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  • Superman
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein

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  • The Mark of Zorro

    ★★½

  • The Joy of Living with Fragrance

  • Beginning Responsibility: Taking Care Of Things

  • Fugitive Rage

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  • The Mark of Zorro

    The Mark of Zorro

    ★★½

    The Great Superhero Watch Adjacent

    In some ways, Zorro is one of the prototypes of the superhero, and Douglas Fairbanks does a fine job embodying the character, with a boldness and an energy that OH MY GOD I CAN'T PRETEND I NOTICED ANYTHING ABOUT THIS MOVIE EXCEPT THE MUSIC. Okay, it's a silent film, so technically it doesn't HAVE music, but whoever put together this particular transfer found a PAINFUL soundalike rip-off of the John Williams score for the first…

  • Eternals

    Eternals

    ★★★

    The Great Superhero Watch Adjacent

    In terms of faithfulness to the original property, Eternals is probably the least-successful MCU entry to date. Putting that aside, it's not terrible. The concept is fairly interesting and the visuals are wonderful (save for one weak CGI sequence set in the prehistoric past). There are also some really good performances, particularly from Kumail Nanjiani (who, ultimately, is completely wasted at the end) and Lia McHugh. The biggest problem with this movie is that they…

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  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    ★★★★½

    NO SPOILERS: This isn't exactly your father's Spider-Man. He's still funny, and he's still smart. He's agile and energetic, and Tom Holland is clearly having fun in the role. But this is part of the MCU, so his motivations have been tweaked accordingly. Unlike Spider-Man in the previous movies or the earlier days of the comics, this is a kid who grew up in a world where Iron Man and the Avengers exist, and his attitudes reflect that. But he…

  • Michael Jackson's Halloween

    Michael Jackson's Halloween

    ★★

    Remember those Diet Coke ads where they used special effects to bring back a dead celebrity? This is the shitty Halloween special version of that.