Daily Archives: August 2, 1996

Emma - * * * 1/2*

Enjoyable romantic comedy adapted from Jane Austen’s novel. Emma Woodhouse (Gwyneth Paltrow) is a young woman who deems herself an excellent matchmaker. After marrying off her governess (Greta Scacchi), she sets her sights on Harriet Smith (Toni Collette), a girl … Continue reading

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Matilda - * * 1/2*

Imaginative fantasy Matilda (Mara Wilson) is a genius born into an unappreciative family. Her father (Danny DeVito) is an unscrupulous used car salesman, with a lucrative stolen car parts business on the side. Her mother (Rhea Perlman) is a ditzy … Continue reading

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Chain Reaction - * *

Director Andrew Davis, best known for the Fugitive, has crafted in Chain Reaction a Fugitive-Lite. Keanu Reeves plays Eddie Kasalivich, a genius machinist working in a experimental physics lab. He discovers the key that unlocks an amazing new energy source. … Continue reading

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