Monthly Archives: November 1995

Toy Story - * * * 1/2*

Computer generated cartoon fun! In the first full length computer animated motion picture, Disney presents a world where toys come to life when their owners are away. The particular cadre Toy Story focuses on belong to Andy, and is led … Continue reading

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Nick of Time - * 1/2*

This potentially interesting thriller is cut short by its own gimmick. Johnny Depp is a mild mannered accountant picked at random by the menacing Mr. Smith (Christopher Walken) and Ms. Jones (Roma Maffia). They kidnap his daughter and force him … Continue reading

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Money Train - *

Rehashed jumble of action films and buddy cop movies. Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson are foster brothers and transit cops. The train of the title is the armored subway car which collects the daily fares. Woody’s character is so deep … Continue reading

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Casino - * * *

Finely detailed analysis of the mob-controlled casinos in the 70s, but it lacks the soul of Scorsese’s Goodfellas. Robert DeNiro is Sam “Ace” Rothstein, a professional gambler hand picked by the mob to run the Tangiers casino. Sharon Stone is … Continue reading

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The Crossing Guard - * 1/2*

Rather bland drama about guilt, remorse and revenge. Six years ago, a drunk driver by the name of John Booth (David Morse) killed the daughter of Freddie (Jack Nicholson) and Mary (Anjelica Huston). In the years that followed while Booth … Continue reading

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Carrington - * * 1/2*

A turbulent film about a lifelong love affair between the painter Dora Carrington (Emma Thompson), and the homosexual author Lytton Strachey (Jonathan Pryce). When Carrington (as she prefers to be called) meets Lytton for the first time, she deems him … Continue reading

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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls - 1/2*

Low brow misfired attempt at duplicating the humor of the original, only succeds in mocking itself. Jim Carrey plays the title character, a pet detective and lover of all animals. After a disastrous, Cliffhangeresque raccoon rescue attempt, Ace Ventura has … Continue reading

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Home for the Holidays - * *

A dysfunctional family comedy that’s not all it thinks it is. Holly Hunter plays a single mother, returning home for the holidays (Thanksgiving in particular). Among her eccentric family members at the gathering: her obnoxious gay brother (Robert Downey, Jr.) … Continue reading

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Fair Game - *

Cindy Crawford is the best thing, and ultimately the worst thing, about this pitiful action thriller. Crawford is, of all things, a lawyer who is marked for death by an elite ex-KGB squad. The inept squad fails in three attempts … Continue reading

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