Daily Archives: August 14, 1998

Your Friends and Neighbors - * * *

Those familiar with Neil LaBute’s directoral debut, In the Company of Men, know that he knows how to tap the baser instincts of mankind. His second film, Your Friends and Neighbors, continues in the same spirit, showing the depths of … Continue reading

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The Slums of Beverly Hills - * * *

The nostalgia wave for the 1970s rolls on, this time in the guise of a coming of age comedy entitled The Slums of Beverly Hills. The Slums of Beverly Hills follows the path of a destitute family of transients who … Continue reading

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Return to Paradise - * * 1/2*

Return to Paradise is a drama based entirely on a key ethical dilemma. The dilemma itself is a potentially fascinating one, but the film doesn’t fully live up to its potential. Sheriff, Tony and Lewis (Vince Vaughn, David Conrad and … Continue reading

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How Stella Got Her Groove Back - * * *

In 1995, Terry McMillan’s novel Waiting to Exhale opened up a new, untapped, genre of film, the black women’s movie. Now, she and Exhale co-writer Ron Bass have teamed up once again to adapt her novel, How Stella Got Her … Continue reading

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The Avengers - * *

With Hollywood’s fascination with television series remakes, it is surprising that no one has tackled The Avengers before. The comically cool spy adventure series seems like just the type of “franchise” material usually sought by the studios. However, franchise hopes … Continue reading

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Air Bud: Golden Receiver - *

In just a year since the original Air Bud hit the movie theaters, a sequel has hurriedly been made. This despite the fact that the titular star of the original died shortly after the premiere. But don’t let the hurried … Continue reading

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