Film and TV

Cinema Slap Fight: Scarface vs. Goodfellas

In which the classics of Tinseltown are reduced to a series of perfunctory bullet points.

 Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends, or hasn't for a whole week now, at least. If you recall, our first installment found two beloved comedies of yesteryear - Real Genius and Better Off Dead - squaring off against each other, with the former narrowly eking out a victory.

In the second of our series of throwdowns between selected pairings of movies, actors, soundtracks and whatever else I can put together after spending 18 hours playing Saints Row 2, "Cinema Slap Fight" takes two classic third generation Mob movies - Scarface and Goodfellas, and sets them loose to say hello to each other's little friends.

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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