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  • Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver

    Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver

    ★★½

    Sadly, Gingerdead Man 3: Saturday Night Cleaver doesn’t continue the momentum of the immensely fun second film. Starts off well with a pretty funny Silence of the Lambs parody sequence, with the titular villain locked up in an asylum with other deadly baked goods, before becoming a bizarre extended Carrie parody set in a 1970’s roller disco, with the Gingerdead Man on the periphery making wise cracks and doing the occasional murder. A real mish-mash of ideas; the parodic tone…

  • The Predator

    The Predator

    ★★

    A Predator movie being directed by one of his first cinematic victims is a fun idea, and I usually love Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, what a film), but The Predator is probably the worst film of the series thus far (not counting the Alien crossovers). Stories of production troubles (reshoots, re-edits, etc) were rife and it shows in the finished product. It feels like a compromised, bastardised, uneven film. There’s very little of Black’s trademark snappy writing, a…

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  • Jingle All the Way

    Jingle All the Way

    ★★★½

    Arnold Schwarzanegger's bad parenting made Jake Lloyd grow up to be Darth Vader

  • Neighbors

    Neighbors

    ★★★★

    They've added a Bad to the front of the title here in the UK, presumably so some dimwit doesn't mistakenly wander into the cinema thinking they've finally made a big screen adventure for Harold Bishop and the rest of the denizens of Ramsey Street. As for the film itself, it's actually really funny. Rude, crude and lewd, but very funny. And it has plenty of good gags that weren't already ruined by overexposure in the trailers, which is rare for…