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  • Just Between Friends

    ★★★

  • Return to Green Acres

    ★★½

  • Trucks

    ★★

  • Adventures in Babysitting

    ★★½

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  • Just Between Friends

    Just Between Friends

    ★★★

    Best described as being a Mood. It's fine, not outstanding, stuff if you're in the mood.

    If you're only specifically in a Mid-80's Vanilla Hollywood Movie mood; better than most of the type I've seen. It starts almost daring with what seems to be going in a romantic direction between Christine Lahti and Mary Tyler Moore but it diverts into a lightweight Bad Decisions Bring About Turbulent Moments With Good Friends thing. There must exist more of those movies, I…

  • Return to Green Acres

    Return to Green Acres

    ★★½

    Pitched somewhere between Boris and Natasha and 1995's The Brady Bunch Movie for utter strangeness (the angry waiter, the inexplicable mud puddle fall, garbage raining from swanky highrise terraces) and 60's Sitcom Jokes in the 90's juxtaposure. Almost all of the jokes are old-fashioned - the unbelievably long bit with the hot tube - but everything looks bright and shiny, slapped with fresh 90's glaze. And some leftover late 80's UHF villains who... I swear: exterior driving shots of their…

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  • Sleepaway Camp

    Sleepaway Camp

    This review was written in 2011, I believe:

    How many times is a rip-off able to surpass the thing it owes its' existence to? Only two films come to mind (Piranha is the other). Friday the 13th had great pieces but really didn't come together to be the best it could be (though it's still a personal favorite and always will be). Sleepaway Camp aims lower but nonetheless passes with Sleaze Honors. In the arena of so-bad-it's-good horror movies -…

  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    ★★★★

    #63 in my 99 90's Movies month.

    Excitement and danger come first, characters come second. Which is totally okay in Spielbergia. Though those kids are incredibly annoying at times. ("Vegiesaurus! Meatasaurus!" ...Really, movie?) And some of the drama is pretty seriously forced down your throat (Laura Dern before eating the ice cream, Attenborough's super-scream on the telephone, Jeff Goldblum... in general, that kid and the tree climbing, and the fence jumping). But it is exciting and it never did skimp on the danger, did it? Holds up surprisingly well. I probably never enjoyed it this much.