Monthly Archives: January 1996

Screamers - * *

Screamers is a science fiction thriller that actually manages to produce a couple of surprising plot twists (amid many all-too predictable ones). The story is set nearly one hundred years in the future, on the desolate planet Sirius 6B. A … Continue reading

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Bed of Roses - * * 1/2*

Bed of Roses is a rather idealistic romance that suffers from its overabundant perfection. Mary Stuart Masterson is Lisa, an overworked and underloved woman. She meets her ideal man in Lewis King (Christian Slater), a florist. Lewis happens to be … Continue reading

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From Dusk Til Dawn - * *

Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino have produced an exquisite bloodbath of a horror film, which revels in gore and violence. If that first sentence hasn’t already scared you away, be warned that although better than many other films of its … Continue reading

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Two if by Sea - * * 1/2*

Nice, but predictable, romantic comedy by Sandra Bullock and Denis Leary. Leary is Frank, a two-bit Boston thief. Bullock is Roz, his hopelessly romantic girlfriend, who longs for a better life. Frank takes a job stealing a painting and driving … Continue reading

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Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace - 1/2*

Horrendous sequel to what was a dubious movie in the first place. The first film dealt with Jobe, a retarded man who had a job mowing lawns (hence the title). After being dosed with experimental drugs, and subjected to virtual … Continue reading

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Eye for an Eye - * 1/2*

Director John Schlessinger presents a film about grief, justice and revenge that feels lifted from the TV-movie of the week. Sally Field and Ed Harris star as the parents of two daughters. When their eldest is raped and murdered in … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood - *

Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood is a parody film, in the tradition of Airplane, The Naked Gun, and I’m Gonna Get You Sucka…unfortunately, most of the time the film seems to … Continue reading

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Bio-Dome - [No Tickets]

Wanna-be comedy falls way flat. Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin star as Bud and Doyle, two brainless junior college students who mistake the local biosphere-like scientific experiment (the Bio-Dome) for a new mall. They find themselves stuck inside with five … Continue reading

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