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  • Voodoo Island

    ★★

  • A Personal History of the American Theater

    ★★½

  • Mrs. Miniver

    ★★★★

  • For the Common Defense!

    ★★★

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  • Voodoo Island

    Voodoo Island

    ★★

    Karloff plays a debunker of myths and bizarre happenings who joins a group out to investigate an island that is proposed for a new resort. Tales of voodoo and death abound besides missing visitors. Also, watch out for the strange tropical plant life that seems to eat flesh. The actors involved seem to aid these inept plants by literally throwing themselves into their deadly embrace. Basically a plodding bore, but Karloff gives it his all, as he usually does.

  • A Personal History of the American Theater

    A Personal History of the American Theater

    ★★½

    Actor and monologist Spalding Gray goes through his entire stage career while sitting down at a desk and flipping through a stack of cards that bear the name of every production he ever performed in as an actor. The cards face the audience and they are in a shuffled order. His memories, too, are shuffled as he flips through each and sometimes skips some due to a bad memory or maybe just for comic effect. Not sure. It's amusing at first and then it gets a bit plodding with occasional moments of weird off the tangent digresses or reflections on minutiae.

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  • Small Soldiers

    Small Soldiers

    ★★★★

    Another in the series of a Joe Dante speciality: the "back lot" suburbs of movie America that must battle the strange invaders of dark humored menace. Faintly recall this being advertised as a kids' film, it is and it isn't. This is a dark cartoon of corporate America and the military industrial complex controlling all we do in work, home, leisure, entertainment, and our ignoring of this fact. Grand fun to watch even if the message seeps in afterwards.

  • The Concorde... Airport '79

    The Concorde... Airport '79

    So wonderfully bad. Awful guest stars on supersonic concorde flight that is targeted for destruction by evil arms dealer Robert Wagner; missiles fly at the plane, renegade French phantom jets, and then cargo door sabotage that creates decompression. The constant effect of the plane turning and rolling and just being upside down as Martha Raye does comedic mugging and Jimmie Walker plays his saxophone while smoking pot are hilarious. However, the sexist comments made by George "Hey, Honey, that's why…