Tag Archives: Elizabeth Hurley

EDtv - * * *

Instant fame is a dream of many, but at what cost does it come? Director Ron Howard’s latest film, Ed TV, takes a critical look at the price of celebrity. This comedy doesn’t pack as hefty a punch as it … Continue reading

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My Favorite Martian - 1/2*

Another day, another nostalgic sitcom movie adaptation. But, with My Favorite Martian, Hollywood is truly scraping the bottom of the barrel. (Well, one could argue that the barrel scraping started with Car 54, Where Are You? and McHale’s Navy, but … Continue reading

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Permanent Midnight - * 1/2*

David Veloz directs his adaptation of Jerry Stahl’s autobiographical portrait of a Hollywood writer succumbing to the downward spiral of drug addiction. Despite some adequate performances, the film merely treads water with nowhere to go, and nothing to say. Ben … Continue reading

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Austin Powers - * *

Austin Powers is an uneven combination spoof of spy movies and 1960s psychedelia. Mike Myers is Austin Powers, the supercool superspy in 1967 London. When his nemesis Dr. Evil (a Blofeld clone also played by Myers) launches himself into orbit … Continue reading

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Dangerous Ground - * 1/2*

A sloppy screenplay ruins a potentially interesting story in Dangerous Ground. Ice Cube stars as Vusi, a South African radical, who as a boy was smuggled to America for his protection. Now, years later, he returns to his homeland to … Continue reading

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