Monthly Archives: October 1995

Mighty Aphrodite - * * *

A typical Woody Allen comedy about one man’s quest to shape his world. Woody Allen plays Lenny Weinrib, a sports writer, who, with his artistic wife, Helena Bonham Carter, adopt a son. When his relationship with his wife begins to … Continue reading

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Leaving Las Vegas - * * * 1/2*

Depressing love story. Nicolas Cage is Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic movie executive who has lost everything in his entire life and decides to go to Las Vegas where he can drink himself to death. There he meets up with Sera … Continue reading

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Vampire in Brooklyn - 1/2*

Eddie Murphy tries to play it straight and fails. Murphy plays the last remaining vampire, who comes to Brooklyn in search of the only hope for his line: a Brooklyn cop who, unaware, is a half-human, half-vampire, played by Angela … Continue reading

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Three Wishes - * * 1/2*

Family film that meanders along happily until it hits a contrived ending. The year is 1955 and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is a widowed mother of two sons who accidentally hits mysterious drifter Patrick Swayze with her car, breaking his leg. … Continue reading

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Powder - [No Tickets]

Shockingly bad fantastical feel-good movie. Sean Patrick Flannery plays the title role, that of a young hairless albino boy. His mother died at childbirth when she was struck by lightning, and Powder himself seems to have some connection to electricity. … Continue reading

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Copycat - * * *

A handful of discrepancies mar what otherwise is a suspensful thriller. Sigourney Weaver is a psychologist with a expertise in serial killings who is afraid to leave her house after killer Daryll Lee Cullum (Harry Connick Jr.) tries to make … Continue reading

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Les Miserables - * * * 1/2*

Inspiring French film that is not a pure retelling of Victor Hugo’s novel, but rather a story of France during the Nazi occupation that mirrors some of the story’s actions and themes. The film starts at the turn of the … Continue reading

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Never Talk to Strangers - * 1/2*

Borderline ridiculous and ultimately pointless thriller. Rebecca DeMornay is a criminal psychologist who meets a mysterious boyfriend, Antonio Banderas, and shortly afterwards is stalked. Dennis Miller appears as the sex-starved upstairs neighbor, who may be doomed by association. Much of … Continue reading

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Mallrats - * 1/2*

Misfired attempt at GenX comedy. The straightforward plot deals with two losers chasing after their ex-girlfriends at the local hangout, the mall. This is, in several ways, a sequel to Kevin Smith’s previous film, Clerks. Only two characters continue on … Continue reading

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Get Shorty - * * *

Very enjoyable, though uneven, comedy comparing the world of organized crime to the world of Hollywood high rollers. John Travolta plays Chili Palmer, a Miami loan shark with a love for the movies. Through a quick series of twisty occurances, … Continue reading

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