Daily Archives: August 23, 1996

The Spitfire Grill - * * 1/2*

The Spitfire Grill is a thoroughly sappy and manipulative drama, but it manages to be moving nonetheless. Alison Elliott stars as Percy Talbott, a young ex-con who travels to small town Gilead, Maine, to start a new life. The local … Continue reading

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She’s the One - * * *

Edward Burns, who won raves for his Brothers McMullen, tackles similar material in She’s The One, and manages to make his sophomore outing a rather amiable romantic comedy. The plot centers around the exploits of two brothers. Mickey (Burns) is … Continue reading

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A Very Brady Sequel - 1/2*

Take the original Brady Bunch movie, eliminate the originality and cohesiveness, and string the remnants along a rather flimsy plotline, and you’ve got A Very Brady Sequel, a tired rehash of a film that wasn’t all that great to begin … Continue reading

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The Island of Dr. Moreau - * 1/2*

The Island of Dr. Moreau is Hollywood’s third attempt at framing H. G. Wells’ novel, and they have yet to get it right. The 1933 Island of Lost Souls, although the best of the three, eliminated the subtleties of the … Continue reading

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Carpool - 1/2*

A rather inane and dull family comedy, Carpool is merely a bundle of chase cliches surrounded by unappealing characters. Daniel (David Paymer) is a harried and overworked ad executive, and on the most important day of his business life (these … Continue reading

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