Daily Archives: May 3, 1996

The Pallbearer - * 1/2*

Poorly drawn characters ruin this one-note romantic comedy. David Schwimmer makes his big-screen starring debut as Friends-ish nerd Tom Thompson. Tom is an out-of-work architecture graduate who still lives with his mom (Carol Kane). The movie opens as Tom receives … Continue reading

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Last Dance - *

Rather pitiful Hollywood paean against the death penalty that pales even outside the competition from last year’s Dead Man Walking. Sharon Stone plays death row inmate Cindy Liggett, convicted of murdering a couple while in a drug-induced haze some twelve … Continue reading

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The Great White Hype - * *

Enjoyable, if not hilarious, comedy set behind the scenes in the boxing world. Samuel L. Jackson is the Reverend Fred Sultan, a Don King-esque fight promoter, who is currently managing the undefeated heavyweight champion, James “The Grim Reaper” Roper (Damon … Continue reading

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The Craft - * *

Amusing but unmemorable revenge film about witchcraft in high school. Robin Tunney plays Sarah, a new girl at a Catholic academy who has some strange magical powers. These attract the three local witches to befriend her. Since the coven now … Continue reading

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Barb Wire - 1/2*

Ridiculous rehash of Casablanca in a soft-porn Blade Runner-ish world. Pamela Anderson Lee is the titular heroine, a mercenary bar-owner who refuses to take sides in the second American Civil War. When Cora D (Victoria Rowell), a biochemist flees the … Continue reading

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