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  • Destination Wedding

    Destination Wedding

    Before... for cynical people. Hilarious sex scene. Steinbeck country.

    I can't tell if Ryder is playing drunk or if she is drunk. (Is that praise?) The movie was filmed in Paso, so I'm guessing it's a little of both. She's such an interesting performer though. One of the great actors and great beauties of her generation. She's in that funny couple of decades for female actors now where productions struggle to cast them. I'm interested to see where her career goes, but in twenty years I'm hoping someone remakes Sunset Boulevard and casts her as Norma Desmond.

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  • Turbo Kid

    Turbo Kid

    ★★★★

    Imagine Sam Raimi and James Cameron got together to make a Mega Man movie for a buck twenty-five.

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★★★★

    They don't make 'em like this anymore, because, you know, computers. The special features on the 20th anniversary edition includes a featurette on the special effects process for the movie. It's amazing stuff.

    As I watched this, I kept thinking about Jurassic Park as directed by Verhoeven. Spielberg's JP has hints of social commentary - the slow pans by all the merchandise, the (bad) conversation between Dern and Attenborough over ice cream, the way the movie revels in the eating…