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  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    ★★★★½

    When people mention “Timeless” films, it would be a shame to overlook James Stewart’s wholesome battle against crooked politicians, in Capra's classic "Mr. Smith goes to Washington". And while there is no denying the strength and charisma of our two main leads, Stewart and Arthur, the performance that really stands out for me is Claude Rains. Rains delivers such a complex antagonist that is capable of emitting kindness and trust, so when he turns on Stewart we the audience feel…

  • Crush the Skull

    Crush the Skull

    ★★★

    Horror/comedy that understands how to bring out comedy through the characters and allow the situation to be taken seriously. We have seen this tale before, group a criminals find themselves being victimized by someone more sinister. However, this still feels fresh as the characters are fully realized and given plenty of fun, witty dialogue for this film to have it's own voice.
    I will admit, within the opening sequence, as we get to know our two main protagonists, I did…

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  • The Incredible Hulk Returns

    The Incredible Hulk Returns

    ★★½

    Fun to return to this television movie. It's such a watered down version of what we are now use to seeing from the Marvel Universe, however it is still rather charming in its innocence.

  • The Trial of the Incredible Hulk

    The Trial of the Incredible Hulk

    ★★

    The Incredible Hulk basically is a side character in this Daredevil film. Which is fine, as it allows plenty of action and ok side step from a dull Hulk tale. The court scene does offer a few unintentional laughs, as it doesn't really fit the rest of the film.
    This one is missing the fun spirit and humor of "The Return of the Incredible Hulk". But John Rhys-Davis is a nice added villain, Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin. But otherwise this is just plain goofy but not the right kind of goofy.