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Movie Review: Cool as Ice (1991)

There was a time, way back in the early 90’s, when Vanilla Ice was a Thing. So much so that he was given his own movie, appropriately titled Cool as Ice. A loose remake of Marlon Brando vehicle The Wild One, the film stars Ice as Johnny, a free-spirited MC who rides around on his cool motorcycle along with his beat-supplying dance crew. One of their bikes breaks down in a small conservative town and they’re forced to stay a few days, shacking up with an old bike repair odd couple.

Movie Review: Holiday (1938)

Grant stars as Johnny Case, an intelligent businessman who’s worked hard all his life to support himself and is very set in a life plan to eventually quit his job so he can explore the world and himself while he’s still young. He falls in love with Julia Seton (Doris Nolan), discovering after their engagement that she is super rich and very set herself on turning her soon-to-be husband into a respectable man of wealth.

Movie Review: Little Shop of Horrors: Director’s Cut (1986)

Little Shop of Horrors is one of the first movies I ever wrote about, way back in 2008. It’s a movie I’ve found myself watching more and more often in the intervening years, and while I’ve always liked it, it’s grown on me even more. Then for Christmas I got the new blu-ray release, which features the original ending, wherein huge alien plant monsters terrorize urban spaces, and goddamn if that isn’t the most exciting thing that’s happened to me in a good long while. You see, the stage version is one of my favorite-ever musicals, and I was always disappointed by the cutesy (mostly) happy ending Frank Oz was forced to tack on because test audiences didn’t like the actual true-to-the-play destructive ending.