Tag Archive: Alec Baldwin

Paris Can Wait

BB.5 (out of 5) Diane Lane has accompanied movie producer husband Alec Baldwin to the Cannes Film Festival and is now about to fly with him to the location of a film he… Continue reading

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

BBBB (out of 5) Ethan Hunt is at a low point when this adventure begins, his IMF unit decommissioned by the government and absorbed by the CIA thanks to the protestations of angry… Continue reading

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Still Alice

BBB (out of 5) A successful linguistics professor (Julianne Moore) has her life of non-stop lectures and conferences crumble to pieces when she learns from her doctor that her random forgetfulness and periodic… Continue reading

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The Cat In The Hat

0 (out of 5) It’s rather difficult to decide what’s the worst aspect of this dreadful adaptation of the popular Dr. Seuss novel. Could it be the painfully queasy production design that seems… Continue reading

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Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

BBB (out of 5) Shamefully, the first film to be done with completely realistic three-dimensional animation is saddled with a script that is flat as a board. The voices of Ming-Na Wen, Alec… Continue reading

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The Marrying Man

B.5 (out of 5) A 1940s playboy (Alec Baldwin) is all set to marry his pure hearted lady love (Elisabeth Shue) when disaster strikes: he meets a gorgeous nightclub singer (Kim Basinger, then… Continue reading

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The Last Shot

BBB (out of 5) Hilarious spoof, reportedly based on a true story, brims with vigour and wit and then ends without a satisfying third act. Alec Baldwin plays an FBI agent who comes up… Continue reading

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The Shadow

BB.5 (out of 5) Alec Baldwin plays the lead character, a superhero originally born on a famous radio program decades ago. The Shadow is a former druglord in the Far East who reforms, thanks… Continue reading

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Running With Scissors

BBBB (out of 5) The Addamses are Kooky, the Tenenbaums are Quirky, but these people are just plain Fucked Up. Augusten Burroughs’ heartbreaking memoir has been turned into a savagely funny and heartrending… Continue reading

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It’s Complicated

BBB (out of 5) Ten years after her husband (Alec Baldwin) left her for a much younger woman, Meryl Streep is a confident and adjusted single woman with three kids and a collection of… Continue reading

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Great Balls Of Fire!

BBBB (out of 5) The charismatic music and performance style of fifties rocker Jerry Lee Lewis is captured in this energetic musical, particularly benefiting from the excellent lead performance by Dennis Quaid as Lewis.… Continue reading

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State And Main

BB (out of 5) Ridiculously smug comedy from David Mamet, who apparently thinks that he is the only clean soul in all of Hollywood. An independent film company comes to a tiny town… Continue reading

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The Cooler

BBBB (out of 5) Bust out the cigars, folks, cause Mr. Scorsese’s Casino just got itself a brand new baby brother. Three of the most impressive performances of 2003 sparkle in this nifty… Continue reading

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Heaven’s Prisoners

BBBB (out of 5) Entertaining murder mystery set in the lush tropical atmosphere of Florida stars Alec Baldwin in a role that was meant to become a franchise (author James Lee Burke has written… Continue reading

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The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie

BBBB (out of 5) Come on, who doesn’t love a fry cook who lives at the bottom of the ocean, wears a funky pair of cardboard pants and gets hammered on ice cream… Continue reading

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Cats And Dogs

B (out of 5) Bad special effects and poor editing mar what could have been a charming family for all ages in this insipid comedy. It’s the old cat vs. dog war gone… Continue reading

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Notting Hill

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant shine in this fantastic romantic comedy that is peppered with writer Richard Curtis’ self-honed brand of sparkling wit and brilliant supporting characters. Roberts plays a self-conscious… Continue reading

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The Juror

BB.5 (out of 5) Demi Moore did a double-header turkey show when she followed her box-office failure in Striptease with this lame drama that steals the entire plot from Trial By Jury, which wasn’t much… Continue reading

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Blue Jasmine

BBBB (out of 5) Cate Blanchett leaves New York and heads to San Francisco, formerly a super rich Park Avenue matron and now broke and disgraced in the wake of her former husband (Alec… Continue reading

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The Hunt For Red October

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Jack Ryan’s first adventure is a fantastic thriller, expertly directed by John McTiernan and brilliantly scripted from the novel by Tom Clancy. Alec Baldwin (the best actor to play Ryan… Continue reading

