Children of the Corn worked in the context of its time, and isn't without relevance now, but is a shoestring horror production lacking in thrills.
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Luca explores the complexities of growing up through a colorful world, touching on racism and bigotry as it tells a simple fable that's enjoyable Pixar.
Delightfully crass with a comic heart, Drunk Bus is reminiscent of early Kevin Smith in telling a small time story around likable but miserable people.
Reading just the synopsis, The Kid's every plot point is obvious and the script doesn't turn away from that predictability, but it has enough sweetness to get by.
Kitschy and naively primitive, this pre-space race Flight to Mars skips past the moon to deal in Cold War paranoia deeper into the solar system.
An arduous, confusing narrative disaster, Dune's success lies entirely on its masterful effects and bold visual designs.
Asinine, ridiculous, and infinitely fun, G.I. Joe Retaliation better gets the brand than the previous film.
Lost between paying tribute to a toy line and playing to modern military action, Rise of Cobra never finds its tone.
Delightfully cheeky and totally unoriginal, Eight Legged Freaks breaks no ground, but it's written with enough wit to sustain the appropriately short runtime.
Snatch blends its hyper violence with caricature comedy in a rapidly successful heist story that still holds up decades on.
While not memorable, Mortal Kombat successfully channels the videogame series and its violence, along with a movie-stealing performance by Josh Lawson.
Scott Pilgrim's message about earning self-confidence is likely lost amid the references and visuals, but it's too fun to care.