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From the Mists of Time: “Looker”

January 7, 2014

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Welcome back to “From the Mists of Time,” and boy, do we have a doozy today. It’s a strange, largely unknown little gem from 1981 called Looker. Why review this movie, you ask? Well, kinda because I created this while FTMOT subcategory and I feel like I should populate it with something, so it doesn’t end up like my “What Went Wrong” category (with five years before a second installment).  Besides, this movie is a great time capsule of the ‘80s. It’s got that ubiquitous SoCal setting (usually some producer or other’s beachfront pad that he’d just shooed the underage hookers out of), totally unnecessary sports cars, plastic surgery, and vapid, Barbie doll blondes. Hell, throw in a hot tub and some blow, and you pretty much have the early ‘80s in a nutshell.
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The case against Adam Sandler: “Just Go With It”

March 21, 2011

I hate Adam Sandler. I’ll just get that out of the way upfront. If he told me he was drowning, I would not lend a hand. If he was being dolphin-raped in the aquarium at Sea World, I would point and laugh. I really freaking hate Adam Sandler. However, unlike, say, my hatred for onions or Australia, my hatred of Sandler and his oeuvre is a defensible one, and not borne out of a Caesar-like arbitrariness. Sandler is not funny. He does not do funny things. He does not tell jokes or deliver punch lines. He acts like a manic asshole and his publicity machine instructs us to laugh along with him. This is not humor, this is brainwashing.

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