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Reel Reviews – Sleepaway Camp

Sleepaway Camp

Reel Reviews #64: “Meet me at the waterfront, after the social.” Celebrate Reel Reviews’ 10th anniversary podcast by following along as Angela goes to camp for the first time. Problem is, not all the kids come home. A fun low budget slasher film made with care and attention. Get ready for classic early 80’s horror entertainment. “If she were any quieter, she’d be dead!”

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Reel Reviews – Dirty Harry

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Reel Reviews #63: “Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?” Time to go back to a classic “Lone Cop” thriller to dig a little deeper and see why Harry Callahan continues to deliver. “Well, I’m all broken up over that man’s rights!”

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Reel Reviews – The King of Kong

The King of Kong

Reel Reviews #62: “I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t do drugs… I play video games.” A fascinating documentary about the pursuit for the world championship Donkey Kong score. A true David and Goliath tale that keeps sucking you in the whole time. Find out “what happens when a loser who needs to wins, faces a winner who refuses to lose.”
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Reel Reviews – Thank You For Smoking

Naylor

Reel Reviews #61: “Michael Jordan plays ball. Charles Manson kills people. I talk.” A great comedy that takes a hard look at political correctness with a good dose of social satire. Time to follow Nick Naylor, big tobacco’s chief lobbyist. “We don’t sell Tic Tacs, we sell cigarettes. And they’re cool, available, and *addictive*. The job is almost done for us.”

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Reel Reviews – Kicking and Screaming

Kicking and Screaming

Reel Reviews #60: “If Plato is a fine red wine, then Aristotle is a dry martini.” Time to enjoy the freshman effort from writer/director Noah Baumbach. A smart script with endlessly quotable lines and a great ensemble cast of young “indie” actors comes together for a film worth watching. “I like a bartender who drinks.”

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Reel Reviews – Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Reel Reviews #59: “Are you gonna bark all day little doggie, or are you going to bite?” Today we look at the 1992 film that really put Quentin Tarantino on the map. Let’s go hang out with some bad guys. “Why am I Mr. Pink?”

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Reel Reviews – Rebel Without A Cause

Rebel Without A Cause

Reel Reviews #58: “You’re tearing me apart.” An all time classic. James Dean turns in a great performance in the film which he is probably best remembered for. It’s time for tough kids, Fifties style. “What can you do when you have to be a man?”

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Reel Reviews – Superfly

Superfly

Reel Reviews #57: “Super Hood, Super High, Super Dude…” One of the original “Blaxploitation” films, this one helped to set the standard. An iconic performance by Ron O’Neal as Youngblood Priest and an amazing soundtrack by Curtis Mayfield makes Superfly a film worth watching. “It’s not so much what we do, it is having a choice.”

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Reel Reviews – Showgirls

Showgirls

Reel Reviews #56: Per the commentary: “Why close what you can slam?” This film is so bad, it is good – sort of. For film aficionados this is required viewing. I always talk about great film, here is the antithesis. We have all heard of it, so let’s take a look. Yes it is April 1, but this is not an April fools joke. Today we take a serious look at Showgirls. “Thanks, I bought it at Ver-sayce.”

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Reel Reviews – Traffic

Traffic

Reel Review #55: “It sounds like they are conspiring to conspire.” Traffic is Steven Soderbergh’s powerful film examining the complex issue of the war on drugs. Using bold cinematography (as seen above) and a stellar cast, Soderbergh delivers a thought provoking film. “In Mexico, law enforcement is an entrepreneurial activity.”

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