Daily Archives: June 12, 1998

Cousin Bette - * *

With the preponderance of period pieces at the movies during recent years, it doesn’t seem too farfetched that someone would adapt Balzac’s novel Cousin Bette. However, this farcical tale of revenge falters right out of the starting gate and never … Continue reading

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Dirty Work - 1/2*

Like so many other former Saturday Night Live-ers before him, Norm Macdonald attempts to make the jump to feature films…and falls flat on his face. Dirty Work is an embarrassingly bland comic failure. Macdonald stars as Mitch Weaver, a pathetic … Continue reading

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Can’t Hardly Wait - *

Remember the glut of mid-80s teen angst films? Well, apparently every generation needs its own, and Can’t Hardly Wait has picked up the gauntlet. Unfortunately, beyond broad stereotypes and patently obvious social observations, Can’t Hardly Wait has very little to … Continue reading

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Six Days, Seven Nights - * * 1/2*

It’s a traditional setup: put a man and a woman who seemingly hate each other into isolation together and love will bloom. That’s the tried-and-true setup of the new romantic adventure film Six Days, Seven Nights, which gets the setup … Continue reading

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