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Review: Spirit Untamed

Spirit Untamed is a conventional family-friendly animated adventure that honors teamwork, friendship and female empowerment. And whoa… there are wild horses. And some catchy tunes. All that makes this second installment of a franchise that began with the 2002 Oscar-nominated film Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron worth the ride. There’s not much new to gain, but nothing to lose either. So if the spirit moves you, saddle up.

Quickie Review: Fatman

Mel, what were you thinking? I know you’re looking for that flick to make the big comeback from bad guy jail, but this ain’t it. I can kinda sorta see why you might have thought this was a fun idea, but jeez! Mel plays Santa, known in this one as Chris Cringle, whose business model isn’t working any more and decides to partner with the US military on the off season so he can make ends meet. Meanwhile, a spoiled rich kid who deservedly got a lump of coal for Christmas has hired an assassin (Walton Goggins, John Bronco, “Justified”) to take revenge on him for the slight. What this setup promises is a dark action-comedy. What the audience gets is something much more muddled and decidedly not funny.

Quickie Review of a Quirky Short: John Bronco

I have no idea what I just watched, yet I found it quite amusing. John Bronco is a comedy short (37 minutes) that tells the unbelievable story of the rise, fall and ultimate redemption of John Bronco, legendary pitchman for the Ford Bronco. Unbelievable, because it’s fiction. I thought so, but wasn’t 100% sure… until Tim Meadows appeared as Bronco’s manager Donovan Piggot. John Bronco is a mockumentary that creates a legend who never was, yet resembles vintage pitchmen who did exist. Think the Marlboro Man aka Bob Norris, or Robert Conrad pitching Eveready Batteries. Classics in a rugged, golden age of advertising complete with earworm jingles, loyal followers and guest appearances on Carson.