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The Getaway

BB.5 (out of 5) Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger (at the time an offscreen couple as well) remake the 1972 Sam Peckinpah action film starring Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw. Basinger helps Baldwin break out… Continue reading

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Ghosts Of Mississippi

B.5 (out of 5) Usually a terrible drama distinguishes itself from the good ones by being boring; not so with this empty-headed film from Rob Reiner. The proceedings are very easy to get… Continue reading

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The Good Shepherd

BB (out of 5) Talky, boring, ridiculously long political drama, director Robert De Niro’s three hour epic on the creation of the CIA labours under the monotony of quiet conversations. Matt Damon is a… Continue reading

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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

BB.5 (out of 5) Picking up where the last film left off, our former Central Park Zoo inhabitants find themselves enjoying their positions as rulers of Madagascar but long for home. Attempting to… Continue reading

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Working Girl

BBBBB (out of 5) One of the most polished and satisfying comedies of the eighties is this marvelous Cinderella romance starring a fantastic Melanie Griffith.  She plays a hardworking Wall Street clerk who wants… Continue reading

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Elizabethtown

B (out of 5) Cameron Crowe’s successor to the wonderful films Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous is this unmitigated mess that tries to capture the best of both films (basically the quirky romance… Continue reading

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Outside Providence

BBB (out of 5) Alec Baldwin‘s touching performance is the heart of this sharp and moving film about growing up on the wrong side of the tracks. Shawn Hatosy plays a high-schooler from Pawtucket,… Continue reading

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Glengarry Glen Ross

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Fascinating examination of the competitive spirit in the business world. Five real estate agents are put to the test when their home office lets them know that they have… Continue reading

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Married To The Mob

BBBB (out of 5) Michelle Pfeiffer is hilarious in this terrific comedy by Jonathan Demme. She plays a mafia wife who decides to get far away from her husband’s mob connections after he… Continue reading

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The Departed

BBBB (out of 5) Martin Scorsese returns to the mean streets of Gangland (this time in Boston) for a riveting action drama that is as rich in character as it is in torrid… Continue reading

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Beetlejuice

BBB (out of 5) Younger audiences will delight in this totally zany tale directed by Tim Burton; adults might find it gives them a splitting headache. Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis play a… Continue reading

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The Aviator (2004)

BBBBB (out of 5) Scintillating biopic of the millionaire mogul Howard Hughes’ younger years, when his dreams of aviation took him from Texas to Hollywood and then into the skies. Hughes takes his… Continue reading

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The Royal Tenenbaums

BBBBB (out of 5) The creators of Rushmore have returned with an even better comedy, one that centres around a troubled family who have hit rock bottom and need help to be pushed… Continue reading

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Mercury Rising

BB.5 (out of 5) Anyone looking to spend an easy two hours with their favourite action hero will have a good time. Bruce Willis is his usual reluctant hero self, forced to protect a… Continue reading

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Malice

BB.5 (out of 5) Nicole Kidman and Bill Pullman play a happy couple whose lives are destroyed when a surgeon (Alec Baldwin) performs an operation on her under the influence of alcohol and destroys her… Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor

B (out of 5) Complete and utter bore that runs an excessive three hours and is rife with plastic dialogue, overly-photographed scenery and impossibly dull pacing. Ben Affleck (looking like he’s in a… Continue reading

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Looking For Richard

BB.5 (out of 5) Self-indulgent examination of Shakespeare’s bloodbath tragedy Richard III has Al Pacino directing a semi-documentary of himself preparing for a production of the play, while interviewing some famous Hollywood faces about… Continue reading

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Prelude To A Kiss

BBB (out of 5) Incredibly weird romance with its share of interesting moments. Alec Baldwin (who starred in the original play with Mary-Louise Parker) and Meg Ryan play a couple who fall in… Continue reading

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Miami Blues

B (out of 5) Strange and uncomfortable blend of comedy and action as bad guy Alec Baldwin gets out of prison, flies to Miami and goes on a crime spree in the hopes of becoming… Continue reading

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To Rome With Love

BBBB (out of 5) Woody Allen heads to Italy for a delightful, multi-pronged comedy made up of four different narratives, ranging from sweetly comic to absurd. In one of them, a plot lifted… Continue reading

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Alice

BBB.5 (out of 5) This sweet, comic fable by Woody Allen falls short of The Purple Rose of Cairo but has a magical quality of its own worth cherishing. Mia Farrow plays a Manhattan… Continue reading

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