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  • Ruthless People

    Ruthless People

    ★★★½

    The final Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker collaboration was this garish 1986 vulgar-farce starring Danny DeVito and Bette Midler - alongside Helen Slater, Bill Pullman, Judge Reinhold and more.

    This one was a tough choice between three and three-and-a-half; as the film goes on, it definitely begins to wear out its welcome a little bit - full disclosure, this also may have been as a result of me having to pause a few times through the duration of my viewing, potentially making it seem…

  • Criminal Law

    Criminal Law

    ★★

    Criminal Law is a disappointing thriller that starts with a lot of potential; Gary Oldman stars as a lawyer who gets Kevin Bacon off a murder charge, only to realize that he isn't what he seems - resulting in a cat-and-mouse game when Oldman gets wrapped up in representing him a second time.

    After a great first-act (and a very attention-grabbing stylistic opening credits sequence) the film devolves into silliness and ultimately loses interest by spinning wheels for too long.…

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  • Fletch

    Fletch

    ★★★★★

    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.

  • Monster Trucks

    Monster Trucks

    ★★★

    This was firmly in two-point-five star territory for the entirety of its running time, until some practical ohh-ahh! crash-work in the entertaining finale pushed it into three-star territory.

    The absolute worst thing about Monster Trucks is Lucas Till; it's not that he's aggressively awful as an actor, it's just that what this movie desperately needed was a lead character who has charm and wit, even in scenes where nothing charming or funny is going on. The kind of actor who…