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  • Airplane II: The Sequel

    ★★★

  • 48 Hrs.

    ★★★★★

  • The Poseidon Adventure

    ★★★★

  • A Few Good Men

    ★★★★½

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  • Airplane II: The Sequel

    Airplane II: The Sequel

    ★★★

    Opened 40 years ago next week. Not quite as fresh or funny as the ZAZ classic AIRPLANE! but it's still pretty good. Written and directed by Ken Finkleman (HEAD OFFICE), with some uncredited script contributions by future SIMPSONS writers Al Jean and Mike Reiss, AIRPLANE II doesn't stick to simply parodying disaster movies by utilizing an almost verbatim ZERO HOUR script, instead opting for more random, scattershot, inside jokes and references like you'd get in the SCARY MOVIE sequels many…

  • 48 Hrs.

    48 Hrs.

    ★★★★★

    Opened 40 years ago next week. Walter Hill on fire following HARD TIMES, THE DRIVER, THE WARRIORS, THE LONG RIDERS, and SOUTHERN COMFORT. Eddie Murphy blowing up on SNL. Gravelly Nick Nolte grumbling and pissed-off. Torchy's. Endlessly quotable. Perfect movie.

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  • Eaten Alive

    Eaten Alive

    ★★★★½

    Tobe Hooper's follow-up to his phenomenal breakout success with 1974's THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE might be, in hindsight, the bridge between that grim first film and the black comedy of the belated 1986 sequel THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE PART 2. EATEN ALIVE is a strange and often aggressively unpleasant masterpiece of claustrophobic madness, with Hooper deliberately using obvious soundstages, garish lighting, and a bizarre, squealing, screeching, ringing, clanging synthesizer score to convey an unsettling sense of swelter, suffocation, and terror.…