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  • The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean's

    ★★★

  • The Stupids

    ★★★★½

  • The Aristocrats

    ★★★★

  • The Bob's Burgers Movie

    ★★★★½

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  • The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean's

    The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean's "American Pie"

    ★★★

    You can admit a few things about "American Pie"-it's one of the greatest songs ever recorded and most people can sing along with the entire 7 plus minutes of it. This documentary, however, kind of meanders in various directions, until the end when McLean explains (sort of) the meaning of the lyrics.

  • The Stupids

    The Stupids

    ★★★★½

    I don't know how I've gone this long without watching this movie, but it was in my Plex, and I felt like a comedy, so I gave it a shot. Directed by John Landis, and I've liked pretty much everything he's ever done, so it had that going for it. Tom Arnold? Not my favorite, but then I saw some of the cameos-Christopher Lee and Captain Kangaroo? Mark Metcalf as his character from Animal House? Awesome casting. As it turns out, this film is a blast, almost non stop laughs. Why this isn't a cult film, I have no idea.

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  • Attention, the Kids Are Watching

    Attention, the Kids Are Watching

    ★★★½

    Interesting French language obscurity from the late 70's, this thriller is about four kids left to fend for themselves when they basically drown their Spanish nanny when they push her out to sea on a rubber raft. The only witness is a creepy bastard played by Alain Delon, and he becomes even more of an ultra creepy bastard as the film goes on and he stalks the kids, who are only interested in watching TV, eating junk food, building an…

  • In the Heights

    In the Heights

    ★★★★★

    If a better film comes out this year, I can't wait to see it. Every song is fantastic, every performance is compelling, and the choreography is absolutely amazing. This may be one of the great musicals, and hopefully it will be remembered at Oscar time.