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  • Knights of Badassdom

    Knights of Badassdom

    ★½

    The sort of movie where you can tell everyone involved just said, "Eh, fuck it," and gave up about halfway through filming.

  • Gremlins

    Gremlins

    ★★★

    Gremlins is pretty dumb. The gremlins smoke and drink and watch movies and it's just altogether dumb. The problem is that it starts really good and there are all these mogwai running around and then they turn into gremlins and still cause havoc and Stripe jumps into the YMCA pool, which is a great scene, and then suddenly they're in the bar and singing carols and what happened?

    Counterpoint: Phoebe Cates.

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  • God's Not Dead

    God's Not Dead

    ½

    It's very easy, too easy, to slam God's Not Dead purely because it's straight-up Christian propaganda. And not just propaganda but antagonistic crap designed to reach to the converted and preach to those on the fence. This movie is fully representative of the excessively defensive Christian victim complex movement that's plaguing America today. It's a bad movie with bad acting and bad direction and bad everything else but no worse than any other Lifetime made-for-TV movie.

    Long story short: This…

  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

    ★★★★

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

    This was the only Star Trek movie from the original series that I saw as a kid. It left an impression on me and I remember it fondly and watching it today reaffirmed that fondness. Everything seemed to be clicking in this movie between the cast, the direction, the story and its execution. The first 15 minutes of the Enterprise crew in present day San Francisco is some of the best fish-out-of-water stuff you'll find in a movie anywhere.

    The…