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  • The Color Purple

    The Color Purple 1985

    ★★★★ Watched 14 Jun, 2015

    Of course it's a lovely movie, but I'd gone thirty years without ever seeing it. Thankfully a weekend of screenings at the theater two blocks from my apartment offered a perfect opportunity to right that wrong.

    Glover in the least likable role I've ever seen him play. Whoopi being just great in the lead. Oprah being A BOSS like she always has and always will be.

    I was surprised at the amount of slapstick in this one. Not that it's…

  • The Ice Pirates

    The Ice Pirates 1984

    ★½ Rewatched 12 Jun, 2015

    I'm pretty sure I saw this in the theater as a kid. If not, there were at least a couple of VHS viewings. Boy--it is not very good, is it? Urich tries, I guess, and Ron Perlman as a fey space-chef is kind of an interesting curiosity.

    Oh, and there's a jive-talking pimpbot. So that's something.

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  • Gremlins

    Gremlins 1984

    ★★★★ Rewatched 13 Dec, 2014

    This was such fun to see projected! It plays really well to a crowd. There are a couple of REALLY '80s lines that are somewhat awkward these days, but otherwise, it was a great time at the movies.

  • Punch-Drunk Love

    Punch-Drunk Love 2002

    ★★★★ Rewatched 07 Feb, 2014

    We watched this because PSH's small amount of screen time is 100% awesome, but the whole thing is good. Very good.

    I liked this a lot more now than I did the first time I saw it.

    Be sure to watch the Mattress Man commercial on the second disc of the DVD if you can find it. I'm sure it's online somewhere, too.