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  • Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

    Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

    ★★

    There was more of a sequel in the Belushi/Aykroyd NEIGHBORS than there was in this one.

  • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

    ★★★

    The sort of feature film that's destined for Netflix from here on in, this has enough good laughs for whatever platform you're watching it on.

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  • Alien: Covenant

    Alien: Covenant

    A mess, and a miss. The ALIEN elements, while completely unsurprising at this point, were well-handled, and the hellzapoppin scene where the creatures attack the (idiot) crew members drawn to their planet is the best in the movie. (But I still don't get how these creatures are the "perfect" lifeform, or why mankind is the "perfect" host, as their evolution is practically nil over eight movies--in ALIEN RESURRECTION they swam, and that's about it.)

    Unfortunately, the incoherent and unappealing PROMETHEUS…

  • Saint Jack

    Saint Jack

    ★★★★★

    A cable favorite in my teens, finally available in a good quality DVD, anamorphically enhanced at last. (Why no Blu-ray?) Its frank, febrile atmosphere is one of those things that got me to Asia, though Singapore was a disappointingly authoritarian place by the time I got there. There's nothing disappointing about the film, though, Bogdanovich's return to movies after a string of flops, a Paul Theroux adaptation made with a dummy script to fool the authorities into thinking it was…