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  • Little Shop of Horrors

    Little Shop of Horrors

    One of the rare instances where the Director’s Cut is markedly and definitively superior to the theatrical.

  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    Brad Bird has famously said that the reason it took so long to do a sequel to 2004’s THE INCREDIBLES is that he was waiting to find a story that was worthy of following the original. After 14 years, I guess he never quite found it.

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  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Ron Howard made an extremely watchable movie from what is maybe the worst STAR WARS script (yes, even that one, whatever “that one” is for you). This is slick and polished and enjoyable. The creature designs are a hoot, the performances are (mostly) great, the moment-to-moment action is compelling, but underneath it all, there’s fundamentally no reason for this movie to exist. It has more prequelitis than the prequels ever had; at least those were ostensibly *about* something, this is…

  • The Incredibles

    The Incredibles

    Been several years since I’ve watched this. The weird pseudo-objectivism stuff is more noticeable, but I still don’t think it’s as pro-Rand as some claim. Mr. Incredible is motivated by his own selfish ego, but also by a sincere desire to help others; in fact his egocentrism is the main flaw he has to overcome over the course of the film… mostly. He still clearly values the lives of “supers” over the day-to-day normies, and the film still has the…