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  • The Great Muppet Caper
  • Possession
  • My Man Godfrey
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  • Alias St. Nick

    ★★★½

  • Los Angeles: 'Wonder City of the West'

  • Sylvia Scarlett

    ★★★½

  • Captain Blood

    ★★★★½

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  • E.T.: A Holiday Reunion

    E.T.: A Holiday Reunion

    My favorite part of this movie was when E.T. twerked while detailing the potential side effects of Xeljanz XR.

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  • Alias St. Nick

    Alias St. Nick

    ★★★½

    All the collections of xmas shorts that I own and this one is tacked on to a random Katharine Hepburn movie from the same year. Not the most festive of holiday shorts, with a grubby, shabby, Andrew Lloyd Weber-esque feline intruding on a family of mice while dressed as Santy Claus. The one Santa agnostic kid sees through the disguise, and then he and his siblings kick the everloving shit out of Mr. Mestopholes. And then he's like, 'See? There…

  • Los Angeles: 'Wonder City of the West'

    Los Angeles: 'Wonder City of the West'

    Although I'm always a fan of the time capsule quality of early '30s fare shot in Technicolor, this is possibly of greater interest to residents of Los Ayn-guh-liss who want to see how the city has changed over the last 90 years. Without that connection, it's kinda like watching someone's home movies. Home movies where a young Walt Disney makes a cameo but home movies nonetheless.

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  • My house walk-through

    My house walk-through

    ★★★★½

    Grandmother is here.

    An object lesson in how subtlety can serve to slowly amplify horror. Deeply, mindbendingly creepy. It'll sneak up on you.

    Viewable here.

  • Thor: Love and Thunder

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    ★★★½

    Marvel continues its run of tentative (and therefore not always entirely successful) experiments outside of the superhero genre. Here we have Thor starring in The Princess Bride, with Korg in the place of Peter Falk as the wild embellisher of a crazy tale. I'm not sure going this route would've ever completely worked within this particular franchise, but it would've been helpful to have a lot more voiceover narration making explicit that this is a goofball's interpretation of events rather…