Monthly Archives: May 1995

Mad Love - 1/2*

Dysfunctional modern rock love story. Chris O’Donnell is Matt, just a normal guy at a Seattle high school, when new student Casey (Drew Barrymore) comes to town. She has a wild and reckless attitude, and, heck, she happens to be … Continue reading

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Johnny Mnemonic - *

What could have been an enjoyable science fiction action film falls way, way short due to a pitiful script and stiff acting.

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Casper - * 1/2*

Great special effects. Unfortunately, they can’t carry the movie alone. Falls into the trap of most cartoon movies: flimsy plot and flat characters.

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Braveheart - * * * 1/2*

Excellent battle scenes complement this historical epic about one man’s quest to free his people. The first hour should have been trimmed up a bit though; the three-hour running time is unneccesary.

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Forget Paris - * * 1/2*

An on-again off-again relationship comedy by Billy Crystal. He plays Mickey Gordon, a top notch pro basketball referee. By a convoluted twist of fate, he is trapped in the Paris airport for several days, where he meets Ellen Andrews, an … Continue reading

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Die Hard with a Vengeance - * * *

This third outing into the Die Hard series doesn’t quite live up to the original, but it sure does try, and surpasses its immediate predecessor in the process. The addition of a sidekick (played wonderfully by Samuel L. Jackson) adds … Continue reading

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The Perez Family - * * * 1/2*

Wonderful comedy about a Cuban woman determined to imigrate to America, and the Cuban ex-political prisoner who is caught in her wake. Watch out for Marisa Tomei’s accent, though.

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The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain - * * 1/2*

What can you say about a movie whose title gives away the entire plot? Good, albeit slow-paced, light entertainment.

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Crimson Tide - * * * 1/2*

Well written suspenseful submarine drama. Not quite as good as The Hunt for Red October, but it comes close at times. My only complaint was that, although Gene Hackman’s character was humanized, Denzel Washington’s point of view was obviously the … Continue reading

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A Little Princess - * * 1/2*

Enchanting family fare. A little girl is left under the care of an evil boarding school headmistress when her father goes off to fight in WWI. She manages to escape and to free her fellow boarders with the power of … Continue reading

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