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Anything Nice to Say: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Nicholas Cage stars as a centuries old sorcerer trying to wipe out the last of Morgan le Fey’s followers in an action comedy that’s loosely based on an animated short from the Fantasia anthology. None of that belongs in the same sentence together. But, if you’ve got some time, it’s a fun movie. We didn’t […]

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Anything Nice to Say: Hulk (2003)

It was a dark time. Before Robert Downey, Jr. took his place as Iron Man, Universal tried to bring us the hero we wanted. The Jolly Green Giant. Of course, I’m talking about Ang Lee’s Hulk. Despite an amazing cast, 2003’s Hulk was derided by critics. To this day, Marvel pretends it never happened. Let’s […]

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Anything Nice to Say: Holmes & Watson

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly take their buddy comedy antics to the most iconic literary characters of all time, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson. With reports of people walking out of screenings, we attempt to solve the greatest mystery of all by finding anything nice to say about Holmes & Watson.

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The Story Behind Anything Nice to Say

In 2020, I started a YouTube channel called Anything Nice to Say. The idea was to watch the movies that no one liked, the movies everyone thought were bad, but had never actually seen. I’m a pretty critical person. The origin story for quite a few writers is that they, once upon a time, read […]

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Anything Nice to Say: John Carter

The works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, author of Tarzan, has seen a number of adaptations over the years, but it seems like none so maligned as John Carter. Estimated losses on the movie was $200 million, making it one of the biggest flops of all time. But, just because it was a flop was it […]

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Anything Nice to Say: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

What’s the deal with the heroes in a half-shell? Michael Bay’s take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise started off rocky with pre-production leaks and backlash to casting choices. Concept art and a leaked script didn’t help matters and the movie seemed doomed to fail before the teaser trailer even dropped. That doesn’t mean […]

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