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 "Ted 2" Serves Up More and Less of the Same 

Ted 2 isn't a horribly offensive film. We're not talking about Human Centipede 3 here, but we are talking about the centipede-like continuation of writer/director Seth MacFarlane's insistence on building a career based upon over-the-top offensive humor spewed forth at the expense of anyone who doesn't look or act like MacFarlane.


 "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" is One of the Year's Best Films 

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life.  He even describes his constant companion Earl (R.J. Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a 'co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer - he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.

READ MY REVIEW OF "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl"

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