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  • Going in Style

    Going in Style

    ★★★★

    Three old men (George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg) grow tired of feeding pigeons in the park, so to spice things up, they decide to rob a bank. What have they got to lose? Pretty much nothing. They've lived good, long lives, and if they went to prison it would just mean that they have free room and board.

    That's the central premise of Going In Style, and it all happens within the first 30 or so minutes. Well,…

  • Harvey

    Harvey

    ★★★½

    James Stewart is the walking and talking incarnation of molasses in this, and it kind of annoyed me, but the good-natured humor, and a hysterical Josephine Hull, won me over.

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  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    ★★★★

    Body Count: 5

    Roald Dahl's children's slasher is a fun, candy-coated romp still full of magic after all these years thanks to the whimsical sets and Gene Wilder's exceptional, and darkly comedic, performance. I'm kind of kidding about calling this a slasher, but there really is some heavy horror elements mixed in with the chocolate.

  • The Thing from Another World

    The Thing from Another World

    ★★★

    I misread the info on TCM and thought James Arness of Gunsmoke fame was going to be the lead, but considering that he was 6'7", it makes sense that he'd be the one in the intellectual carrot's costume. This little misunderstanding isn't why my rating is so low, though.

    The Thing from Another World starts with a lot of talk, which is kind of Howard Hawks' thing, but constant chatter can really bog down a decent science fiction/horror flick. The…