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Criminally Overlooked: “City of Industry”

January 27, 2013

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Ah, City of Industry, you little-loved mid-‘90s gem, you…You know, I can’t figure out why this movie doesn’t get more love. It’s got Lucy Liu topless in it. Wait–goddamn it, I wasn’t going to lead with that! Okay, but it is kinda surprising that this movie had vanished off the grid as thoroughly at it has. I mean, this movie barely exists on DVD, meanwhile you can buy The Saint on Blu-Ray, iTunes and Amazon On-Demand, and, uh, probably have it beamed directly into your brain. The hell? I mean, that was a flop of equal or lesser value. Well, whatever the reason, City of Industry deserves a second look (or a first one). Let’s run down the reasons, quick…
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Guilty Pleasures: “Black Moon Rising”

April 8, 2012

For decades, two questions in particular have vexed moviegoers: 1) Has Tommy Lee Jones always been that craggy? And 2) Has he always been awesome? With Black Moon Rising, a largely-overlooked 1986 throwaway, we get the answers, and they are a resounding yes and yes. Oh sure, there have been missteps, but not here, that’s for damn sure. With Black Moon Rising we get TLJ doing what he does best—being laconic and getting into fights. But we also get car chases, a goofy heist plot, and Robert Vaughn being sinister. This movie is more dumb fun than it has any right to be. When the credits rolled, I replayed it and watched it again.
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