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Peter Benchley swaps flake for calamari in this watchable direct-to-TV event. The Beast is a flat-packed psychopathic animal thriller even an idiot could assemble; unexplained events leave an ethnically homogenous coastal town in terror, meek officials are in denial, all the dumbest people get it in the first act, and the humble hero does his life's work in one evening. This may sound drab, but similar to your inexpensive Scandinavian furniture made from plastic, it is also aesthetically pleasing and functional. William Petersen is charming and believable as a sullen fisherman but the squid steals the show.
Time Runner is pure sin, the film's paradoxical forces so septic they manage to seep through the fourth wall and manipulate real life. How else do you explain the film's cover, in which Mark Hamill sports a healthy, William H. Macy looking mustache, yet insolubly looks like a shaven Willem Dafoe on-screen? Sadly for our star, this Terminator-in-space bootleg is one deep trough after the next as he searches for his lines in a void of Gouraud-rendered pointlessness. Like most inanimate pieces of meat, Hamill and his co-stars show us (with staggering efficiency) just how 'off' something can go in 90 minutes.