From Dusk Till Dawn, Eye for an Eye, 12 Monkeys, Two if by Sea, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, 1996

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  • March 17, 2021 at 3:45 pm

    Unusual episode. They both recommend seeing 12 Monkeys TWICE. And Siskel wasn’t kidding about not liking it the first time. In the Tribune, he gave it 2.5 stars and said “I can’t recommend the film.” So Slap Shot isn’t the only movie he changed his mind on after seeing it again.

    Then they have an almost political debate over Don’t be a Menace. Ebert didn’t review it officially in print, but he discussed it in an article titled “Upon further review …” on January 25, 1966. He questioned whether “we need this movie” when “drugs or guns” are the leading killer of young black men. And he said the movie could get the “wrong kind” of laughs from racists. So his objection definitely seemed to be in part political. Of course he wasn’t alone in giving it a bad review as it was widely panned.

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  • May 7, 2021 at 2:16 am

    Eye for an Eye was a piece of shit film. Dead Man Walking is so much better. I’m glad I didn’t see Eye in the theater and on cable so only my time and not money were wasted.

  • May 7, 2021 at 4:41 am

    I have seen 12 Monkeys but I thought it lacked confidence towards the last half an hour plus its weirdness really put me off. On the whole, I give it a 2 out of 4 star review.

  • May 12, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Other things on that shit film Eye for an Eye:
    1. Gene was wrong about Death Wish-his daughter didn’t get killed in it, just raped and in a vegetative state. His wife was killed. She actually got killed in the second one, but who cares about that?
    2. The judge in the clip is Armin Shimmerman-Quark from Deep Space Nine.
    3. If I had been the Ed Harris character, I would’ve done exactly what he did in the clip here and it would’ve taken 10 bailiffs to hold my ass down.

  • August 30, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    I saw “12 Monkeys” in the theater and liked it very much…… I saw it with a person who is now a prominent environmentalist, and I remember how thrilled he was that the David Morse character, who spread the disease and basically destroyed the human race, was the GOOD GUY in the movie! I asked how he arrived at that conclusion, and he said that the character single-handedly solves the problems of overpopulation and climate change and saves the world. It took awhile but I think I finally convinced him that a character who wipes out most of the life on earth isn’t the good guy. Those 1990s were wild, man.

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