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  • Drop Dead Gorgeous

    Drop Dead Gorgeous

    ★★★½

    Hefty Content Warnings up front. The ableism is off the charts (it gets particularly uncomfortable during the Melissa Manchester scene) as are the jokes about men who instantly forget the word "boundaries," yet the film's producer & screen-writer Lona Williams casts herself as the only woman onscreen touched inappropriately by a man without permission. Which... your guess.

    It's still funny but maybe only as funny as your comfort zones will let you laugh. The step-ladder scene is funniest in my opinion…

  • Witchery

    Witchery

    ★★½

    Okay... the one thing I did not expect this movie to do after Howling III was physically drain me. After this, there was not enough me left to watch another movie. (That may partially be due to the fact that I saw half of this film at a very young age and I've had that chilly End Credits theme song trapped in my heart/head ever since. It's 8:30 at night and I finished this nearly 7 hours ago... and, still,…

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  • Sleepaway Camp

    Sleepaway Camp

    ★★★★

    This review was written in 2011, I believe:

    How many times is a rip-off able to surpass the thing it owes its' existence to? Only two films come to mind (Piranha is the other). Friday the 13th had great pieces but really didn't come together to be the best it could be (though it's still a personal favorite and always will be). Sleepaway Camp aims lower but nonetheless passes with Sleaze Honors. In the arena of so-bad-it's-good horror movies -…

  • Jurassic Park

    Jurassic Park

    ★★★★

    #63 in my 99 90's Movies month.

    Excitement and danger come first, characters come second. Which is totally okay in Spielbergia. Though those kids are incredibly annoying at times. ("Vegiesaurus! Meatasaurus!" ...Really, movie?) And some of the drama is pretty seriously forced down your throat (Laura Dern before eating the ice cream, Attenborough's super-scream on the telephone, Jeff Goldblum... in general, that kid and the tree climbing, and the fence jumping). But it is exciting and it never did skimp on the danger, did it? Holds up surprisingly well. I probably never enjoyed it this much.