DERIVATIVE: IMITATIVE OF THE WORK OF ANOTHER PERSON, AND USUALLY DISAPPROVED OF FOR THAT REASON. SEE: GANGSTER SQUAD

Gangster Squad Pros: Good cast. Cons: So derivative, it makes you just wish you were watching the originals. (This review originally appeared on Epinions.com) Reuben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad is one of the most obviously derivative movies in recent memory. It rips off Brian De Palma’s The Untouchables with a few elements of LA Confidential and

NOT “ALMOST” CLASSIC. BUT ENTERTAINING NONETHELESS.

Almost Interesting-David Spade Pros: Self-deprecating, some interesting tidbits, an enjoyable read overall. Cons: Choppy writing style, over-emphasis on cheap humor in spots, certain aspects overdone. I’ve been a Saturday Night Live fan most of my life. Along with George Carlin, Monty Python and The Simpsons, it was one of the crucial shapers of my sense