Tag Archives: Oliver Platt

Ready to Rumble - 1/2*

Brian Robbins directs this wrestling comedy from Steven Brill’s script. Two fans (David Arquette and Scott Caan) travel to the WCW headquarters to help restore their favorite wrestler (Oliver Platt) to the championship. Rose McGowan, Chris Owens, Joe Pantoliano and … Continue reading

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Gun Shy - * 1/2*

Gun Shy is a scattershot comedy that draws from several trendy genres. Borrowing a page from The Sopranos, or Analyze This, it deals with the psychological anxieties behind the traditional mob movie. In addition, it stirs in some romantic comedy, … Continue reading

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Bicentennial Man - * * 1/2*

What does it mean to be a man? What are the essential qualities, the defining criteria? Based on a pair of Isaac Asimov’s stories, the robot drama, Bicentennial Man, asks these key questions. While its overall analysis is simplistic, there’s … Continue reading

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Lake Placid - * 1/2*

Lake Placid is a simple film to sum up: a giant crocodile in Maine. That’s about it. That one lone sentence fragment aptly summarizes the completely ridiculous premise of this comic thriller. It’s not much of a movie, and what … 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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Simon Birch - * * *

Simon Birch is a film loosely based on John Irving’s novel, A Prayer for Owen Meany. Names, dates, plot elements and places have been changed…so fans of the books should be wary going in. It may not be a faithful … Continue reading

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Bulworth - * *

After a longer than usual absence from the big screen, Warren Beatty has returned in a chancy political comedy. And while it’s not bad when he’s aiming for laughs, the movie switches gears halfway through, attempting to be an earnest … Continue reading

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Executive Decision - * * * 1/2*

Executive Decision is a tense and suspense filled action film starring Kurt Russell and Steven Seagal. When terrorists who seize control of a trans-Atlantic 747 are suspected of possessing unknown amounts of chemical weaponry, the U.S. government is left with … Continue reading

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