• Babylon 5: The River of Souls

    Babylon 5: The River of Souls

    ★★

    65 After Babylon 5 sort of petered out in its final season, I wasn't particularly enthused by further projects in that franchise, hence why it's taken me over 20 years to check out this bonkers TV movie. I needn't have bothered! Most of the good characters don't even return, instead we have to deal with that douche Garibaldi and his doofus successor Zach Allen. At least we have Ian McShane (!) as a wackadoodle archaeologist seeking the secret of immortality,…

  • Babylon 5: Thirdspace

    Babylon 5: Thirdspace

    ★★★

    77 Since this basically used standing sets and the same limited effects budget, I expected it to be a glorified two-hour episode, but it turned out to be a little more ambitious than that. I think this is basically JMS's homage to Lovecraft, since an ancient stargate calls for creepy ancient beings, older even than the Vorlons, who invade dreams from a spooky city, turn half the station into mindless thralls, then cross over with nearly unstoppable technology. Good spotlight for Lita if anyone liked her character.

  • Babylon 5: In the Beginning

    Babylon 5: In the Beginning

    ★★½

    73 This is a rather odd project. It aired between the 4th and 5th seasons of the show, by which point pretty much every plot twist of the Earth/Minbari war had already been revealed via flashbacks and exposition. It basically dramatizes and fills out information that viewers already knew. On the other hand, while being a prequel to the series it's inadvisable to watch this first, because it blatantly spoils many revelatory moments of the first three seasons.

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  • The Firm

    The Firm

    ★★½

    72 Some jackass keeps plinking on a damn piano throughout this entire thing. Maddening.

  • Settlers

    Settlers

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    65 This looks good, the director is not without talent, particularly on a limited budget, but there is little to no story here. This is the whole nice looking but glacially-paced movie: A family of three settlers on Mars have their idyll shattered when a scumbag kills the Dad and moves in, assuring the wife she’ll warm up to him over time. After a month, he gives her an unloaded gun as a test and when she tries to shoot…

  • Baby Buggy Bunny

    Baby Buggy Bunny

    ★★★★★

    99 FINSTA!!! A small-statured bank robber eludes capture by pretending to be a cute baby, but when his ill-gotten loot ends up down Bugs Bunny’s rabbit hole, he must keep up the charade and convince Bugsy to adopt him. Bugs gets clobbered way more than usual (usually he’s the one doing the clobbering) until he catches on what’s happening, and then watch out! Really clever and hilarious

  • Sheep Ahoy

    Sheep Ahoy

    ★★★★

    Have fun.
    Be popular!
    BE A ROCK!

    85 More Wolf and sheepdog shenanigans, punching that clock. Speaking of punching, I love how in these the Wolf gets blown up sometimes but more often the sheepdog just straight up repeatedly punches him in the face.

  • My Little Duckaroo

    My Little Duckaroo

    ★★★½

    84 Not as good as Drip Along Daffy, but still cute.

  • The Worst Person in the World

    The Worst Person in the World

    ★★★★★

    97 Sometimes in my reviews I offer a quick plot summary, sometimes I don’t. What’s this one about? Futures and Past. Hope. Doubt. Infidelity. Loyalty. Family. Art. Sex. Indecision. Fear. Death. Legacy. You know, the usual stuff. No one ever accuses the title character of being the worst person in the world, but probably this is something in the back of her mind. Of course she is taking a burden on herself, we all need to find ourselves as we grow and it may feel like our decisions are hurting others but really that’s just life. It gets messy sometimes.

  • Lumber Jack-Rabbit

    Lumber Jack-Rabbit

    ★★★★½

    92 Bugs Bunny stumbles on the magical farm of Paul Bunyon, where all the vegetables are incredibly huge. He starts “mining” carrots, but runs afoul of Bunyon’s giant dog Smidgen (really Charlie Dog only super big) A lot of fun visual gags around the fact the dog is big and Bugs is tiny. Very cute, but boy that Jimmy Crack Corn is an ear worm, beware!

  • Come True

    Come True

    ★★★

    79 More style over substance, but it was really stylish indeed and kind of entrancing. It didn’t have much of a story but definitely a mood. The director is clearly talented. Also I was not surprised the same band from Drive provides music here, despite being a different genre this film reminded me often of that one.

  • Quack Shot

    Quack Shot

    ★★★

    79 Well this one’s a little different. Daffy becomes indignant on behalf of all ducks when Elmer comes hunting. Surprisingly though, almost every attempt he makes on the hunter backfires. He’s ostensibly the good guy here, but gets blown up every 15 seconds. I’ve never seen Elmer Fudd so thoroughly have the upper hand, it’s kind of a trip.