Daily Archives: November 1, 1996

William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet - * * *

Very strange modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet has a few more hits than misses. Baz Lurhman directs this updated version of Romeo and Juliet. Although placed in a modern setting, the dialogue remains Shakespeare’s (for the most part, some … Continue reading

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Mother Night - * * 1/2*

Intriguing drama about a American spy in Germany stumbles after WWII ends. Nick Nolte stars as Howard Campbell, a playwright living in Germany in the 30s. When war seems imminent, a mysterious American (John Goodman) recruits Howard to become a … Continue reading

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Larger Than Life - * *

This elephant road comedy actually has a few good moments. Bill Murray is a self-absorbed motivational speaker. When his long lost father dies, he travels to the East Coast to claim his inheritance, only to discover that his father was … Continue reading

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Dear God - *

This lightweight comedy is so deathly earnest it forgot the humor. Greg Kinnear is Tom Turner, a con artist, who once caught, is sentenced to work in a steady job for a year. He manages to find a position working … Continue reading

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Bad Moon - 1/2*

An interesting twist can’t save this sloppily written werewolf tale. Michael Pare is an archaeologist whose exploration group has an unfortunate encounter with a werewolf. He is the only survivor, and now is cursed to transform into a half-man half-wolf … Continue reading

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