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PCR #272  (Vol. 6, No. 24)  This edition is for the week of June 13--19, 2005.

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 by Mike Smith
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 by Vinnie Blesi
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 by John Lewis
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Hey Gang:
Sorry about last week but we here at the Castle were busy moving the "Dungeon's" location in order to accommodate...a...more guests. We've been reeling ever since and have been extremely busy.

"The Longest Yard"
Boy, where do we start? How about a tale of two movies? First up is Adam Sandler's remake of "The Longest Yard." Yeah, I know, it's not science-fiction or horror but once in a while we do go to see other things. The movie was not bad. It concerned the exploits of a prison football team working out to take on the guards in a game at a local high school. Talk about suspension of disbelief. Anyway, the movie was funny but it seems that in some of his movies Adam tends to take a subject and beat it into the ground with an endless barrage of jokes. The first few are funny but they soon become tiring. Try adding variety to the jokes Adam.

Anyway, the movie is funny and not too terrible. Burt Reynolds stole the show as the coach of the motley team which included "gangsta" rappers and wrestling stars. It's good to see him getting a few more roles as he is a great actor for light-hearted movies. I give "The Longest Yard" a full Two Screams on the "Creature" scale.

"Mr. And Mrs. Smith"
Next we go to "Mr. and Mrs. Smith." Wow! What a wild ride this one was. It is the story of two secret assasins that are married and neither one of them knows what the other does. They each have whole arsenals in their house that are hidden secrets from the other. Little do they realize their are those who would undermine their "perfect marriage." Starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie this movie couldn't help but be a winner. This one is full of action baby and there is never a dull moment in the Smith's lives.

The only problem I had with the movie was the endless use of extreme close-ups on the principal characters. Other than that I liked it. This movie has a solid story accented by some good acting. On the "Creature Scale" I give it a full three screams.

Well, that's it for this week. I'll see everyone in the BATCAVE this weekend and we'll be here to talk about the Dark Knight and his recent activities next week.

C-Ya!!! OI !!!

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