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  • The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters

    The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters

    35 years. 35 years this movie has been a mystery in my mind. It didn't help that the only scene that I could remember was the brownie sack race incident. I'd all but given up on finding it, but this year, like almost every year as the 4th rolls around, I ask around and do another random web search for 4th of July movie keywords hoping something will jump out. This year, 2019, I finally got lucky. My last mystery movie solved.

    A great little slice of life movie especially if you're a fan of A Christmas Story.

  • Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer

    Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer

    Watch this and then watch the MCU Thor movies. The connections are all over the place. Seriously, Rainbow Brite is Thor with a sassy talking horse instead of a magic hammer.

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  • The 'Burbs

    The 'Burbs

    Neighbors, man. I lived in a suburban cul-de-sac once as a young preteen... right next to an alligator-infested retention pond. The alligators weren't nearly as frightening, and I ended up living my own rendition of Jim Henson's The Burbs Babies when some difficult neighbor issues arose involving some new neighbors that locked their kids out of the house all day to terrorize the rest of us. But that's another disturbing neighborhood story.

    There is a definite reality to the two-faced…

  • Shin Godzilla

    Shin Godzilla

    Different, to say the least. As a fan of Godzilla above almost everything else, I can't compare it to any other Godzilla film. It was an entity all its own, and that helps it and hurts it in almost equal measure. Although I consider it a unique and precious opportunity to get to see a Japanese Godzilla movie in an American theater, the experience seeing this couldn't begin to come close to seeing the original 1954 classic or even some…