Monthly Archives: February 1995

Just Cause - * *

Semi-entertaining mystery/thriller. Plenty of plot twists compensate for truly interesting characters.

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The Brady Bunch Movie - *

Grueling sendup of the 70’s comedy that goes on way too long. A few spots are humorous, but the film takes way too much of a satirical tone.

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Shallow Grave - * *

Black comedy about a trio of housemates who cover up the suicide of a new roommate in order to keep a mysterious suitcase of money. A few good moments, but you never truly connect with the main characters.

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The Quick and the Dead - * * *

Sam Raimi’s over-the-top homage/sendup of old westerns actually succeeds in making Sharon Stone a believable gunslinger. The plot is rather predictable, however, from the start you know who will face whom in a series of gunfights. And a little bit … Continue reading

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Billy Madison - * 1/2*

Surprisingly hillarious in places (Steve Buscemi’s cameo is terrific), but it unfortunately can’t keep a stable pace. It lingers too long on unfunny bits, and flies over other scenes which should have supported the movie.

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The Secret of Roan Inish - * * *

An Irish fairy tale that although beautiful and lovingly filmed, may prove to be too slow for many accustomed to the typical pace of today’s movies. However, this one will prove well worth the effort to those who last the … Continue reading

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The Jerky Boys - [No Tickets]

This film about two phone pranksters is tremendously awful. The two leads can not act. The dialogue is terrible. What works wonderfully in a thirty-second prank call can not sustain any movie beyond 30 seconds. Bad bad bad bad bad … Continue reading

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In the Mouth of Madness - *

An unusual horror film which ponders what is truly real. However limp performances and ludicrous special effects remove this study of reality from any sense of it.

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Boys on the Side - *

Shades of Thelma and Louise. Three women travel from the Northeast to Arizona, each one running from a relationship. One’s battered and pregnant, one’s shy and AIDS-stricken, and one’s a wisecracking lesbian. Pretty much all of the men are idiots … Continue reading

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