8 thoughts on “Rocky V, Child’s Play 2, Home Alone, The Nasty Girl (1990)

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    January 20, 2019 at 12:30 pm
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    Rocky V had a few effective moments and good ideas, but really, the series should have ended after IV, if you ask me.

    Love the first three Child Play films, and don’t really get their pearl-clutching outrage here. But then again, my biggst point of contention with these guys were their misguided and rather puritanical hatred for most horror/slasher films. At least they softened their views a bit with time, but in the 80’s they gave Tipper Gore a run for her money when it came to being oh so offended.

    Home Alone 1 and 2 are not masterpieces of filmmaking, but cozy christmas classics, and for Roger to thumb down the two first installments but voting yes on the unwatchable part 3 is truly bewildering.

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      May 28, 2019 at 1:56 pm
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      Well, one film doesn’t have anything to do with the other. There have been times where he has not liked the original film but the sequel was better. Short Circuit and Spider Man are examples. And as to Roger’s star review of Home Alone, he gave it 2.5 stars.

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    January 20, 2019 at 12:53 pm
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    I get why they didn’t like Home Alone 1 and 2. I’m still shocked that Roger gave 3 thumbs up after that. That’s probably the review I find most shocking.

    Well, I’m no slasher movie fan at all. But I just regard Friday the 13th and all those other 1980-1981 horror flicks as just Halloween ripoffs, and nothing beyond that. I guess they did take it a step too far when they classified them as sick women-in-danger flicks (see 1980 PBS show).

    I thought the Rocky series got silly starting with III, with IV getting really ridiculous, and V just plain awful.

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    March 9, 2019 at 4:42 am
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    Too bad neither Gene nor Roger saw Rocky Balboa, Creed, and Creed 2. Wonder what they would’ve thought? As for Home Alone, overrated crap. Didn’t waste my money seeing it in the theater and saw it on cable and didn’t care for it. I didn’t laugh at the slapstick at all and the whole business with the neighbor was taken out of To Kill a Mockingbird.

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    May 12, 2020 at 12:02 pm
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    On rare occasion, a sequel is better than the original. Short Circuit 2 and Spider-Man 2 are good examples. So is Star Trek II. Some think Star Wars Episode V is better than IV. But Roger must’ve been the only person ever that thought Home Alone 3 is better than 1.

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      May 12, 2020 at 12:07 pm
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      I don’t know what he was thinking when Roger wrote that review. I mean, he didn’t like the first movie for being “unrealistic”, then he didn’t like the second movie for it’s use of cartoon violence. Did Roger forget that HE said these things?

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    May 12, 2020 at 7:40 pm
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    Their Home Alone review was definitely unpopular on Youtube. And naturally that page is full of S & E hate so I won’t bother commenting there. An avid S & E follower (sha11235) said he also didn’t care for the film and got savagely insulted for that. Have some civility, folks!

    To their credit, they did take a second look at the film and its huge popularity a few weeks later and made reasonable assumptions on that.

    I understand Gene not liking Pesci’s performance, since he just saw Joe a few weeks earlier as a scary, ruthless wiseguy in “Goodfellas”. Not sure about Roger’s objection to the movie not being realistic. It’s about a kid who was left home alone becoming smart and resilient. I don’t think reality matters here. Of course nothing made less sense than Roger’s “Home Alone 3” review!

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      May 12, 2020 at 9:00 pm
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      I’ve criticized them before but I never wrote hate mail to them.

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