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Shrinky Dinks and Me

There’s a lot going on in Shrink. You definitely get your money’s worth. There’s more acting and characters and plots and stuff in these two hours than you usually get in 3 movies. It sort of makes Hollywood feel like … Continue reading

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Spooner is as Spooner Does

I think that they really blew an important opportunity when they made the theatrical Scooby-Doo movies. If they hadn’t broken all the Scoobe rules, it could have been great. Because Matthew Lillard was spot-on-perfect as Shaggy. So there’s a bunch … Continue reading

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One Man Shoe

One man stage shows. Gotta love ’em. Will Rogers was played by James Whitmore. Mark Twain was played by Hal Holbrook. Groucho Marx was Gabe Kaplan’s shtick. And Charles Nelson Reilly played himself in Save it for the Stage: The … Continue reading

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Strangers in the Night

Before Sunrise is not a horror movie. It’s mainly a character study of two 20-somethings in the ’90’s. They meet on a train, and get off in Vienna. He’s returning to the US on the next morning’s flight. She’s on … Continue reading

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With a Nail and Eye

Withnail and I apparently takes place in October 1969. It’s sort of like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which takes place in 1971. In fact, I can see Johnny Depp playing Withnail, behaving much as he did playing Hunter … Continue reading

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I’m Always Racing Stripes

Racing Stripes is a truly strange film from 2005. It’s one of those live action movies where the animals talk as long as no humans are around. The special effects for their lips moving is pretty good. The goat seems eerily real. The … Continue reading

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Man of Paper

I’m on this Jeff Daniels kick, apparently. Do you realize that he’s been in almost everything? Paper Man is about this guy who was probably once a paperboy, and got stuck. Even though he’s married and getting older, he’s been … Continue reading

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Some Are 11

My wife likes to watch the Lifetime Movie Network. It’s not often that I can stomach it. The shows are so formulaic, and they do nothing to hide it. There is one jot of creativity per movie, usually involving the … Continue reading

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My Dear Lemon Lima

It kind of reminds me of Rushmore, but the Max Fischer-type character isn’t the hero. And it’s definitely quirkier. I ususally like quirkier. This is one of those times. It also kind of reminds me of Revenge of the Nerds, … Continue reading

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Ray’s Sunglasses

Shades of Ray is an amazing indie comedy. You will recognize every one of the characters. And the situations that they’re in will resonate with your life. It will all seem very familiar, even if you aren’t half-Pakistani. Basically, the … Continue reading

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