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  • Ocean's 8

    Ocean's 8

    ★★★

    #Oceans8 was pleasant comfort food that delivered some safe matinee viewing. My hope is that it does well enough to warrant further adventures with this cast where they’ll give them a movie that takes a few more risks and gives these actresses something more personal to explore. There was no sense that anything was or could go wrong here. Every obstacle just fell into place without anyone breaking a sweat. The Ocean’s 11-13 films always had that moment where everything seemed to go sideways. That’s the thrill. This was just effervescent fluff.

  • Hot to Trot

    Hot to Trot

    ★★★

    One of the more minor issues I never noticed about this movie when I watched it rather frequently in 1988-1990ish... no part of this movie makes sense. Let’s talk about this for a moment. 

    Idiot son Bobcat Goldthwait inherits half a brokerage and a talking horse much to the dismay of stepfather Dabney Coleman.  Talking horse gives idiot son stock tips, gets rich. Horse tells idiot son to buy stock in oat company. (Oats? Really?) Oats contaminated, company goes bankrupt.…

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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…

  • Superman

    Superman

    ★★★½

    Enough time has passed since my last viewing of SUPERMAN so that I might view this film without any shred of nostalgia. I remembered nothing more than individual lines and images. I still love Christopher Reeve. The perfect Man of Steel visage. But the film felt, well, underbaked and overlong and perhaps too closely tied to the serio-comic roots. Cinematic out the ying yang, but far too simple for a movie of 2.5 hours. I still prefer this folksy simplicity…