Daily Archives: February 14, 1997

Touch - *

Touch is an uneven satire that wastes a potentially intriguing topic. Bill Hill (Christopher Walken) is a con-artist preacher who had a successful practice in the south, but after moving to L.A., he has found himself reduced to selling RVs. … Continue reading

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Vegas Vacation - 1/2*

The Griswold family returns for a third Vacation sequel, hitting miles below the humor of the original, and even below the lesser Christmas Vacation. This time Clark (Chevy Chase) and Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo) take their kids (played this time around … Continue reading

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That Darn Cat - 1/2*

Feeble update of Disney’s 1965 family comedy is a cornucopia of overacting. Christina Ricci stars as a surly teenager (you know, the type in the movies that always dress in black) who hates her small hometown. The only thing she … Continue reading

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Fools Rush In - * * 1/2*

Fools Rush In is a combination of a fairly standard romantic comedy and a rather broadly based cultural conflict farce, and although it has its flaws, it manages to be entertaining nonetheless. Matthew Perry stars as the ultra-WASPy Alex Whitman, … Continue reading

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Absolute Power - * * *

An abrupt ending mars a strong character-driven thriller in Absolute Power. Clint Eastwood directs and stars as Luther Whitney, a master thief on the brink of retirement. However, before he quits, he pulls one job he probably shouldn’t have. He … Continue reading

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