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  • Ghost

    Ghost 1990

    ★★ Watched 30 Apr, 2015

    So 1990s, it hurts.

    Main takeaway: Jerry Zucker's directorial tricks honed on his comedies can fit quite well (that mirror shot here is a little bit "hey! look what I'm doing!" but man it's nice!) outside of the goof-a-minute pacing of his prior work.

  • The Pyramid

    The Pyramid 2014

    Watched 25 Apr, 2015

    Ugh, no.

    The Pyramid is nothing more than a collection of tired cliches and scares that cannot even commit entirely to its found footage framing device, let alone attempt to do anything other than the bare minimum that is expected from a horror film these days.

    Right from the start, with an opening crawl telling you that the film will document events that took place after the discovery of an ancient underground pyramid, the film breaks its device by featuring…

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  • Fletch

    Fletch 1985

    ★★★★★ Added

    Michael Ritchie's Fletch is an endlessly re-watchable -- and quotable -- comedy/action flick with a solid plot adapted from the book of the same name. The kind of movie that I can watch any day of the year (and in any mood) and I'll love it no matter what.

  • A Talking Cat!?!

    A Talking Cat!?! 2013

    ½ Watched 14 Mar, 2013 13

    A drunk cat keeps messing around with two families in an attempt to ruin their lives. Or something along those lines. Did I mention that Eric Roberts voices the cat? Did I mention he recorded his voice-over in a garbage can? Did I mention David DeCoteau directed it? AVClub describes this movie as a talking animal movie meets The Room - pretty apt. I won't lie, I laughed pretty hard at this pile of crap a couple times.