Monthly Archives: August 1997

Kull the Conqueror - * 1/2*

Kevin Sorbo of TV’s Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is trying to break into the movies. Taking a page from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Hercules to Mega-Moviestar Handbook”, he has taken the title role in a swords and sorcery epic adapted from a … Continue reading

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Excess Baggage - *

Excess Baggage is a romantic comedy lacking in romance, comedy or brains. Its star power is its only selling point, but don’t let that sway you. Emily Hope (Alicia Silverstone) is a spoiled rich girl, who only wants attention from … Continue reading

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She’s So Lovely - * * 1/2*

She’s So Lovely boasts a superior cast, excellent characterizations, and a good opening. However, with direction as muddled as the minds of its lead characters, the film ultimately loses sight of where it wants to go. Maureen (Robin Wright Penn) … Continue reading

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Hoodlum - * *

Laurence Fishburne stars in this uninvolving tale of the underworld of Depression-era Harlem. At times it attempts to make a statement, or tries to give the film a unique vision, but it just never gets there. Fishburne plays Ellsworth “Bumpy” … Continue reading

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Money Talks - * * 1/2*

A run-of-the-mill buddy comedy, Money Talks is kickstarted by the rapid-fire banter of its lead, Chris Tucker. His entertaining non-stop barage makes what could have been a dull and bland rehash vibrant and full of humor. Franklin Hatchett (Chris Tucker) … Continue reading

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Mimic - * * *

Why is it that it seems every science fiction horror film in the last eighteen years tries to duplicate Alien? Mimic is the latest example of the trend. And, although overall it is a good, creepy thriller, it could have … Continue reading

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Masterminds - 1/2*

It is time to put an end to the Die Hard genre. After the masterful original Die Hard, we have had to suffer through countless carbon copies. We’ve seen Die Hard on a Boat, on a Plane, on a Train. … Continue reading

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G.I. Jane - * * 1/2*

The “boot camp” film has a long and honorable tradition. Someone is put through incredible duress for a long period of time, and emerges a well-forged soldier. G.I. Jane is the latest film to offer its take. Although it is … Continue reading

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Steel - * *

The mere thought of Shaquille O’Neal as a superhero in armor plating sends shivers of dread down my spine. Combine that with the thought of Judd Nelson as the bad guy, and you can tell this one was a hair … Continue reading

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Event Horizon - 1/2*

Event Horizon is a science fiction horror film that is like a meeting of Hellraiser and Alien, albeit without the creativity or thrills. You might assume that with its truly stellar cast, the film can’t be that bad. Don’t. The … Continue reading

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