Monthly Archives: August 1997

Cop Land - * * *

The latest Sylvester Stallone film isn’t much like a Sylvester Stallone film. Sure, Stallone plays the good guy, and bullets occassionally fly, but there are actually characters and a plot involved here! Cop Land is, at its heart, a morality … Continue reading

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The Full Monty - * *

The Full Monty is another smile-through-the-pain working class British comedy. You know the type…after the evils of Thatcherism squash the common man, the undefeatable human nature of the workers shines through. However, The Full Monty should have stuck with what … Continue reading

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Free Willy 3: The Rescue - * *

That darn whale! He keeps getting into trouble! As if he wasn’t rescued enough in Free Willy and Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, now comes Free Willy 3: The Rescue. I assume Free Willy 4 will be titled Yet … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theory - * * 1/2*

Jerry Fletcher (Mel Gibson) is totally insane. Not the half-insane, half-joking Mel Gibson of the Lethal Weapon series, but a completely raving paranoid schizophrenic. And he’s the hero! Welcome to Conspiracy Theory. Jerry is a New York City cab driver, … Continue reading

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In the Company of Men - * * * 1/2*

Pain. In the Company of Men is the exploration of the amount of pain and mental anguish one human can purposefully cause another. It may sound like a horrible thing to watch, and at times it is. But there is … Continue reading

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Spawn - * *

Spawn, the comic book, has become a cult favorite, and it is obvious why. With its non-traditional anti-hero, with lots of chains and a dollup of satanic imagery, the comics naturally appeal to their anti-establishment natured fans. So it is … Continue reading

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Picture Perfect - * *

The best adjective to describe Picture Perfect is bland. There’s not much here to actively dislike, but not much to like, either Jennifer Aniston stars as Kate Mosley, an independent ad exec. A little too independent. She’s denied raises and … Continue reading

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Air Bud - *

It must say something for how idea-starved Hollywood is these days when a dog who can shoot a basket, rather than appearing on a “Stupid Pet Tricks” segment, is given his own major film feature. What’s next? Danny the Dealmaking … Continue reading

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