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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

Buy Love Monkey for $4! "Hilarious"--Maslin, NY Times. "Exceedingly readable and wickedly funny romantic comedy"--S.F. Chronicle. "Loud and brash, a helluva lot of fun"--Entertainment Weekly. "Engaging romp, laugh-out-loud funny"-CNN. "Shrewd, self-deprecating, oh-so-witty. Smith's ruthless humor knows no bounds"--NPR

Buy A Christmas Caroline for $10! "for those who prefer their sentimentality seasoned with a dash of cynical wit. A quick, enjoyable read...straight out of Devil Wears Prada"--The Wall Street Journal

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    “Trainspotting 2”? No Thanks.

    By kyle | September 11, 2015

    Why the idea for Danny Boyle & Co. to do another one is a terrible idea.

    Topics: Movies | 3 Comments »

    3 Responses to ““Trainspotting 2”? No Thanks.”

    1. Obama bin Biden Says:
      September 11th, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      What’s worse than young junkies?

      Old junkies.

    2. kishke Says:
      September 12th, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      With re. to Texasville, the book itself was an unworthy successor to the original (don’t even ask about the successive sequels), so no surprise that the movie was poor.

    3. JimmyC Says:
      September 18th, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      You forgot “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”, the gold standard of terrible long-awaited sequels.