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Joey’s Home Movies for the Week of November 6th – Special Clerks Trilogy Box Set for Kevin Smith Fans

Welcome back to my home movies! This week, video game adaptations (sort of) grand tour with indie horror titles, new Criterion Collection releases, and Kevin Smith box set. What ended up taking top honors? Read carefully to find out…

Joey's top choice


Staff Advanced Set (CLERKS I-III)

It’s no secret that I not only like Kevin Smith; clerk Franchise. How much is it? Well, my ranking of Smith's films to date should give you an idea.This special set includes clerk, Clerk IIand Clerk three, all designed to look like “Quick Stop”, which is very cool. Just a reminder, Clerk three is the latest entry, which I discussed with Smith here , and the cast here . Amidst my rave reviews, here's what I'd like to say:

Kevin Smith Always returns to quick stop.However, just because he is now back for the third time clerk An outing doesn't mean he will do the same thing again.much like how Clerk II It's about growth and friendship, Clerk three It builds on this while also reflecting on the career Smith has successfully built. In doing so, Clerk Three Much of his comedy has no weight. In fact, calling this show a comedy is not an exaggeration. Here, Smith is looking inward, but he's also using every tool in his toolbox to make you not only laugh, but cry, too. Admittedly, this is more or less a film made just for me, but I found it to be very effective.

Clerk three In some ways, Smith was born to make this film. It openly references his real-life heart attack while also continuing the story of the character that originally launched his career. This choice definitely paid off, as he was able to reach emotional highs and lows unlike anyone before him. clerk Franchise. There's even a boldness to the storytelling, as he leaves his heroes in places you wouldn't expect.

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grand tour

I find grand tour It's a pretty strong game adaptation. Part of the reason is that it only partially adapts the game, and the story about the player. The pacing is familiar, but the execution is often imprecise. My review includes the following:

As much as I love video games, I've never been much of a fan of racing simulators.this grand tour The Franchise is a game I know about and have played, but I can't imagine myself investing the same amount of time into it as those who love it. In fact, some people are so obsessed with the series that they eventually get the chance to compete in the real thing.The story of one of them is this grand tour The movie chose to exploit rather than adapt the game. The end result is a movie you've almost seen before, but a solid one at that.

grand tour No Ford v Ferrari (although it has a similar third act), it's not Extreme speed, or, do it right enough to warrant a recommendation. It's a sports-focused film that takes the hallmarks of an underdog story and wraps it up in a gamer's world. It's not a subtle film, nor a particularly profound one, but it's entertaining and surprisingly effective.

Also available this week


Grease: Rise of Pink (TV Series)

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Miracle Club

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South Park: Streaming Wars (TV)

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Jackie Chan: Rise of a Superstar

From the Criterion Collection: “Hong Kong martial arts star Jackie Chan was initially considered a potential successor to Bruce Lee, but quickly established his own unique screen persona, blending goofy slapstick and breath-taking kung fu into complex super-athletic feats. Looking back at his rise from breakout star to full-fledged director, these six unabashedly silly, unstoppably entertaining early career highlights find Jackie Chan perfecting the lovable, playful persona that would make him a global icon while also serving as a His projects assumed greater creative control – first with his own martial arts choreography and later as writer-director, setting exciting new standards for bold action comedies.

Stay tuned for more next week…

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