Monthly Archives: October 1998

Bride of Chucky - * 1/2*

After a seven-year absence, Chucky, the killer doll, has returned. Yes, Chucky has been shot, stabbed, incinerated, melted, and chopped into teeny-tiny bits, but each time he comes back. The world probably doesn’t need another Child’s Play sequel…but, if it … Continue reading

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Beloved - * * * 1/2*

The movie Beloved is rather like it’s title character: unusual, disorienting and not quite what you’d expect. However, that’s not to say that the film isn’t good (which it is), but rather that it’s a difficult beast to classify. It’s … Continue reading

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One Tough Cop - *

If you couldn’t tell by the title, One Tough Cop is about, well, one tough cop. It’s a by-the-numbers cop drama filled to the gills with generic characters, generic situations and generic dialogue. Stephen Baldwin stars as NYPD detective Bo … Continue reading

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The Mighty - * * * 1/2*

The Mighty is a very good film, saddled with a very perplexing advertising campaign. Based upon Rodman Philbrick’s novel Freak the Mighty, someone somewhere apparently objected to the word ‘Freak’, which has been inexplicably jettisoned. To follow that up, the … Continue reading

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Holy Man - *

Billed as an Eddie Murphy comedy, viewers should beware of Holy Man. Though it does feature Eddie Murphy, there’s precious little comedy here in this tired romantic comedy set amid a television-age satire. GBSN (The Good Buy Shopping Network) is … Continue reading

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The Impostors - * * * 1/2*

Following the art house success Big Night, Stanley Tucci has set his sights on making a screwball comedy. With a top notch cast, and plenty of good humor, The Impostors is warmly reminiscent of the great screwball comedies of old. … Continue reading

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A Night at the Roxbury - *

Ah, yet another film has emerged from the apparently bottomless fool’s goldmine known as Saturday Night Live. Very rarely, an unexpected movie gem will emerge from the skit-based comedy show. But that is not the case with A Night at … Continue reading

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Antz - * * *

In what seems to be the most unusual film trend of late, two studios are offering competing computer-animated-bug films. The first one out of the gate is Antz, the first animated film from Dreamworks SKG. Although not up to the … Continue reading

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