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  • My Darling Clementine
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  • Doctor Who: City of Death

    ★★★★

  • Pinocchio

    ★★★★

  • Poor Papa

    ★★★½

  • The Snowman

    ★½

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  • Doctor Who: City of Death

    Doctor Who: City of Death

    ★★★★

    "City of Death" has to be one of my favorite Doctor Who episodes. It's exciting, interesting, and fun.

    The Doctor (Tom Baker) and Romana (Lalla Ward) materialize in Paris, 1979. They're enjoying sightseeing when they experience a strange "burp" in time. It happens again when they're in the Louvre looking at the Mona Lisa. The Doctor happens to notice a woman eyeing the painting, and he steals her bracelet. It's not a normal bracelet, but a bit of alien technology.…

  • The Mummy Returns

    The Mummy Returns

    ★★★

    The sequel to The Mummy (1999), The Mummy Returns features Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) and Evelyn Carnahan (Rachel Weisz) continuing to raid ancient Egypt for treasures, but this time they're taking along their five-year-old son Alex (Freddie Boath). The plot is a bit convoluted, but Imhotep (Arnold Vosloo) and his bride (Patricia Velasquez) are once again resurrected, and this time they're trying to take over the world with the Scorpion King's powers . . . or something . . .…

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  • The Batman

    The Batman

    ★★★½

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

    When a movie gets stuck in my head and I continue to think about it, one of two things happens: either it gets better and better in my mind, or it loses luster. The Batman is a film that I continued to think about after it ended—even thinking about it the next day—but the more I thought about it, the more I felt dissatisfied.

    The film is fairly long (almost three hours) and the plot rather labyrinthine, but the basic…

  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★

    I just read Dune (1965) and Dune Messiah (1969). (I've got the other books in the queue!) And I've seen the 1984 film, which isn't great. So I was primed and ready to see this latest Dune movie by Denis Villeneuve.

    (On a mildly humorous note, when the movie began to roll and the title Dune came on screen, it was subtitled Part One. The people in the row in front of me said, "What?!" In case you didn't know,…