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Fashionably Late Movie Reviews: Ace Ventura, Pet Detective.

INTRODUCTION: Netflix uploaded the first Ace Ventura movie and I haven’t seen this movie since the early 2000’s at least. Recently the movie has been conversed about as being dated and transphobic, but is that really true? Does the movie even hold up enough to deserve scorn or praise?

PLOT: An estranged football player tries to get revenge on Dan Mariano.

CHARACTERS: I wouldn’t say they are shallow, but I think it isn’t overly obvious that these characters are probably mostly memorable due to likable actors playing them.

ACTING: All solid with the weakest being Tone-Loc but barley. His acting is substantially better than his rapping.

STYLE: Looks like every 90’s comedy. Its bright and alive, which adds levity to a plot, that even though it is a comedy, is pretty dark.

DIALOUGE: Fine, funny. Occasionally clever.

HUMOR: dumb humor, but it works. Just north of juvenilia, but south of George Carlin.

CONCLUSION: This movie still holds up and represents the older, higher budget comedies of the time, which died and were revived with movies like The Hangover. It isn’t transphobic, given that the heavy isn’t transgender. He is a deceptive person, hell-bent on revenge against Dan Marino, who he believed screwed him out of a Super Bowl win and dressed as a women to deceive everyone, which is not the same thing as being transgender. He has multiple comorbidities, transgender is not one of them. In the day and age of ego fragility, this movie is actually more poignant than ever, as it was the first to deal, albeit not with depth or sensitivity, the coddled mind set of the baby boomer generation, which is clearly genetic and not a cause of rearing.

This movie is laces out and a 3.5 out of 5.

Fashionably Late Movie Reviews: Friday The 13th Part 7

Another installation of fashionably late movie reviews. This time we’re reviewing Friday the 13th part 7:The New Blood. This is another of my favorites in this series. If you never seen this one, it’s the one were someone had a pair of balls in some shitty production meeting in 1987 and said “What if Jason fought Carrie White?” and in typical Hollywood fashion some rich asshole with more money than brains said “fucking brilliant, here is 20 million bucks, go make it!” That is pretty much how these things are app to go. So without further ado, I call this review, Friday the 13th part 7: The Search for More Money!

A plethora of cliché and shallow “teen” characters played by early 30 something actors are stranded in the woods of Crystal Lake for the billionth time, when PLOT TWIST, a psycho named Jason Vorhees shows up to kill them!

All the bullshit tropes are accounted for, nothing new here and all shallow as fuck!

Holy shit is it bad! I mean, the porn your parents made on their honeymoon was probably better acted then this shit. One of the worse acted of them all.

Fine, nothing that really stands out as absolute garbage.

Nothing over the top or interesting. This is one that could hold up well on TV, with minimum edits.

This is easily one of the more interesting entries in the series, if only for the psychic aspect. Had the characters been given more depth so we could care about them getting axed, along with developing the story a tad bit more, even with terrible acting, the seeds were there for a even better version of this flick. What we ultimately got was a mess of a movie that seemed to want to wade into unfamiliar territory but too scared to make those choices because it didn’t want to drop it’s successful formula in favor of originality. Had the film makers been less reticent, this might have spawned a whole slew of slashers straying from their A-B, horror by numbers. It is an ashame too, given Part 6 did just that and gave room with excellent box office numbers to get them to give different another go. Clearly, it wasn’t meant to be and it still turned out to be OK entry into the series and still one of my favorites, regardless.

3 out of 5

Fashionably Late Movie Reviews:Jason Lives, Friday the 13th part VI.

Jason Lives is without a doubt my favorite of the Friday the 13th movies. It was Meta before Scream and I adore Scream, so this one was defiantly up my alley. This one holds up the best on television and it was not as over the top as some of the earlier and later sequels. So does it hold up 33 years after the fact?

Tommy Jarvis, past victim of Jason, returns to Crystal Lake to burn Jason’s dead body. A lighting strike hits Jason, resurrecting him, ala old 1930-1950 style movies and Jason is back to kill a bunch of people with poor character development for our entertainment.

Tommy had been built for three movies and still he is a mediocre Nancy Thompson for this franchise, but he is acted much better in this flick. The rest of the characters are filler to see killed because it is a Friday the 13th and who the hell needs character development?

Some of the stronger acting of the series. It really wanted to set itself apart from past sequels and do its own thing. Even the smallest role is very well acted in this movie. It’s not hokey, even 33 years later.

Nothing over the top, just your quick machete to the gut or something else just as tame by this series standards but that is ok and one of the things that makes this flick hold up.

It’s Friday the 13th, for real tho!

Part 6 didn’t reinvent the wheel by any stretch of the imagination, but it did make the old structure fresh and fun, while giving birth to the meta genre. Its kills are banal and mediocre, there is no nudity and ultimately it seems like it should not satisfy gore hounds, yet it does and it looks really good to this day.


Jason Lives seems to take place in the future, given the fact that Jarvis is at least 30 something, as the actor himself was. If we are to use the chronical age of the actors, given that there is no real way of telling the age of the characters themselves, since Corey Feldman was a teenager in the former sequels, then Part 6 takes place in 2006/2007 and would technically be the final Friday before Jason X would come about.