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Nemesis Review


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Don't blame yourself if Nemesis makes virtually no sense to you. It's not your fault. It really does make minimal sense. In the near future (Japan and the U.S. have "merged"), Olivier Gruner plays a half-man half-machine cop who ends up leaving the LAPD and taking a kind of bounty hunter job for his old employers. Mass hysteria, explosions, and washed-out "futuristic" footage ensue. The acting is appalling, but the low-budget special effects do manage to impress from time to time.

Real Genius Review


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Ah, the '80s. It was the semi-golden decade of decadence and self-importance. It was the last time when what the average Joe likes determined what the movie studios made, not the other way around. Consequently, it was the last decade for really funny movies. In the 90s, if you wanted to make something side-splitting, you had to go Independent.

In the '80s, however, there are no shortage of movies that are just plain fun. From the Ghostbusters films to Ferris Bueller's Day Off, to the off-kilter dark comedy/horror April Fools Day, the 80s had no shortage of movies that made you laugh. It was the only time that comedies had scripts instead of actors that make up their own scripts, and, as a consequence, the movies of the '80s were actually funny.

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