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Patch Adams - * * 1/2*

In Patch Adams, Robin Williams portrays a real-life doctor struggling to reform the impersonal medical system with a human touch. It’s a good premise, and Williams seems to be perfect for the role…perhaps a bit too perfect. The film is … Continue reading

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Very Bad Things - * 1/2*

Peter Berg directs this messy (in more ways than one) black comedy. But while it certainly is dark and morbid…someone forgot the laughs in this dreary film. Very Bad Things tells the tale of a bachelor party that goes horribly … Continue reading

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The Waterboy - * * 1/2*

After his attempt to broaden his appeal with The Wedding Singer, Adam Sandler returns back to familiar ground in The Waterboy. It may not be terribly innovative, but Sandler’s in peak form, and he delivers a humorous (if predictable) comedy. … Continue reading

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Orgazmo - *

Orgazmo is a movie that feels like one of those “before they were famous” photos. Made by the creators of South Park, before that show ever hit the air, this spoof of “adult” films and kung-fu movies shows some comic … 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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Clay Pigeons - * * 1/2*

Clay Pigeons is the sort of wacky dark comedy that tries to be irreverent right off the bat. But, unfortunately, it’s about halfway through before it settles into a good comedic groove. Luckily, if you stick it out, there’s something … Continue reading

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Rush Hour - * * *

Brett Ratner, the director behind Chris Tucker’s surprisingly funny buddy comedy Money Talks, tackles yet another Chris Tucker buddy comedy with Rush Hour. Can lightning strike twice? Yes, particularly when Jackie Chan gets involved. James Carter (Chris Tucker) is a … Continue reading

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Wrongfully Accused - *

Talk about beating a dead horse. Leslie Nielsen is still trying to squeeze the last drop of humor out of the spoof comedy. Give up! It’s bone-dry, as his latest comedic train wreck, Wrongfully Accused, can attest. The film roughly … Continue reading

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