Monthly Archives: February 1996

The Young Poisoner’s Handbook - * * 1/2*

Offbeat satirical comedy is an interesting character study, but not all that great of a movie. Hugh O’Connor portrays Graham Young in this true story. As a young boy, Graham is obsessed with science and rational thought. When he finds … Continue reading

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Unforgettable - * 1/2*

Ray Liotta plays Dr. David Krane, a forensic pathologist who obsesses over the death of his wife. She was killed about a year before, and he, an alcoholic at the time, was the prime suspect. He was eventually acquitted due … Continue reading

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Rumble in the Bronx - * *

Jackie Chan finally makes another attempt to break through in America, and Rumble in the Bronx is certainly better than The Cannonball Run, but unfortunately it is not among the best action films either. Chan plays Keung, a Hong Kong … Continue reading

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Mary Reilly - * * 1/2*

Mary Reilly is a spooky thriller that doesn’t match the rapid pace of many of today’s thrill-a-second horrorfests, but outclasses them in the long run. Julia Roberts portrays the title character, the timid chambermaid of one Dr. Henry Jekyll (John … Continue reading

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Before and After - * *

Liam Neeson and Meryl Streep are Ben and Carolyn Ryan, parents of two children in a small Massachusetts town. When their son Jacob (Edward Furlong) seems to be involved in a murder and turns up missing, the parents react in … Continue reading

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Muppet Treasure Island - * *

Uneven retelling of the classic Treasure Island, this time done with a mixture of humans and muppets. Muppet Treasure Island tells the story of Jim, a young boy who gains possession of a treasure map. With his dear friends, Gonzo … Continue reading

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Mr. Wrong - *

Mr. Wrong is a clumsy, repetitive attempt at comedy. Ellen DeGeneres is Martha Alston, a 31 year old single woman who meets the perfect guy, Whitman Crawford (Bill Pullman). However, when he suddenly metamorphoses into the boyfriend from hell, she … Continue reading

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Happy Gilmore - * *

Adam Sandler makes the most out of a stock situation, and, at times, manages to create several good laughs. Sandler plays the title character, a hockey fanatic who can’t skate. He stumbles from one failure to another, until, after his … Continue reading

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City Hall - * * *

City Hall is an acute and perceptive drama about politics enshrouded by a rather routine mystery. Al Pacino is the mayor of New York, and John Cusack is his eager deputy mayor. When a tragic downtown shooting results in the … Continue reading

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A Midwinter’s Tale - * * * 1/2*

Thoroughly enjoyable comedy about the antics of a makeshift English theater troupe. Michael Maloney plays Joe Harper, a struggling English filmmaker. He decides to stage a Christmas-time production of Hamlet to raise money and save a failing church. He manages … Continue reading

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