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The Flight of the Navigator (1986)

Director: Randal Kleiser Starring: Joey Cramer as David Freeman Paul Reubens as Max (voice) (as Paul Mall) Veronica Cartwright as Helen Freeman Cliff De Young as Bill Freeman Sarah Jessica Parker as Carolyn McAdams Fully engulfed in the world of Disney child movies, this movie seems rather bizarre. Taking pages from Steven Spielberg’s ET: The Extraterrestrial,

Rotten Tomatoes and Buzzfeed – A Reminder of how Criticism Works 

I came across a Buzzfeed post about Sister Act 2 and its low Rotten Tomatoes score. It currently sits at a 7 percent “fresh” rating, which Buzzfeed points out places it below Catwoman and only one point above Gigli. This is apparently a travesty. (I haven’t seen Sister Act 2, but that’s not important for this

Retro Review – The Lost Boys

Before Joel Schumacher took his rightful place as the most disgusting creature history has ever produced, he was famous for two things. The first thing was his apparent addiction for directing films based on John Grisham novels. Much like the author, Schumacher’s adaptations were neither good or aggressively awful. They just sort of exist as

A Review of Black Mass

People seem to forget what Johnny Depp’s biggest strengths are. It’s understandable – for the last decade, Depp has slowly descended into the same self parody that his former mentor Marlon Brando became at the end of his legendary career. Throughout the 90s, Depp was the best character actor in the world. He worked not

Goodbye to Jon Stewart

On August 6, legendary The Daily Show host Jon Stewart will step down from the show that made him an American icon. This shouldn’t be a big event. People retire all the time, leaving behind holes that may never be properly filled. It’s happened on TV shows, it’s happened in bands, it’s happened at your

A Review of Wet Hot American Summer

We’re deep in the middle of summer, which means everyone’s staying inside watching Netflix to beat the heat. Which means, to respond to the increased demand, Netflix is launching new shows. One unusual pick for development is a revival of Wet Hot American Summer. The film is gaining a Lebowski-esque cult following but is still

A Review of Jurassic World

The original Jurassic Park, 22 years later, is now an official cinema classic. Not only is it a superior thriller with lots of great action sequences and special effects the revolutionized the summer blockbuster,  it contains a lot of unexpected commentary about the folly of man and what happens when they try to play God.

Stannis Isn’t The Mannis Anymore… (SPOILERS)

So I watched Game of Thrones last night, and it was generally an entertaining episode. I liked what happened in Meereen, especially the dramatic return of Drogon and the incineration of a whole bunch of Sons of the Harpy. However, there was one major aspect of the story I didn’t like, and given its magnitude, it

Blast from the Past Movie Review: The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

For the special Jurassic Park series leading up to the release of Jurassic World, my friend Nick’s podcast Myopia: Defend Your Childhood has just done the film The Lost World, the sequel to Jurassic Park loosely based on the novel of the same name. Here’s a link to the podcast. And now my review… The