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  • Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

    Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

    ★★★★

    Look - I know this isn't a 4-star movie, but within the franchise, I would say it is. Part III will always be my nostalgic favorite, but Part IV delivers all the hits. If Tom Savini's practical effects weren't so obviously neutered by the MPAA, it might even be the very best of the bunch.

    Despite being edited to hell and back, the formula WORKS and Tommy's big scene in the end is worth every silly moment.

  • The Meyerowitz Stories

    The Meyerowitz Stories

    ★★★★

    Perhaps the biggest surprise of this dramedy about a very dysfunctional family is Adam Sandler. He's been this good before in "Punch-Drunk Love" and "Funny People," but it has been awhile since we've really seen his acting chops put to use. He plays Danny Meyerowitz, a recently-separated father who is about to watch his only daughter (Grace Van Patten) go off to college to study film. Danny's father Harold (Dustin Hoffman) is a retired art professor whose sculpting career maybe…

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  • The Kid with a Bike

    The Kid with a Bike

    ★★½

    Was "The Insufferable Twat With A Bike" taken? I spent 90% of this movie hoping this little fucker would get hit by a car.

  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks

    Bedknobs and Broomsticks

    ★★★★

    Angela Lansbury plays a witch who fucks up a bunch of Nazi assholes. They just don't make family films like they used to!