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Season 6, Episode 4

'Focus' and 'Lazarus'

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Movies & Reviews

The Lazarus Effect

Director: David Gelb

Year: 2015     Run Time: 83 min

A group of medical researchers discover a way to bring dead patients back to life.

Gregg's Review

The idea of coming back from the dead is a topic that's interested people for decades. In a sense it's sort of the new era of classic movie monsters like your Frankenstein's and your Wolfman and your Mummy.

5 Bags of Popcorn, 1 Four-leaf Clover

Tim's Review

This was a thriller and a fun movie to sort of get to play one of those "what if" games. What if Frankenstein came back to life? Almost like a horror movie.

5 Bags of Popcorn


Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

Year: 2015     Run Time: 105 min

In the midst of veteran con man Nicky's latest scheme, a woman from his past - now an accomplished femme fatale - shows up and throws his plans for a loop.

Tim's Review

You don't have to say anything more than two words "Will Smith" and I'm there.

5 Bags of Popcorn

Gregg's Review

With two directors I think it's easier to get that kind of focus because they can share some of the mundane aspects of being a director and focus on the stories and on the great actors like Will Smith.

5 Bags of Popcorn, 1 Microscope

Popcorn Classics

Son of the Pink Panther

Director: Blake Edwards

Year: 1993     Run Time: 93 min

Charles Dreyfus encounters Jacques Gambrelli, who reminds him painfully of Inspector Clouseau, the man who drove him insane. With good reason: Gambrelli is Clouseau's son.

Gregg's Comments

I think it's strange that they put 3 stars on the cover when it's clearly a 5 bag quality movie.
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