Tag Archives: Uma Thurman

The Avengers - * *

With Hollywood’s fascination with television series remakes, it is surprising that no one has tackled The Avengers before. The comically cool spy adventure series seems like just the type of “franchise” material usually sought by the studios. However, franchise hopes … Continue reading

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Les Miserables - * * 1/2*

Modern audiences are more likely to be familiar with Les Misérables from the pop-Broadway musical rather than Victor Hugo’s original tome. Adapted several times for the cinema, this latest effort does a superb job of translating the characters, story, and … Continue reading

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Gattaca - * * *

Gattaca is the rather unusual title for a fairly good science fiction drama. No, its not a prison riot film…rather, its title is a play on the building blocks of DNA (and also the name of a company in the … Continue reading

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Batman & Robin - * *

Batman is back, this time not only saddled with Robin, but Batgirl as well, and facing some of the series’ most lightweight villains to date. Unfortunately, the caped crusader gets no help this time from the filmmakers. A truly awful … Continue reading

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The Truth About Cats and Dogs - * * 1/2*

Nice romantic comedy that’s better than it should be due to the charisma of its stars. Janeane Garofalo stars as Dr. Abby Barnes, a veterinarian who hosts a radio talk show, titled The Truth About Cats and Dogs. Abby is … Continue reading

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Beautiful Girls - * * 1/2*

Relationship story focusing on five guys and their quests for the ideal woman. Timothy Hutton plays Willie, a piano player and the only one of his high school buddies who escaped small town Knight’s Ridge, Mass. Willie returns for his … Continue reading

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A Month by the Lake - * * *

Warm and charming romantic film. Set on an Italian resort in the spring of 1937, it deals with an English woman, Vanessa Redgrave, who is returning after a long while to the resort her father frequented. There she meets a … Continue reading

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