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Kitchen Party Review


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The quaint, indie, Canadian flipside of Can't Hardly Wait. This one stars Scott Speedman as the ringleader of a small group of just-graduated kids, wasting away the summer by hunting down booze and drugs and throwing a minuscule house party -- apparently in the middle of the afternoon.

Scott's parents are crazy about their living room -- one of those pristine model environments where the carpet has to vacuumed just so. Most of the party consists of keeping people out of said room, while Scott complains about his older brother (who eventually runs off with Scott's girlfriend), and getting the gang (none of the remainder are big (or even medium) names like Speedman) out of all manner of scrapes.

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Impolite Review


Weak
Robert Wisden's obituary writer is an amusing take on the "alcoholic reporter investigates a mysterious death," but even though the movie tries to acknowledge and have fun with its cliches, it never really adds anything new to what has become an increasingly tired genre now relegated to the post-midnight hours on Cinemax.

Impolite, made back in 1992, only now gets its home video and DVD release, and it's apparently Christopher Plummer's cameo that has earned it such a merit. No one else in the film has gone on to, well, anything, and Wisden has the generic look of any one of a hundred blonde male wannabes that have come and gone through the history of Hollywood.

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Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005) Review


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The only way to do it would be with kitsch, and sure enough this musical remake/spoof of the infamous 1936 exploitation film Reefer Madness is packed to the gills with kitschy humor. How you feel about the film will depend on your tolerance for extremely broad humor, hammy overacting, and songs about the Five and Dime. Some legitimate talent is attached here, which helps to detract from the gawky unwatchability of lead Christian Campbell, but on the whole it comes off as a punchline in search of a joke.
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