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  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958

    ★★★★ Watched 20 Jul, 2014

    Tennessee Williams' perfect play is brutally neutered by Hollywood censorship, backlot staging, and a patchwork, Hollywoodized third act designed to replace the blatant homosexual undertones present in the original play. That said, Paul Newman kills, and though Elizabeth Taylor isn't the best Maggie the Cat, she brings all the necessary vivacity and emotion.

    The play's still brilliant. Still works. Still very relevant. It's a prime remake candidate. And I'm frankly a little surprised no one's tried.

  • Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead 1991

    ★★★ Rewatched 20 Jul, 2014

    A pleasant distraction.

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  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie 2003

    ★★★ Rewatched 12 Jul, 2012

    A classic. It's terrible in almost every way. But it's a classic.

  • Tarzan 1999

    ★★★★ Rewatched 21 Jun, 2012 2

    This film is actually excellent. I hadn't seen it since childhood, and now I remember why I liked it. It wasn't the jokes--they were childish and fairly inane and I recognized that back then as well. It was the plot, the characters, and the music. The drama of this story is alternately light and dark but always has a strong sense of character and narrative drive--Tarzan is actually a BRILLIANT drama, with some catchy songs. Also President Grant from Scandal is Tarzan. He would be Tarzan.