Monthly Archives: February 1996

Beautiful Girls - * * 1/2*

Relationship story focusing on five guys and their quests for the ideal woman. Timothy Hutton plays Willie, a piano player and the only one of his high school buddies who escaped small town Knight’s Ridge, Mass. Willie returns for his … Continue reading

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Broken Arrow - * *

Explosive action film that doesn’t really go anywhere. Hong Kong veteran John Woo directs this yarn about two Air Force pilots. Christian Slater is good-natured Hale, and John Travolta is the psychotic Deakins, his partner and mentor. Deakins masterminds a … Continue reading

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White Squall - * * *

White Squall is a coming of age story set amid triumph and tragedy. The Ocean Academy is sort of a floating prep school. Crusty captain Christopher Sheldon (Jeff Bridges) runs the school from his ship the Albatross. A group of … Continue reading

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The Juror - * 1/2*

Meandering hodgepodge of a courtroom/mafia thriller that makes you long for the shortness and efficiency of real jury duty. Demi Moore stars as Annie Laird, a single mother and part time tactile sculptor, who decides to serve on the jury … Continue reading

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Black Sheep - *

Black Sheep is an innefective pseudo-sequel to Tommy Boy, that plays like one long, worn out, Saturday Night Live skit. Chris Farley plays Mike Donnelly, the bumbling brother of gubernatorial candidate Al Donnelly (Tim Matheson). Of course, Mike can’t do … Continue reading

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