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  • Room Service

    Room Service

    ★★½

    This is what happens when you extinguish the Marx Brothers' vim and vigor with an inert script in a rote comedy that could have starred literally anyone. Lucille Ball also gets a nanosecond to almost shine in a supporting role. What an infuriating waste of talent. Not even the catchphrase "Jumpin' butterballs" can render this a memorable film.

  • Masterminds

    Masterminds

    ★★½

    This film went screwball when it seems pre-packaged for an Elmore Leonard-style character story. Your affection for MASTERMINDS will begin and end with your opinion of the on-screen talent. The material is rarely inspired and ingenuity resides exclusively in performance.

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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…

  • Pursued

    Pursued

    ★★★½

    The eskimos have 1000 words for snow, and Robert Mitchum has more than a 1000 camera angles at which he looks like a chiseled specimen of moral incorruptibility and physical perfection. 

    The movie is good, btw, if you like those noir-ish westerns where the "noir" is shorthand for everybody but Robert Mitchum is an irrational asshat.

    I'm fond of them.