Lady Ice does feature an out-of-place Patrick Magee in a nice suit, though.
I feel like I should the Invasion of Body Snatchers (1978) more than I do. But Kaufman doesn't want to make a sci-fi picture, but a film about relationships. He thinks he's Woody Allen.
Carny (1980) - Gary Busey is typically hateful in a rather Altmanesque/aimless wander through an interesting carnival. A documentary would have been better. It's tonally confused, and despite a young Jodie Foster, doesn't know what it is. New Hollywood I found spawned many of these aimless jaunts that'd have worked better as documentaries. And that's why I find New Hollywood overrated. I believe cinema is entertainment.
Even normal swashbucklers don't really do alienate me, especially when they go ponderous, i.e. the likes of the War Lord (1965) and Taras Bulba (1962 - where the fuck is it supposed to be set? Yes, I know but both those films feel more like a fantasy epic than a historical thing).
High fantasy's never been my strong suit I used to but-not-quite-like Krull (1983) but that's sort of SF. Dragonslayer (1981) is great, but that's very different. I kind of like Conan and Sword and the Sorcerer (1982) has an atmospheric opening, a good soundtrack and some good creature design/FX, so I kind of like that even though it is badly lit, and the cod-Shakespeareanism mixed in with Californian accents does grate, especially mixed in with the Renaissance Fayre (sic) aesthetic. Richard Lynch is a good villain, and it does go a bit overboard on the tits and ass. There is an embryo of a good film hidden in there, somewhere, but Albert Pyun's never made a good film, and this is his first and best.
I find Albert Brooks' comedy to work best in short bursts, i.e. his Tommy Cooper-esque ventriloquist's act. I found Modern Romance (1982) worse than the band of the same name, apart from the George Kennedy-as-Princess-Leia bit, but Real Life (-1979) does have some moments, i.e. Brooks trying to recreate the fire at Atlanta from Gone With The Wind in a living room, as Tara's theme plays. And Lost In America is like a half-baked romcom crossed with National Lampoon's Vacation.