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On the verbal SAT of my life, plays are to movies as bell peppers are to ice cream. And I really dislike bell peppers. Me watching a movie about a play is like me having to eat bell pepper-flavored ice cream (think about that for a second). Micheal Keaton is a washed-up movie action hero trying to put on a Broadway show in “Birdman” (2014). The darkness is too dark, the acting is too acty and there is waaay too much camera time devoted to middle-aged men in tighty whiteys. Yep, them’s chunks of real bell peppers on that sundae.

Despite its cult popularity, it took more than a decade before I saw “Fight Club.” I somewhat enjoyed it, but the delay meant two things: I already knew the spoiler (Edward Norton and Brad Pitt are the same person with a split personality – sorry) and I had a decade’s worth of historical perspective. Thus, two other things are obvious: Osama Bin Laden borrowed his Sept. 11, 2001, plot from this 1999 movie’s climax (buildings housing worldwide financial information are blown up) and (in perhaps an even worse development for society) Tyler Durden is responsible for the mixed martial arts fad.