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May 13, 2011 Food Review by Wes Marshall

Tierra Linda Taqueria
Gas station gastronomy

May 13, 2011 Food Review by Virginia B. Wood

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo
A singularly dreadful example of what can happen when potentially capable comedians check their brains at a committee meeting and go slumming for dollars.
"...Hummer! Get it? Hilarious!" Not content to merely be lowbrow and stupid – there’s room in the world for..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
"...those who consider themselves squarely on the side of lowbrow shenanigans, Judge's feature debut is all that and more...."

Dec. 20, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Blame it On the Bellboy
"...Griffiths is the source of much of the films lowbrow bedroom humor. His eyes roll knowingly, he winks, he..."

March 13, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Inherent Vice
Highbrow mixes with lowbrow in Paul Thomas Anderson's screen adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel.
"...his ability to deftly marry the highbrow with the lowbrow so seamlessly that you are learning about some obsolete..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Blue Jasmine
Class difference and life's shambles are on Woody Allen's mind as he leads Cate Blanchett through a perfectly calibrated performance as a Park Avenue matron brought low by modern finance.
"...Francisco. A study in contrasts, Ginger is the comfortable lowbrow to Jasmine’s effete highbrow. In particular, Jasmine has taken..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Off-color, bloody, and hilarious, Goon is the best hockey comedy since Slap Shot.
" comedy since George Roy Hill's Slap Shot. The lowbrow joys of watching the ice run red with the..."

April 27, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

My Name Is Bruce
Cult star Bruce Campbell directs and stars here as himself, but the actor is mistaken for his popular character Ash from the Evil Dead trilogy and is forced to fight a real monster.
"...well-known for not taking either himself or his frequently lowbrow filmic résumé very seriously (doubters need only check out..."

Nov. 21, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Beverly Hills Chihuahua
It may be a family-friendly trifle, but it's nevertheless a silly, if guilty, pleasure to watch.
"...within whistling distance of adolescence, you’ll howl at this lowbrow, family-friendly trifle. The plot … well, the plot plays..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Movie Review by Margaret Moser

Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay
Everyone's favorite stoner pals are back; this time running from the law after being mistaken for terrorists.
"...Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay so impressive. Sequels to lowbrow cult-stoner-bathroom-sex comedies aren’t supposed to work; they’re supposed to..."

May 2, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Quiet
The first Burnt Orange Productions joint mixes The Piano with Poison Ivy. Perhaps future generations of film scholars will embrace The Quiet as a B-movie that problematizes the oppressive gaze, but for now, it's a misfire.
"...direction here isnn't deft enough to balance the film's lowbrow look and feel with its high-minded sentiments about child..."

Sept. 1, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Adam & Steve
It’s an honest, refreshing comedy about love – gay, straight, or both – and is a date movie for all occasions and persuasions.
"...heart appreciates them. Some of the jokes are awfully lowbrow, but the movie is warm and relaxed, never mean-spirited,..."

April 7, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Go for Zucker!
As two German families collide, the film explores its characters’ shared history to unravel the challenges of political and personal reunification.
"...goals, but Zucker is undeniably ambitious despite its relatively lowbrow and farcical approach...."

March 31, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Mr. 3000
This Bernie Mac baseball flick is standard genre fare.
"...montages (of SportsCenter, of man’s-man Mac doing Pilates) and lowbrow gags (a Japanese teammate, played by Minnesota native Ian..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
In this goofy and lowbrow Vince Vaughn/Ben Stiller comedy, the good guys are lovable losers and the bad guys have frosted feathered hair and unitards with inflatable codpieces.
" life for movies like this – goofy and lowbrow but never truly icky; the good guys are lovable..."

June 18, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Broken Lizard's Club Dread
Broken Lizard (the comedy group that gave us Super Troopers) spoofs summer-camp slasher flicks and lowbrow beach farces.
"...The movie hybridizes summer-camp slasher flicks with those goofball lowbrow beach farces (think Private Resort or the Hardbodies oeuvre)...."

Feb. 27, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Orange County
"...line between farce and satire. Refreshingly, it's not as lowbrow or silly as your typical youth-oriented comedy of late...."

Jan. 11, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Not Another Teen Movie
"...every scene. Unfortunately, the film is more invested in lowbrow antics: a pair of conjoined twins linked at the..."

Dec. 14, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Highlander: Endgame
" a next time), show the courage of your lowbrow convictions and get back to the gonzo, unapologetically senseless..."

Sept. 8, 2000 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Big Momma's House
"...own up to what it really is. It's a lowbrow, bathroom-humor, Sunday-afternoon-with-nothing-better-to-do kind of movie, and that's fine. That's..."

June 9, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Mystery Men
Inept amateur superheroes must save the day in this comedy.
"...takes potshots at everything from highbrow consumerist gags to lowbrow fart jokes with gleeful abandon, savaging everything in its..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Drop Dead Gorgeous
This parody of beauty pageants in the flyover states takes the form of a mockumentary filmed at Minnesota's Sarah Rose Miss Teen Princess America Pageant.
" constructed of used and confused gags -- a lowbrow clunker with highbrow intentions...."

July 23, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cannibal! the Musical
"...the fevered imaginations of Parker and Stone, a rousingly lowbrow retelling of the legend of Colorado cannibal Alferd Packer..."

Aug. 28, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dr. Dolittle
"...epitomizes the trend perfectly. With a middle-school class clown's lowbrow cunning, Dr. Dolittle's creators have zeroed right in on..."

June 26, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Twin Town
"...the filthy Swansea gutter, a victim of its own lowbrow hooliganism. There are some awesomely interesting moments, to be..."

June 20, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

McHale's Navy
"...enjoying bracingly stoopid comedy. McHale's Navy isn't so much lowbrow as damning evidence of a profound misunderstanding of what..."

April 25, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Pest
"...this basic premise flows a constant stream of dizzyingly lowbrow gags based on flatulence, buggery, projectile vomiting, and racial..."

Feb. 14, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Meet Wally Sparks
"...of self-destructive wish fulfillment. At issue is not the lowbrow humor of Wally Sparks. (Were the movie to be..."

Feb. 7, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Albino Alligator
"...their unpredictable sidekick Law (Fichtner) are a trio of lowbrow robbers who find themselves trapped in a New Orleans..."

Jan. 31, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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