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I'm a longtime contributor to MTV, Billboard, Alternative Press and MovieWeb. I've worked as on-air reporter, host, writer and producer for MTV, MSNBC and E!. I have provided opinion and commentary to programs on VH1, IFC, G4, Fuse, Current and Oxygen. I have written for Huffington Post, Premiere, OC Weekly, SFGate.com, NextMovie.com, MTV's television and movie blogs and other publications. I am the founder of Superhero Productions, providing broadcast, online and aftermarket content for a number of clients including Lionsgate, Sony and Warner Bros. I personally handle artist management for a handful of bands. "Ryan Downey has established a history of breaking some good scoops in the last few years, and you could certainly do worse than bookmark [him] to check in on." -- Ain't It Cool

Friday, February 11, 2011

Movie Review: "Just Go With It"

"Just Go With It" is one of those bad movies where a bunch of talented stars expect us to sit through it just because we like them. Adam Sandler seems half-awake, Jennifer Aniston seems mad about showing up, Brooklyn Decker is bubbly but replaceable, Nicole Kidman's "performance" is basically an extended cameo and Nick Swardson gives it his comedic "all" but is given very little to work with. Don't get me wrong, I laughed a few times here and there (mainly at Swardson) and I stand by my appreciation and fondness for the entire cast, but when you've made comedies as grand and enduring as "Happy Gilmore," "Office Space" or "Grandma's Boy," a movie like "Just Go With It" is just lazy. READ THE REST OF MY REVIEW HERE.

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