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  • Cha Cha Real Smooth
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  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • George Carlin's American Dream

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  • Obi-Wan Kenobi

    ★★★

  • To Die For

    ★★★★

  • Signs

    ★★★½

  • Cha Cha Real Smooth

    ★★★★½

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  • Joe Versus the Volcano

    Joe Versus the Volcano

    ★★★★★

    “… Only a few people are awake and live in a state of constant, total amazement.”

    I have what I like to call “swiss cheese” memory. Some things I remember, some things I don’t. Seeing "Joe Versus The Volcano" for the first time is what I consider a turning point in my young life. It was an event I remember vividly.

    It was Friday night and spring was in the air. I was 13 and my mom had dropped me…

  • Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

    Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

    ★★★★½

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

    Full disclosure: I never smoked pot, and I never liked White Castle. I never traveled across the state of New Jersey to satisfy a severe case of the munchies. However, there are a lot of reasons why this film is so special to me.

    So pull down those trousers, grab the nose-hair scissors and let’s go trim our pubes.

    Dude, am I really high, or is this actually working?!

    I was born and raised in a town called Freehold, located…

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  • Necessary Roughness

    Necessary Roughness

    ★★★★½

    Comfort food. Sometimes there's nothing more soothing to a weathered, tired soul.

    There's nothing groundbreaking about this cliched-ridden sports comedy, but one thing that drives its engine: it's got heart. We like these people. There's hardly any mean-spiritedness among these grounded, amusing folks. Like Ebert said in his review, it never tries to be more than what it's capable of being -- a good-humored entertainment.

    Elizondo and Loggia, two veterans, do the heavy-lifting, while Bakula, Kozak, Sinbad and their merry band of misfits bring on the charm and chuckles. It's not hard to love this group.

    Cynics need not apply.

    Go Armadillos!

  • Spencer

    Spencer

    ★★

    Infuriatingly esoteric drama in which a boxed-in Diana struggles to make peace with her position in the royal family. This isn't a knock on Diana herself -- the archaic routines of the monarchy destroyed her spirit. She was losing her soul year after year as she fought for her individuality. It's a tragic story, and we've seen it told in countless books, miniseries and films.

    But this take was pretty shallow and one-sided. Diana is virtually straightjacketed in an insane asylum as the rare few onlookers (Spall, Hawkins, Harris) try to convince her to chin up and take it.

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  • One Hundred and One Dalmatians

    One Hundred and One Dalmatians

    ★★★★

    Wow. 1961 and these guys nailed it. Look at the colors, the masterful hand-drawn animation, the emotions on the humans' faces. This is impeccable craftsmanship here.

    "101 Dalmations" is one of Disney's finest "old-school" animated films.

  • Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream

    ★★★★★

    It doesn’t happen often. I’ll sit through a film in a movie theater that will make me forget about everything going on in my life. Not once will I check my watch or be distracted by audience members or take a bathroom trip.

    "Requiem for a Dream" took me in for 100 minutes, deep into its psyche, and spit me out very shaken and very disturbed.

    It’s a harrowing experience, an absorbing trip into four minds spiralling out of control.…