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  • Bride of the Monster

    Bride of the Monster

    ★★

    First time with the MST3K riff -- and it's a good one. Most of the time easy targets, like Ed Wood, tend to feel like obvious riffs, but Joel and the bots go beyond the obvious commentary that could have easily felt redundant now that Tim Burton's 'Ed Wood' has given us some real life context. Rating for the film, a classic bit of dodgy Ed Wood filmmaking, not the riff. THEY WRESTLE A LIFELESS PIECE OF RUBBER IN A PUDDLE AND CALL IT A MOVIE.

  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand

    I Wanna Hold Your Hand

    ★★★½

    Not quite feather-lite "of the moment" comedy that tracks the fanaticism surrounding the stateside arrival of The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show. Three girls attempt to get in while two of their friends attempt to derail the show. Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale's first feature takes a premise that should have been an empty shell of idol worship and spins it into something sweet and human while still having a candid look at the face-value weirdness of teenage obsession.…

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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…

  • Beach Blanket Bingo

    Beach Blanket Bingo

    ★★½

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