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The Last Starfighter Review


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An enjoyable mash-up of western-styled action and John Hughes-styled coming of age drama, Nick Castle's The Last Starfighter was also, according to a 2003 article in the humor newspaper The Onion, the film that inspired former President George W. Bush to seek the presidency. While that's funny, like many of The Onion's satirical articles, it's also fairly believable -- The Last Starfighter is the rousing kind of kid flick that inspires ten-year-old boys to grab broomsticks, storm the neighborhood hill, and go nuts on pretend aliens with ridiculous faux karate moves.

This was also the first film to use CGI for much of its special effects work (all the spaceships and space battles). Programmed on a now Jurassic Cray X-MP supercomputer, in 1984 the digital effects shots were stunning. It was, for kids of the '80s, Space Invaders come to life.

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Catherine Mary Stewart - Wednesday 6th May 2009 at Arclight Cineramadome Hollywood, California, USA

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Catherine Mary Stewart and daughter Hanna Mary Allerton - Catherine Mary Stewart & daughter Hanna Mary Allerton Wednesday 6th May 2009 at Arclight Cineramadome Hollywood, California, USA

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Catherine Mary Stewart Wednesday 25th March 2009 World Premiere of 'American Identity' at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Beverly Hills, California

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The Apple Review


Weak
This bizarre musical about music, drugs, Orwellian overlords, and the future (it's set in 1994!) doesn't get a lot of respect, and that's because it's pretty much crap. No, we're not wearing metallic ponchos and triangles on our foreheads, but they sure did a good job at guessing what the hairstyles of the '90s would look like. The story involves nefarious goings-on in a mega-powerful record label that isn't really worth describing here, on account of it has no Hasselhoff in it at all. However, I'm sure the backstory about how this movie got made is fascinating.

Weekend At Bernie's Review


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Two young insurance executives, Larry and Richard (Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman), discover that someone is stealing millions from their company. Excited about their discovery, they quickly report their findings to the head honcho, Bernie (Terry Kiser). Unfortunately for the executives, Bernie himself is the thief and cannot afford two nincompoops spoiling his riches. Thus, he invites them to spend the weekend at his summer home on an island, where he has also acquired a hit man to kill his two clueless employees.

Unfortunately for Bernie, there's a bigger price on his own head. Before the execs even arrive, somebody kills Bernie. Larry and Richard arrive at his mansion, discover the dead body, and panic. But a weekend party of tipsy bigwigs floats through before they can contact the police. Shockingly, nobody notices Bernie is dead. Richard then concocts a startling idea: "Why don't we just pretend he didn't die? Just for a bit!"

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