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  • Batman

    Batman

    ★★★★★

    Batman isn't a movie so much as a pop-art masterpiece. I believe Tim Burton fancies himself something like Jack's Joker as he makes living art with Jerry Hall's face.

    During this viewing my wife turned to me and said, “I’ve never really paid attention to the plot of this movie. Why—“

    “Don’t.”

    “But why does—“

    “No.”

    Despite the on-set discord between Burton and producers, the yin and yang of Burton making a Hollywood blockbuster created something that stirred the blood…

  • Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

    Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

    ★★

    Nature of Shame:

    Trudging my way through the intermittent (and extremely relative) joys of the Friday the 13th series. Bring on Friday the 13th Part V because it's the next one. 

    Hooptober Challenge Checklist:

    Decade: 1980's

    Friday the 13th Part IV was called THE FINAL CHAPTER so this must be the beginning of the epilogue. I'm not going to criticize the series for waffling on its promise of finality because it's never made much of a point of making sense…

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  • The Fly

    The Fly

    ★★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    33 Horror Movies. 33 Reviews. Hooptober Challenges.
    View my 2016 Cinema Shame/Hoop-Tober Watch Pile Shame-a-thon Statement here.

    Nature of Shame:
    Never seen THE FLY (1986). CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! Jeff Goldblum. Cronenberg. Oozy goo. THE FLY!

    Hoop-tober Challenge Checklist:
    Decade - 1980's
    Original and Remake



    The Advance Word: OMFG LIKE THE BEST F'ING MOVIE EVER. I'm substituting hyperbole for an honest appraisal of my expectations here. I do so because I scanned the @Letterboxd reviews and that's pretty much what they…

  • Beach Blanket Bingo

    Beach Blanket Bingo

    ★★½

    I had fun, but at what cost to my worldview?