Tag Archives: Tommy Lee Jones

Rules of Engagement - * * 1/2*

William Friedkin directs this military drama. Tommy Lee Jones will play a lawyer who once dreamed of being a career soldier, but whose dreams were dashed when he was wounded in combat. Samuel L. Jackson was the soldier who saved … Continue reading

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Double Jeopardy - * 1/2*

Double Jeopardy is a routine thriller that has an interesting, if somewhat implausible, premise mixed with a heavy dose of The Fugitive deja vu. We’re left with a half baked concoction that is more perplexing than thrilling. When we’re introduced … Continue reading

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Small Soldiers - * * *

If Toy Story told the story of what would happen if everyone’s favorite childhood toy came to life, then Small Soldiers tells the story of what would happen if today’s violent action figures sprung to life. The result is a … Continue reading

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U.S. Marshals - * *

Whatever happened to the art of the sequel? OK, I know that, with a few exceptions, sequels have rarely been as good as their predecessors. But at least sequels used to be sequels. These days, you’re more likely to get … Continue reading

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Men in Black - * * *

Aliens are all around us. Disguised as humans, they roam the earth simply trying to blend in. On those occasions when one is discovered, a top secret government agency is dispatched to take care of matters, and cover up the … Continue reading

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Volcano - * 1/2*

A ridiculous script and mediocre special effects mar this ludicrous disaster pic. Mick Jackson’s film covers several storylines, alternating between them in short staccato bursts. The overall premise is that an earthquake opens a volcanic fissure under Los Angeles, causing … Continue reading

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Batman Forever - * * 1/2*

Third installment in the Batman series, with Batman joining forces with Robin for the first time against the villainous Two-Face and the Riddler. Superb visuals. Wonderful effects. But…there are just too many questions. A thoroughly fun movie to sit through, … Continue reading

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