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Class of 1984: “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension”

“Buckaroo” endures because it’s impossible for something so bizarre to not be somewhat interesting. Continue reading

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Class of 1994: “Fear of a Black Hat”

This mockumentary spoof lampoons gangster-rap luminaries but more furiously lambastes those who embraced the genre to pursue a bank account, not a battle cry. Continue reading

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Class of 1994: “The Hudsucker Proxy”

Few Coen Brothers films spike the vein of pure pleasure so easily — an irresistible romance, unpredictably riotous comedy & heartfelt hosanna to the common man. Continue reading

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Class of 1993: Demolition Man

Showing the Hollywood sign in flames is not for nothing, for “Demolition Man” torches suppositions that a Stallone-Snipes movie must be brain-dead. Continue reading

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The Purge

A shotgun marriage between real and fictional fearmongering that invites you to the wedding, lets you decide on which side to sit, and definitely omits a sermon. Continue reading

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Class of 1993: “Last Action Hero”

Driven less by mammoth ego and more by wild, unchecked id, “Last Action Hero” works as a riotous comedy and a rigorous case study of why we go to the movies. Continue reading

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Juan of the Dead

A blood-soaked romp through the zombie-riddled streets of Havana, “Juan of the Dead” is a uniquely Cuban film that stands to be an instant Schlock Vault classic. Continue reading

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The Dictator

Based on “The Dictator,” I’d say Sacha Baron Cohen’s reign of funny has come to an end. Continue reading

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The Dictator

People will be talking about “The Dictator” in 10 years — just about whether it emboldened Sacha Baron Cohen to greater challenges or mired him in mediocrity. Continue reading

Week Five TV Contest Results

Austin watches the remaining shows and awards prizes for the best recommendations. Continue reading

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