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  • Ganjasaurus Rex

    Ganjasaurus Rex

    ½

    Ganjasaurus Rex was a failed attempt by the Reagan administration to infiltrate and destroy the stoner community from within. The plan went that the filmmakers would deliberately create the kind of trashy, poorly-made cult film that gets passed around on bootleg VHS tapes by bemused and stoned individuals; the insidious twist being that, upon seeing the film, the viewers would, via a Ludovico-type technique, associate the horrific, painful process of watching the film with the consumption of cannabis itself, compelling…

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  • Missing in Action

    Missing in Action

    ★★½

    There's a moment early on where Chuck Norris gets confronted by a group of Vietnamese villagers who were victims of war crimes he committed and he basically shrugs it off and tells them "that's right, and I'll fucking do it again." One of the most grotesque things I've ever seen. Still intermittently kinda fun.

  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    ★★★★

    Hadn't see this since I was a kid; completely forgot about the subplot where Indy becomes eskimo brothers with his dad

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  • Ratatoing

    Ratatoing

    ½

    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Ratatoing. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer’s head. There’s also Marcel Toing’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes,…

  • Dora and the Lost City of Gold

    Dora and the Lost City of Gold

    ★★★½

    Dora sings a song about pooping in a hole then turns to camera and tells me how to pronounce poop (mierda) en español and I shed a single nostalgic tear.