Tag Archives: Jeff Daniels

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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Pleasantville - * * 1/2*

Pleasantville is, of all things, a pleasant little film. It asks the question, what would the world be like if everything was perfect? And then it uses that, not only as a launchpad for social commentary on contemporary values, but … Continue reading

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Trial and Error - * *

Director Jonathan Lynn (of My Cousin Vinny) tackles another fish-out-of-water courtroom comedy, but this time with less success. Jeff Daniels stars as Charles, an upwardly mobile L.A. lawyer who is set to marry the daughter (Alexandra Wentworth) of the head … Continue reading

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101 Dalmatians - * *

101 Dalmatians starts out greatly, with some excellent animal training scenes, combined with superb sets, costumes and a grand sense of style. Then it devolves into a half-rate Home Alone with animals. What a waste! Those familiar with the cartoon … Continue reading

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Two Days in the Valley - * *

2 Days in the Valley is a jumbled hodgepodge with an excess of plot masquerading as hip thriller. The movie starts with two hitmen, friendly Dosmo (Danny Aiello) and sociopathic Lee (James Spader) getting ready to kill the ex-husband of … Continue reading

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Fly Away Home - * * 1/2*

Fly Away Home is an enjoyable inspirational film, even if it doesn’t pack much meat. Amy Alden (Anna Paquin) is a girl whose mother dies in a car accident. She reluctantly moves to Canada to be with her reclusive artist … Continue reading

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