Tag Archives: Alec Baldwin

Mercury Rising - *

Bruce Willis needs to stay away from straightforward action pictures. Mercury Rising adds to a growing list (including such stinkers as The Jackal, Last Man Standing, Striking Distance and The Last Boy Scout) of stale actioners he has headlined. And … Continue reading

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The Edge - * * *

Several genres meet at The Edge. At it’s core, it’s a thriller, yet it also has elements of a buddy movie, a wilderness adventure, a monster movie and a character drama. Director Lee Tamahori stitches together all these disparate elements … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Mississippi - * *

Rob Reiner’s latest film takes the tragedy of the murder of Medgar Evers and turns it into a watered down Grishamesque southern lawyer story. In very quick opening scenes, we learn that the racist Byron De La Beckwith (James Woods) … Continue reading

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Looking for Richard - * * * 1/2*

What is Shakespeare? Why are his works so reknowned, and why is it so difficult to successfully deliver one of his plays to an American audience? These are a few of the questions Al Pacino poses and attempts to answer … Continue reading

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Heaven’s Prisoners - * * 1/2*

Surprisingly enjoyable thriller packed with all the typical characters you’d come to expect. Alec Baldwin plays Dave Robicheaux, an ex-cop and recovering alcoholic. He’d like nothing more than to retire at his bait shop on the bayou with lovely wife … Continue reading

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The Juror - * 1/2*

Meandering hodgepodge of a courtroom/mafia thriller that makes you long for the shortness and efficiency of real jury duty. Demi Moore stars as Annie Laird, a single mother and part time tactile sculptor, who decides to serve on the jury … Continue reading

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