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Taffin Review


Weak
Years before becoming Bond, Pierce Brosnan got the chance to play a roguish Brit hero as the title character in Taffin, an Irish debt collector hired to stop Evil Corporate Empire from building a chemical plant in a sleepy waterfront village. Do the ends justify the means Taffin goes through? If you can stay awake, you may just find out! Disappointing due to a confusing and often boring storyline, Brosnan provides enough bright moments to make the movie bearable, though hardly memorable.

Amityville 3-D Review


Terrible
Yes folks, that's Meg Ryan in one of her first roles ever on film (and in three dimensions, no less), in the stellar 1983 crapfest, Amityville 3-D.

Surprisingly, Ryan proves that she's a real actress here. The rest of the cast (including Tony Roberts and Lori Laughlin) pretty much sleepwalk through this mess of a sequel, sidesteppin the terrible special effects, awful fright sequences (it's rated PG, for God's sake!), and pathetic use of stuff jutting into the camera to create that oh-so-popular 3-D effect. (3-D moments include a fly that gets in your face and a Frisbee flying toward the camera.)

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D.A.R.Y.L. Review


Good
Do guilty pleasures get any more guilty or any more pleasurable than 1985's D.A.R.Y.L., the famed robo-kid flick?

I think not.

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