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Woody Allen is the writer/director/star of “The Mighty Aphrodite” (1995), which means it’s basically 95 minutes of him talking and talking and talking. And there’s a Greek chorus, which probably sounded better in theory than it ended up on screen. The movie did win an Oscar. More specifically, Mira Sorvino won an Oscar for best supporting actress. She plays a B-list porn actress who is the father to Woody’s adopted son (don’t ask). I watched a godawful bootleg of this film on a weeknight after I had been out drinking. I wish I could have seen Ms. Sorvino more clearly.

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.