Tag Archive: Alan Silvestri

Allied

BB.5 (out of 5) A Canadian spy (Brad Pitt) working for the British forces during World War II is sent to Casablanca, where he plays house with a French agent (Marion Cotillard) until they… Continue reading

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Maid In Manhattan

BB.5 (out of 5) An honest and hardworking hotel chambermaid (Jennifer Lopez) gets the chance to be a princess for a day when she tries on the discarded clothing of a wealthy guest… Continue reading

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The Mexican

BBB (out of 5) Odd but often entertaining comedy that features humorous performances from its stars, though they hardly share any screen time together. After a very shaky start of watching odd couple… Continue reading

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The Avengers (2012)

BBB (out of 5) Imagine the cinematic version of a cereal multi-pak and you have this combination of superhero films that puts some of Marvel’s most popular moneymakers together in an effort to,… Continue reading

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Fools Rush In

BBB (out of 5) Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek are two strangers in the night who comfort each other to beat their loneliness. He thinks it was just a one-night thing until she shows up… Continue reading

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Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!

B (out of 5) Sylvester Stallone badly wants to break into a comedy career after a decade of Rockys and Rambos, and though he doesn’t have less talent for it than Schwarzenegger, his poor… Continue reading

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G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra

BBB (out of 5) Well, it certainly doesn’t look like the little green guys my friends were playing with in the eighties. In this supercharged action flick, a group of soldiers are transporting… Continue reading

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Van Helsing

B.5 (out of 5) Combining all the classic horror stories and coming up with something so boring isn’t what you’d expect could happen, but this movie proves that any manner of bad filmmaking… Continue reading

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The Mummy Returns

BBB (out of 5) The energetic cast from Stephen Sommer’s 1999 original returns completely intact with the new addition of the main couple’s son. Taking place a few years after the original adventure,… Continue reading

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Father Of The Bride Part II

BBBB (out of 5) Superior sequel to the 1991 original now has the newly married Kimberly Williams, daughter of befuddled dad Steve Martin, announce that she and her husband have a bun in… Continue reading

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Father Of The Bride (1991)

BBB (out of 5) Remake of the 1950 classic with Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor remains fresh and fun forty-one years later, with all of its suburban American values completely intact. Steve Martin is… Continue reading

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Eraser

BBB.5 (out of 5) After a business executive in a high-tech weapons company (Vanessa Williams) agrees to testify against her boss, she finds her life in terrible danger from the bad guys who… Continue reading

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The Quick And The Dead

BB.5 (out of 5) Sharon Stone has a great time parading around this western as a stranger who walks into a dusty old town in the Wild Wild West in search of vengeance. Her… Continue reading

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Fandango

BBB (out of 5) Poignantly written and directed film about the abandoning of youthful pleasures in the face of adult responsibility. A group of college friends in the early seventies leave their own… Continue reading

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Grumpy Old Men

BBB.5 (out of 5) It’s nice to see the odd couple back in action in front of the cameras. Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon are wonderful as two old buddies who bicker constantly… Continue reading

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The Perez Family

BB.5 (out of 5) A Cuban family is trying to adjust to a new life in Miami in this so-so film featuring an excellent cast. Alfred Molina has finally managed to make it… Continue reading

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Stuart Little

BBBB (out of 5) What could be more adorable than a talking mouse outfitted by The Gap? Michael J. Fox winningly voices the little mouse who is adopted by a couple (Geena Davis, Hugh… Continue reading

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Stuart Little 2

BBBB (out of 5) Delightful comedy continues the adventures of E.B. White’s adorable little mouse (voiced by Michael J. Fox) who has been adopted by the Little family. In this instalment, Stuart finds… Continue reading

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What Women Want

BB.5 (out of 5) Mel Gibson is ridiculous in this really, really, really long comedy about a man who is suddenly given the ability to hear the inner thoughts of the women around him… Continue reading

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Overboard

B (out of 5) One of Goldie Hawn‘s worst comedies is this utterly charmless piece of trash co-starring real-life partner Kurt Russell. She plays a millionaire’s wife with an attitude problem who falls… Continue reading

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Identity

BBB (out of 5) In this adequately crafty thriller, ten strangers gather at a roadside motel during a violent thunderstorm that has closed off all the roads around them. A limo driver (John… Continue reading

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Night At The Museum

BBB.5 (out of 5) Ben Stiller is a divorced dad who just can’t get it together; his hare-brained business schemes won’t get off the ground and he’s in financial trouble again, something that… Continue reading

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Captain America: The First Avenger

BBBB (out of 5) More superhero fun from the Marvel universe, this time with the added charm of wide-eyed nostalgia for a bygone era. Scrawny, undersized Chris Evans (made diminutive thanks to some very… Continue reading

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The Bodyguard

BB.5 (out of 5) Whitney Houston made her feature starring debut in this middling thriller that is too shallow to be effective, but makes for brainlessly enjoyable viewing nonetheless. Kevin Costner plays a hardened… Continue reading

