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Floating Review


Excellent
It might be wandering, it might be inconsistent, and it might have questionable editing (that's putting it mildly), but dammit I enjoyed Floating. This dark coming-of-age story has a lower-class underachiever (Norman Reedus) dealing with a crippled widower father (Will Lyman), stoner friends, and the new rich kid across from the lake where they all live, with Reedus's Van trying to make sense of his future during another wasted summer after highschool. The title isn't just a reference to Van's swimming ability, it's a metaphor for his life, and the movie doesn't take the easy way out in helping him out of his rut. Very interesting if you're a patient viewer.

Tequila Body Shots Review


Bad
A more misleading film title you aren't likely to find at your local video store. Tequila Body Shots is sadly not a Porky's-style romp with half-naked coeds and horny guys. Instead. It's a shockingly bad mystery/thriller with a few cold fish starlets and Joey Lawrence.

In the film, our hero Joey and his two film school pals decide to head to Mexico, where they've been invited to a Halloween party by an unknown person named Hector. Of course, they go, and along the way, they meet some lovely California girls, are cured of food poisoning by a witch doctor, and Joey (as "Johnny Orpheus") is given a potion that allows him to read women's minds. And this Hector fellow begins to appear to Joey and others in visions -- and he's one bad dude, maybe the devil himself!

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Southie Review


Bad
Rose McGowan? Thumbs up! Donnie Wahlberg? Thumbs way down. This shallow, vapid tale about a minor south Boston gang rivalry gets points for the cuties but thanks to a plot that is at turns utterly incomprehensible and breathtakingly stupid Southie is nigh unwatchable. Nice try with the Boston accents, and I'm giving Southie half a star for one of the best lines of dialogue in recent memory: "Take your panties and get outta here!" Does art imitate life or what!?
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