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The special effects are so bad in “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” (1984), I don’t know whether to launch a withering criticism or complement the filmmakers for re-creating the lousy SFX from the original TV show. Animatronic spacedogs, burning tumbleweeds, fake snow, scientific fraudulence, it’s a tour de force. Not so much for the cast, which chases another fat paycheck by going through the same motions of overacting and heavy-handed symbolism we saw so many times before. Spock died in the previous flick, but Kirk forgot to retrieve the hard drive, so to speak. Hijinks (and Klingons) ensue.

Oh, I’m gonna punch somebody at the Hallmark Channel. I thought I had picked up a copy of “Wedding Daze,” the 2006 comedy with Isla Fisher (which actually didn’t appear in the U.S. until 2008, when it went straight to DVD). Afterward, I realized it was “Wedding Daze,” a 2004 made-for-TV movie about a bunch of John Larroquette’s daughters getting married on the same day (made-for-TV hijinks ensue, trust me). The only enjoyable thing about this movie was my anticipation of seeing Isla Fisher at any moment. The “Isla Fisher Defense” will henceforth be my method of enduring chick flicks.