Refusing to Suspend My Disbelief: Annie

Though based on both a comic strip and a musical–serious mediums, our subject this week is not expected to represent a realistic, documentary-like depiction of depression-era America.  But some of its asinine details and choices are depressing none-the-less.   Refusingblah blah blah…

Refusing to Suspend My Disbelief: “Crocodile” Dundee

Australia didn’t want him anymore–they were tired of him, and still don’t like him.  Ask them.  So they shipped him to us. Dear God.   Paul Hogan came onto the scene in the delightful 1986 comedy, “Crocodile” Dundee, and broughtblah blah blah…

(The First) Refusing to Suspend My Disbelief: The Goonies

The Goonies was on just recently, and in viewing it for the 847th time,  it is clear that there has never been a more implausable movie.  For years Crunchy has wanted to write a book on movies just like theblah blah blah…

Refusing to Suspend My Disbelief: Titanic

When it comes to Academy Award nominees and winners, Hollywood has made some notable mistakes over the years so sayeth Crunchy.  Lost In Translation was dull and repetitive and any insight gleaned from two Americans getting drunk in Japan, while sort of half-talking aboutblah blah blah…

Refusing to Suspend My Disbelief: The Karate Kid (1984)

The Karate Kid is wonderful and inspirational and a quintessential example of ’80s triumph. But to get there, I’m afraid, quite a few liberties were taken with the audience’s intelligence, and though Crunchy loves the movie, he feels the need toblah blah blah…

Refusing to Suspend My Disbelief: Back to the Future

This week’s Refusing to Suspend My Disbelief will once again shed light upon an 80s film, and really folks, you should probably get used to this feature focusing on films of the 80s and early 90s.  This is the time period of theblah blah blah…