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Maddox

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"How can a movie be "one of the best"? There's only one "best" movie, so saying something is "one of the best" is stupid and doesn't make sense. Technically any movie that's not the worst could be considered "one of the best." Imagine that, another empty phrase used by marketing people. I want to punch someone in the throat."
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Hollywood: still out of ideas? How about another black-guy-meets-white-guy comedy

 
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