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Friday movie roundup – June 11

I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but it’s very 1984 here. In fact, I discussed this very thing in an article for Cinematical, and then recycled some of the jokes for “Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider” today, because I’m hip on recycling, even though it’s only 1984.

First there’s the remake of “The Karate Kid” (review at Film.com), which is actually pretty decent, regardless of how offended the nerds may have been by the very idea of remaking it. Then there’s the big-screen version of “The A-Team” (review at Cinematical), a TV show that hit its peak popularity in 1984. The movie is meh. Needed more fool-pitying, in my opinion.

I also got around to reviewing “Killers” (at Film.com), from last week, and wrote a thing for Cinematical about “Splice” and the nature of spoilers. (No spoilers in the article, of course.)

Columns! “Eric’s Bad Movies” at Film.com addressed “Virus,” a sci-fi horror thing from 1999. “What’s the Big Deal?” at Film.com has “Breathless,” the fancy-pants French movie from 1960. And “Cinemaligion” at Cinematical has Kevin Smith’s “Dogma,” from 1999. Hmm. I guess it’s very 1999 up in here, too.

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