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  • Smithereens

    Smithereens

    ★★★★

    Happened to be reading about Richard Hell in the 33⅓ book on Television’s Marquee Moon when I saw this was playing nearby. So I decided to put a face to the scene.

    If I’d watched this movie when it first came out, I would’ve thought it was stupid (“no plot”).

    If I’d watched it in my twenties, I would’ve thought all the characters were lame (and gross).

    And going into it now, I thought I was going to get laughable…

  • Fastball

    Fastball

    ★★★

    If you’re gonna watch only one movie about balls, I’d pick Knuckleball! If you’re gonna watch two, I’d maybe watch Knuckleball! again. Not that this is bad — or that Knuckleball! is so great — but fastballs are more impressive than they are charming. (Bob Gibson and “Goose” Gossage, aside.) The end of the movie, where the fastest fastballs are compared across generations, was pretty interesting, but maybe makes a better YouTube video than a movie.

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  • Superman

    Superman

    ★★★★★

    Christopher Reeve, goddammit.

    Also, I actually appreciate the preposterous ending more as I get older. (Maybe as much as I enjoyed it when I was a kid.) It's not sci-fi, it's myth.

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine

    A movie featuring a team of mutant super-assassins hunting down Wolverine … And it sucks? Nice job, assfaces.