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  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Casino
  • Hudson Hawk
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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  • The Princess

    ★★★½

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    ★★★★

  • Jack the Giant Slayer

    ★★★½

  • A Monster in Paris

    ★★★½

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  • The Princess

    The Princess

    ★★★½

    Scavenger Hunt #89
    Task #21: A movie where the protagonist has no love interest

    For refusing to marry the madman (Dominic Cooper) who's taken over her kingdom, a princess (Joey King) is locked in a tower...but this is no ordinary princess. King throws herself completely into this one-joke movie, buoyed by impressive-though-ultimately-exhausting fight scenes.

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

    ★★★★

    Scavenger Hunt #89
    Task #25: A movie with a sister/brother duo

    An alien is accidentally left behind on Earth, and young Elliott (Henry Thomas) befriends the being, determined to keep it safe. Utterly charming evocation of childhood from director Steven Spielberg. The characters are likable and the humanity exhibited by this strange creature is impressive.

    Terrific score by John Williams.

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  • A Bear for Punishment

    A Bear for Punishment

    ★★★★★

    Pa Bear is honored by his family on Father's Day...whether he likes it or not. One giggle-inducing gag after another in this cartoon. The expressions on Junyer's face during the "My Pa" poem alone are enough to make this a classic.

  • The Blue Gardenia

    The Blue Gardenia

    ★★★½

    Scavenger Hunt #46
    Task #4: A movie with a blue poster or the word 'blue' in the title

    Following a night of drinking, Norah (Anne Baxter) wakes up to a hangover and the news that the man (Raymond Burr) she was with is dead. Is she the killer? Well-done interweaving of noir and melodrama, with some nice touches.