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(PG-13) ☆☆☆☆☆

This Halloween film concerns a Cleveland high school senior (Victoria Justice) who misplaces her preteen brother (Jackson Nicoll) on trick-or-treat night. This film is a soul-crusher, completely devoid of any humor, point, quality or value. The narrative shape recalls other more successful one-crazy-night comedies such as Adventures in Babysitting, but it fails magnificently. I don’t know for whom the hell this bell tolls. Maybe it will toll for Nickelodeon-fed offspring, but I doubt it.

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Dinner and a Laugh

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Dinner and a Laugh

By Jason Scavone

There have been plenty of famously unusual spots to find stand-up comedy over the years: Boston’s hot spot in the ’80s was the Chinese restaurant Ding Ho, which counted Steven Wright, Lenny Clarke and Bobcat Goldthwait among its illustrious alumni. So sticking a comedy show in Artisan’s Mood restaurant? Sure, why not. The space itself is intimate and dark, the ceilings are low and the audience in the first couple of rows are practically sitting onstage. In other words: It’s perfect for comedy.

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