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Fritz The Cat Review


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In the space of 77 minutes, this X-rated and animated cat (a recreation of the famed Robert Crumb character) has an orgy, gets stoned (repeatedly), incites a riot, takes a long road trip, and terroristically blows up a power plant, all before admitting he had a couple of bad ideas in there. Full of animated, nude, cartoon animals and some of the most vitriolic racism (disguised as empowerment) ever put on film, Fritz the Cat is so bad that Crumb, after seeing the film, killed the character in one of his comics. He should have killed director Ralph Bakshi, who went on to make an even worse sequel.

The Sunshine Boys Review


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A highly regarded yet infinitely rambling Neil Simon comedy, The Sunshine Boys is notable mainly because of the Oscar-winning appearance of an 80-year-old George Burns, who returned to the screen after more than 30 years in retirement. The movie itself is a bit lackluster (clever dialogue, but it really goes on and on and on...), with two aging ex-Vaudevillians (Burns and Walter Matthau) in a duel of tongues after Matthau's nephew/agent has hauled them out of retirement to make a quick buck. Life imitates art, no? Burns would become a bigger star than ever in later years, as the Oh God series made him, well, a diety.

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