Monthly Archives: March 1997

The 6th Man - * 1/2*

The 6th Man is a rather tired sports comedy which starts out promising, but stumbles badly. Antoine and Kenny Tyler (Kadeem Hardison and Marlon Wayans) are two basketball playing brothers on the University of Washington’s team. Antoine is the eldest, … Continue reading

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B.A.P.S. - 1/2*

B.A.P.S. (or Black American Princesses) is a horribly failed satire that should be avoided by all. Nisi (Halle Berry) and Mickey (Natalie Desselle) are two tacky, low class Atlanta girls who travel to Hollywood with the dream of starring in … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Own - * *

The Devil’s Own is a messy, overscripted film that ignores the center of its conflict. Frankie McGuire (Brad Pitt) is an IRA soldier who comes to New York under an assumed name to buy rockets from a shady gun dealer … Continue reading

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Cats Don’t Dance - * * 1/2*

Cats Don’t Dance is a mildly entertaining animated film that tells a familiar story: a small town cat, Danny (voiced by Scott Bakula), comes to Hollywood to make it big. Adversity strikes when he discovers that Hollywood isn’t interested in … Continue reading

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Crash - *

David Cronenberg’s examination of automobile-eroticism is a failed experiment. James Spader stars as James Ballard, a jaded Hollywood producer who is bored with life and spends his time comparing extramarital affairs with his jaded wife, Catherine (Deborah Kara Unger). One … Continue reading

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Selena - * *

Routine biography of the slain Tejano singer. Jennifer Lopez stars as Selena, who has a natural talent for singing. Her father (Edward James Olmos) was a failed musician in the 60s (he was part of a hispanic doo-wop group, failing … Continue reading

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Liar Liar - * * *

Jim Carrey’s best comedy suffers only from a cloying excess of sweetness. He tackles his straightest role, that of attorney, and compulsive liar, Fletcher Reede. His knack for twisting the truth may win him partnership at his law office, but … Continue reading

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Return of the Jedi: Special Edition - * * * 1/2*

The weakest of the three Star Wars films returns in a disappointing update which demonstrates the flaws behind all the new Special Editions. Let me start off by stating that Return of the Jedi is a great film, highly entertaining … Continue reading

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Private Parts - * * *

Howard Stern’s movie debut, while impressive, is unlikely to win him many new listeners. Howard, for those of you who have been out of touch for the last decade, but still manage to have an internet connection, is a “shock … Continue reading

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Jungle2Jungle - 1/2*

Jungle2Jungle is a rather bland, humorless comedy. Tim Allen is Michael, a workaholic commodities broker in New York. Fourteen years ago, his wife (JoBeth Williams) left him to work in the Amazon. Now, Michael is engaged to a beautiful, but … Continue reading

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