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Pump Up The Volume Review


Good
A teen anthem and guilty pleasure, the decidedly silly/ridiculous Pump Up the Volume was a reinvention of Christian Slater's Heathers performance and gave us an early Samantha Mathis as his semi-goth muse. Slater's "Hard Harry" runs a pirate radio station every night because he can't get up the nerve to actually talk to anyone in the real world. Harry feels that encouraging sedition and even suicide is good, sending the school into a full-blown panic. The evil school district and clueless dad feel otherwise. Will Harry get busted? It doesn't really matter in the end, but you'll get good vibes off the film as you fondly remember the stupid things you did as a teen.

Scotland, PA Review


Excellent
Fueled by gritty Bad Company songs, enough plaid to keep all residents of Alaska warm for winter, and Pabst Blue Ribbon on tap - Scotland, PA blasts onto the silver screen with the reckless intent of Patty Hearst during a bank robbery.

The last place I'd expect to see a Shakespearean adaptation of Macbeth to occur would be in a backwater town in the middle of Pennsylvania circa 1972. But it provides a dark and menacing backdrop to this loose - and do I mean loose - adaptation of Shakespeare's ever-popular tragedy of a incompetent husband and power-hungry wife weaving murderously toward power and riches.

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