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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Review


Extraordinary
It is nearly gospel now among Trekkies that the second Star Trek sequel, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, is the undisputed best of the series, and will likely never meet its equal.

Inspired by classic literature like Moby Dick, Paradise Lost, and King Lear -- along with classic navy films -- Nicholas Meyer's major directorial debut is indeed the best of the series and it's a classic sci-fi flick on its own, outside the Trek mythology altogether.

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The Beast Within Review


Terrible
Really, truly Godawful werewolfish kind of movie, which gives us Ronny Cox and Bibi Besch, the latter of whom gives birth after being raped by a werewolf, starting the cycle over again and again and oh the humanity. Though it has a few creepy scenes -- including one grotesquely unforgettable transformation -- the movie on the whole is a real disaster. Nonsense, hammy acting, and the most tired of plots... it's a Beast indeed.

Doing Time On Maple Drive Review


Weak
Doing Time on Maple Drive was originally made as a Fox TV movie of the week, but you'll swear it was produced by Lifetime. Talk about a dysfunctional family! There's enough soap here to fill a Palmolive factory.

Mix one part Ordinary People and one part The Great Santini, water it down with TV production values, add a dash of gay-teen after-school special, and you've got the Maple Drive formula. Dated even when it came out, the film's only worthwhile contribution to cinematic history is its casting of a young Jim Carrey in one of his only truly dramatic roles (and by the way, he's actually not bad).

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