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Now showing in Taos: ‘Good Boys’

You’ll laugh plenty while watching this raunchy kid comedy but watch for the guilts afterward

By Rick Romancito
tempo@taosnews.com
Posted 8/18/19

There’s a weird kind of formula producer Seth Rogan and his pals have worked out. It goes like this: Write an extremely rude, crude and raunchy comedy ...

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Now showing in Taos: ‘Good Boys’

You’ll laugh plenty while watching this raunchy kid comedy but watch for the guilts afterward

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There’s a weird kind of formula producer Seth Rogan and his pals have worked out. It goes like this: Write an extremely rude, crude and raunchy comedy, then insert some elements that point to a soft and sentimental center and top it off with an old fashioned heart warming ending to make you feel good about laughing at some truly awful stuff only a few minutes before.

This time, they push this questionable envelope farther than ever by centering it amid the lives of a trio of sixth-grade boys.

These kids do use very bad language and talk about the kinds of gross things little boys this age are prone to think about, but rather than go full-“Superbad,” they possess large holes in their knowledge and experience. I won’t go into what exactly these are, but some of the funniest bits are centered on when they run into one of these holes and try to use sixth grade logic to figure their ways out.

The plot is pretty simple. Max (Jacob Tremblay) is the short cute one who has a massive crush on a girl named Brixlee (Millie Davis). But Max gets tongue-tied every time he tries to talk to her. As his sounding board are his two best friends, Lucas (Keith L. Williams) and Thor (Brady Noon). Lucas is high voiced and very naive, plus his folks are planning to divorce. Thor is the most inappropriate of the “Beanbag Boys,” as they call their little gang, who talks big but is probably more insecure than any of them. After an incident in school, Max finds himself invited to a certain big-deal party, where kissing is guaranteed to take place and where Brixlee is bound to be present. But, in another incident, the boys wind up in possession of a certain illegal party drug two teenage girls really want back. So, as these two incidents wind together in crazy, funny, dangerous and wild circumstances, it all boils down to the little boys learning some big boy lessons about life.

The movie is really funny in some parts and you will find yourself laughing hysterically, but afterward you might feel a tad guilty at what you were laughing about.

Tempo grade: C-

“Good Boys” is rated R for strong crude sexual content, drug and alcohol material, and language throughout, all involving tweens.

It is screening daily at Mitchell Storyteller 7 Theatres, 110 Old Talpa Cañón Road. For showtimes, tickets and additional information, call (575) 751-4245 or visit storyteller7.com.

Also showing in Taos.

The Angry Birds Movie 2

MPAA rating: PG for rude humor and action.

Red, Chuck, Bomb and the rest of their feathered friends are surprised when a green pig suggests that they put aside their differences and unite to fight a common threat.

Aggressive birds from an island covered in ice are planning to use an elaborate weapon to destroy the fowl and swine way of life. After picking their best and brightest, the birds and pigs come up with a scheme to infiltrate the island, deactivate the device and return to their respective paradises intact.

Digitally animated film was directed by Thurop Van Orman and features the voice talents of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones, Bill Hader, and Awkwafina.

It is screening daily at Mitchell Storyteller 7 Theatres, 110 Old Talpa Cañón Road. For showtimes, tickets and additional information, call (575) 751-4245 or visit storyteller7.com.

47 Meters Down: Uncaged

MPAA rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense peril, bloody images, and brief strong language.

This sequel to the 2017 horror film, directed here by Johannes Roberts, follows the diving adventure of four teenage girls (Sophie Nélisse, Corinne Foxx, Brianne Tju and Sistine Stallone) exploring a submerged Mayan City.

Once inside, their rush of excitement turns into a jolt of terror as they discover the sunken ruins are a hunting ground for deadly Great White Sharks. With their air supply steadily dwindling, the friends must navigate the underwater labyrinth of claustrophobic caves and eerie tunnels in search of a way out of their watery hell.

It is screening daily at Mitchell Storyteller 7 Theatres, 110 Old Talpa Cañón Road. For showtimes, tickets and additional information, call (575) 751-4245 or visit storyteller7.com.

Note: There is no film this week at the Taos Community Auditorium.

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