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Six-String Samurai Review


Excellent
Mad Max meets The Highlander meets... Elvis?

Surprisingly fun and funny indie flick about a post-Apocalypse Buddy Holly (type) heading to "Lost Vegas" to make his claim for the crown, previously held by one known as The King. Along the way, he must overcome every type of obstacle imaginable, including shepherding a little boy and going toe to toe with "Death," aka Guns' N Roses' Slash.

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But I'm A Cheerleader Review


Grim
Take director John Waters and give him a really good actress like Natasha Lyonne, a paltry budget of, say, $1 million, and ask him to make a satire about a "gay rehab camp," and you might come up with something like But I'm a Cheerleader.

Then again, Waters might have come up with something funny, like Pecker. With such a meaty topic as Family Values ripe for a send-up, you'd think it would be easy to milk Cheerleader for comic value. Unfortunately, first-time feature director Jamie Babbit (whose few credits including directing the MTV series Undressed and acting as script supervisor on The Game) doesn't appear to have much ability behind the camera, which becomes painfully apparent after only a few minutes.

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