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Volcano

B (out of 5) Anne Heche is a bouncy geologist who discovers the hard way that Los Angeles is sitting on a major volcano hot spot and is seconds away from turning into the… Continue reading

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Soapdish

BBB (out of 5) At the beginning of this marginally hilarious comedy, Sally Field plays a soap opera star who receives yet another Daytime Emmy Award for her work on her show The Sun… Continue reading

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Outrageous Fortune

BBBB (out of 5) Two fantastic lead performances plus a clever screenplay by Leslie Dixon make this an outrageously fun comedy to watch. Shelley Long is marvelous as an aspiring actress who falls in… Continue reading

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Flight

BB.5 (out of 5) Denzel Washington is a coke-snorting, booze-guzzling airline pilot whose excellent track record easily covers up his bad habits and helps him forget the trouble he left behind when he… Continue reading

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The Long Kiss Goodnight

BBBB (out of 5) One would have hoped that this excellent performance by Geena Davis would begin a career of her playing more like-minded heroines, but sadly she’s done very little since this action… Continue reading

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

BBBBB (out of 5) An absolute classic, this is the best marriage of live action and animation on film and one of the best detective stories in recent years. Films have tried to… Continue reading

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What Lies Beneath

BBBB (out of 5) Rip-roaring good fun from Robert Zemeckis.  Michelle Pfeiffer lives an idyllic life in the suburbs in a giant house with her husband (Harrison Ford), but succumbs to melancholy when her… Continue reading

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The Polar Express

BB.5 (out of 5) If you can handle how creepy it is, you might find it heartwarming: to begin with, Tom Hanks plays everybody in the movie (creepy), including the young boy, the father,… Continue reading

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Forrest Gump

BBB (out of 5) Tom Hanks stars as a charming simpleton who manages to experience all the important events of the last half of the twentieth century without even realizing it: meeting Elvis and… Continue reading

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Death Becomes Her

BBB (out of 5) Funny, fast-paced black comedy directed with melodramatic verve by Robert Zemeckis, this film succeeds mostly because of its stars. Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn have been best friends and worst enemies… Continue reading

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Contact

BBBB (out of 5) Jodie Foster plays an earnest scientist who spends her whole life searching for extra-terrestrial life and finds vindication when a message is received from outer space. Naturally, it throws the… Continue reading

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Cast Away

BBBB (out of 5) Tom Hanks‘ amazing performance is the best reason to watch this excellent drama.  The second of two films Robert Zemeckis made in the year 2000 (the other being What… Continue reading

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Beowulf

BB.5 (out of 5) It’s no easy task making something entertaining out of the English language’s earliest known narrative work, so don’t be too harsh on Robert Zemeckis if he didn’t make a… Continue reading

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Back To The Future Part III

BBBB (out of 5) The fun continues! When filming began on the set of Back To The Future Part II, the filmmakers decided that they had far too much story for one film… Continue reading

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Back To The Future Part II

BB.5 (out of 5) This one’s plot is so confusing that it’s actually a bit difficult to remember. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) has to travel to 2015 to fix the future of… Continue reading

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Back To The Future

BBBB (out of 5) This first instalment in the popular science-fiction trilogy is still by far the best of the bunch, and one of the most delightful time-travel movies ever made. Michael J.… Continue reading

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Romancing The Stone

BBBBB (out of 5) Delightful entertainment combines exotic adventure, action, comedy and romance in one terrific package, expertly written by Leslie Dixon and enthusiastically directed by Robert Zemeckis. Kathleen Turner is marvelous as a… Continue reading

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Reindeer Games

BB.5 (out of 5) Ben Affleck spends his time in prison witnessing lovelorn cellmate James Frain exchange letters with an equally infatuated young lady (Charlize Theron).  When Frain dies in a prison riot,… Continue reading

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Predator

BBBB (out of 5) A team of deadly commandos are sent into the South American jungle by the CIA on a suicide mission to rescue some downed airmen from terrorists.  Upon arrival they… Continue reading

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Practical Magic

BB.5 (out of 5) Here’s an unfortunate waste: gifted actors, a great germ of an idea for a story (New England witches and their personal problems), all undone by a hackneyed script and… Continue reading

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life

BBBB (out of 5) It’s not that difficult a task to make a sequel that would outdo the very disappointing Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, but this terrific action film manages to be great… Continue reading

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Clan Of The Cave Bear

BB (out of 5) Following the masterpiece of Quest For Fire, a film adaptation of Jean Auel’s famous novel series seemed a perfect idea; sadly, the end result is a lot closer to… Continue reading

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The Abyss

BBBBB (out of 5) Ed Harris leads a team of oceanic miners who spend their days drilling for oil deep below sea level. When a nuclear submarine is destroyed by unknown circumstances near their… Continue reading

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Lilo & Stitch

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Appropriate for all ages, this delightful Disney film showcases the best in family entertainment that the studio is known for.  Drawn with a simpler style of animation than the… Continue reading

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My Stepmother Is An Alien

BB (out of 5) Kim Basinger is such a delightful heroine in this inane comedy, making it a shame that it is otherwise a waste of time. She plays an alien from outer space… Continue reading

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