Monthly Archives: July 1995

Waterworld - * * 1/2*

Reasonable action fare. Interesting premise works well at times, but it seems as if the writers just didn’t think things through (i.e. why would consumables still be around several hundred years after the world was flooded?) Costner and Hopper give … Continue reading

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Operation Dumbo Drop - * 1/2*

A children’s Vietnam movie…need I say more? Well, perhaps I do. In order to secure a crucial Vietnamese village, Ray Liotta and Danny Glover must lead a ragtag troop to replace the sacred elephant killed by the Viet Cong. Of … Continue reading

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The Net - * 1/2*

The most blatant anti-technology screed since Terminator 2, unfortunately it does not pack the same wallop. The terror and suspense it attempts to generate are countered by the far-fetchedness of the situation it thrusts the heroine into.

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Clueless - * * * 1/2*

Fun, updated version of Emma satirizes the lives of the rich high school dwellers at Beverly Hills High. Alicia Silverstone stars as Cher, the most popular girl in school. She and her friend, Dionne, begin a series of good-natured “projects”, … Continue reading

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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory - * * 1/2*

Surprisingly interesting, if at times ludicrous, action fest from martial-arts master Steven Seagal. Seagal plays an ex-Navy SEAL, now a civilian travelling on a cross-country train with his teenage niece. Little does he know that a highly skilled group of … Continue reading

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The Indian in the Cupboard - * * 1/2*

Imaginative family fare about maturity and responsibility. When a young boy discovers a magical cupboard, he gains the godlike ability to pluck people out of time to be his miniature playthings. Scenes away from the Indian and the magical cupboard … Continue reading

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Nine Months - * *

Thoroughly predictable fare about the bumbling father and radiant mother handling an unexpected pregnancy. Succeeds best when it goes for all-out slapstick farce…falters when it tries for character introspection (the characters are too shallow for it to work).

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Species - * *

Starts out great, but the initial intelligence and suspense gives way to every possible horror movie cliche imaginable. A waste of a good beginning, a good idea, and a good cast.

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First Knight - * *

Colorful, but ultimately disappointing version of the King Arthur legend. Jettisonned are all but the three main characters (Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot), as well as most of the magic of the original story. What remains is a standard action story … Continue reading

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