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…

Snoopy is a Pimp–The Dark Side of the Comics

Crunchy has never really enjoyed the Comics section of the newspaper.  It’s no doubt a relic from the past, because (with a few exceptions) the “funny papers” are never funny.  The jokes are terrible–akin to an uncle impressing his seven yearblah 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…

Refusing to Suspend My Disbelief: Lean on Me

Lean on Me, the story of Joe Clark leading the horrible Eastside High School of Paterson NJ, from lethargy to educational glory, used to be a real treat for Crunchy when it was shown on cable, which is often.  There wereblah blah blah…

Refusing to Suspend My Disbelief: The Golden Child

The Golden Child is one of the first Eddie Murphy films watched by Crunchy, so it will always have a special place in his memory.  As a supernatural picture, this departure for Murphy was a big hit despite its poor reviews.  In it,blah blah blah…

Refusing to Suspend My Disbelief: Remember the Titans

Not quite as wretch-inducingly sappy as Patch Adams, but not as inspirational as Rudy, Remember the Titans is a classic pile-on film, in a sports setting.  Racism and tolerance are the themes, right?  But then why pile on child identity,blah blah blah…

The Last Words of Ten Different Celebrities

It’s fascinating to read the last words of noted people.  Sometimes the famous person is funny in his last moment,   (“My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.”–Oscarblah blah blah…

Refusing to Suspend My Disbelief: Revenge of the Nerds

Did Revenge of the Nerds empower a young and awkward Crunchy so many years ago? When he was receiving scorn in the middle school years, for his unparalleled world-view and talent, did this film give Crunchy comfort and reassurance? Hmmm. Absolutely not.blah blah blah…

Refusing to Suspend My Disbelief: Rocky III

Crunchyface is not afraid to admit that he is a Rocky aficionado.  The story of a local underdog defying the odds to become champion is a triumph that should live in the hearts of even the coldest of cynics. Asideblah blah blah…