ruddtrospective #12: The Many Sides Of Rudd

Some spoilers for Paul Rudd’s Netflix oeuvre: The Little Prince, The Fundamentals of Caring, and Mute. You’d be hard-pressed to find three movies that are more different than these. In the space of four years, Paul Rudd was involved in three completely different Netflix movies. In 2015 he was in an animated adaptation of the…

Ruddtrospective #11: The One Where John Hates F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Full spoilers for 17 episodes of one of the most popular TV shows in the world. If you haven’t seen it you at least know about it. Those six actors are richer and more famous than most of the global population. I didn’t think I hated F.R.I.E.N.D.S., but then I watched 17 episodes in a…

Ruddtrospective #10: Paul Gets Weird

The following post contains spoilers for three weird movies: The Oh in Ohio, I Could Never Be Your Woman, and Over Her Dead Body. These movies are all very odd for different reasons. We will get into them shortly, because this is a review. But first I have to write something random here before I…

2021 in Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Incredibly Weird

Minimum spoilers for everything I’m about to talk about. I watched a lot of movies that came out this year. 48, to be exact. My intention is to write about 42 of those movies without going insane. Rather, without going more insane. In the interest of brevity, and me not wanting to waste your time,…

Super-Ranking the Comic Book Movies and TV shows of 2021

Spoilers for everything in the ranking except for Thunder Force, Y: The Last Man, M.O.D.O.K., Hit-Monkey, Sweet Tooth, and all the CW and HBO Max DC shows released this year. I’m not going to talk about those because I haven’t seen them. I’m probably forgetting some other things I haven’t seen. I try to keep…

Ruddtrospective #9: 2021’s Rudd-Rankings

Spoilers for every Paul Rudd performance from the cursed year of 2021, which includes Ghostbusters: Afterlife, The Shrink Next Door, Saturday Morning All-Star Hits, and the zombie episode of What If…?. 4. Ghostbusters: AfterlifeI already reviewed this, so I’ll try to keep it brief. This movie just isn’t for me. I don’t have a lot…

Ruddtrospective #8: All Is Bright…?

Spoilers for the movie All Is Bright. Not that you care, nobody has seen or heard of this movie, despite it being the only Christmas movie Paul Rudd has ever been in. But this isn’t a very happy Christmas movie, so don’t watch it if that’s what you’re looking for. All Is Bright(2013) stars Paul…

Ruddtrospective #7: Let’s Talk Parks and Rec!

Full spoilers for the TV show Parks and Recreation, but the five episodes that Paul Rudd was in in particular. I would recommend watching this show, but it’s so damn good that I don’t think any jokes I mention will ruin it for you. The main cast of Parks and Recreation includes Amy Poehler as…

Ruddtrospective #6: Double The Fun

Some spoilers for the TV show Living With Yourself; if you have Netflix you should just go watch this because it’s great. I will say that this is one of those shows that are fun to go in to while knowing absolutely nothing about the premise, so if you are interested, watch this before reading…

Ruddtrospective #5: Who Ya Gonna Call?

As few spoilers for the movie Ghostbusters: Afterlife as possible. Even though it’s very difficult to spoil this movie. Because spoiler alert, it’s pretty much the same movie as the first two and probably the one with women that the internet hates. Anyway, let’s get into it. I haven’t seen the first Ghostbusters that many…

Ruddtrospective #4: I Love This Movie, Man

Lots of spoilers for the Paul Rudd classic, I Love You, Man(2009), and the great jokes in it; again it’s a great movie and you should still be able to enjoy it even though I’m about to recap it in a much less interesting fashion I’m gonna try things a little differently this time, and…

Ruddtrospective #3: Rock And Roll All Night And Part Of Every Day

Full spoilers for the movie Role Models(2008), including all my favorite jokes; the plot isn’t that intricate and you’ll still be able to enjoy this despite spoilers This is one of my all-time favorite movies, and probably my favorite Paul Rudd movie? It’s definitely up there. It’s very funny, in my opinion. Paul Rudd has…

Ruddtrospective #2: Clueless About Something

Spoilers for the movies Clueless, The Object of My Affection, and Our Idiot Brother. Before we cover the career defining performances that Paul Rudd is known for, we’re going to do one more batch of movies I don’t have many thoughts about. But if you’re worried, don’t be. Next week I cover one of my…

Why Pitch Perfect and Monsters University are the Same Movie: A Contemplation

This is something I’ve wanted to write about for some time now, as it’s a very clear comparison that not many people have made. At least, from what I can tell. But when I’ve told people this, I’ve been mocked and ridiculed. People think that I’m not serious just because I’m comparing two seemingly different…

Ruddtrospective #1: An Assortment of Bad Movies

Spoilers for the movies The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Admission, and This Is The End. As some of you may know, I’m a big fan of Paul Rudd, and one of the things I want to do here is take time each week to appreciate the work of the most beautiful man in Hollywood.…