Friday is one of the most astute movies ever made about the human brain.

by MATT STOKES | APRIL 13, 2018


Director: F. Gary Gray

Craig: Ice Cube
Smokey: Chris Tucker
Mr. Jones: John Witherspoon
Mrs. Jones: Anna Maria Horsford
Deebo: Tiny Lister
Debbie: Nia Long
Dana: Regina King
Red: DJ Pooh
Worm: Faizon Love
Joi: Paula Jai Parker
Felisha: Angela Means

Released: April 28, 1995

Domestic Box Office: $27.5 million




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What other movies have we been reconsidering? 

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is a tough watch

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Don’t duck this Soup!

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Underrated Family Films: Megamind

Twin Films have a long history in the annals of cinema. “Deep Impact” and “Armageddon” are one of the go-to examples, but the phenomenon goes back to the invention of movies. Rarely do both of the twins succeed—Gone With the Wind overshadows Jezebel, Babe overshadows Gordy, and Girls Trip overshadows Rough Night. But sometimes the movie that loses is worth checking out, as is the case with Megamind, to which audiences reacted with general indifference after it was released in 2010 so soon after the similar Despicable Me.

Friday is one of the most astute movies ever made about the human brain.

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Tom Cruise is great as Lestat. Problem is, he isn’t in that much of the movie.

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The Maltese Falcon is mostly a bunch of weirdos lying to each other, which is awesome

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