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FYI: Maltin gives "Little Shop of Horrors" (1960) ***1/2


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Almost perfect.

Really Leonard?

 

-just double-checked the schedule. unless it's a misprint the Maltin review gives it three and a half stars on a four star system. I honestly thought it would get the rarely-bestowed but pretty much always merited Maltin *"BOMB!"* - because, clearly, if Leonard Maltin doesn't like your movie you have done something very, very wrong...(or done it absolutely right.)

 

Later on, I'll be compiling a list of movies Leonard Maltin thinks are not as good as Little Shop of Horrors (1960) and posting it here.

 

 

*ps- It's on right now.* Judge for yourself. It is *"BOMB!"* material - and not in the slang-diggity sense, but in the Maltinesque criteria sense (for what that is worth, which is apparently diddly squat because he thinks Little Shop of Horrors (1960) is an *almost perfect, flawless classic.* )

 

 

Oh to be smoking whatever he is.

 

 

pss- Roger Corman is the worst.

 

 

psss- the 86 musical remake is charming, but *even it* rates no more than three stars.

 

 

pssss- It's nitrous-oxide, isn't it, Leonard? That would explain so much.

 

 

psssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss- length of the nitrous oxide hit I would need to consider any moment of the 1960 version even moderately entertaining.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by: AddisonDeWitless on Apr 6, 2013 9:56 AM

 

Edited by: AddisonDeWitless on Apr 6, 2013 9:59 AM

 

Edited by: AddisonDeWitless on Apr 6, 2013 10:01 AM

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I don't think it's a bomb. I usually don't like Maltin, as he's generally that sort of critic who automatically deletes stars from a horror film, just because of the genre. "Little Shop..." is actually a very good film, of its type. I don't like much Corman's stodgy Poe adaptations, but some of his early black-and-white films do have that elemental low-budget cinematic quality that I love. Another great Corman film is "The Undead," (1957), which was loosely influenced by the best-selling book, "The Search for Bridey Murphy." "The Undead" is a crazy hodgepodge of humor, satanism, hypnotism, surreal characters, and rather hilarious riffs on children's songs.Here's the trailer for "The Undead:"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O96Uew_MrYA

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