The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1996)

BBB (out of 5) Beautifully animated but overly serious Disney film loosely based on the classic Victor Hugo novel. The Hunchback (voiced by Tom Hulce) is now a lovable, cuddly guy living at the top of a cathedral who offers help to the sexy Esmerelda (Demi Moore) when she inflames the passions of a sexually…

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102 Dalmatians

BBBB (out of 5) The smarmy, overlong and annoying 101 Dalmatians directed by Stephen Herek gets a huge lift from a highly superior sequel, this time directed by Tarzan‘s Kevin Lima. More faithful to the original animated version of the 60s than its predecessor, Lima keeps the pace going and keeps the action lively. This…

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Total Recall (1990)

BBBB (out of 5) Thrilling, original science-fiction film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a construction worker in a futuristic society where people can take cruise vacations on Saturn. After having a recurring dream about a strange woman on Mars, he goes to a dream implantation clinic that specializes in providing memories of trips never taken (at…

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Tarzan

BBBB (out of 5) Gorgeous and lush animated film from Disney has a bastardized version of Edgar Rice Burrough’s original tale, but a wonderful upbeat feel that makes it perfect viewing for its target audience of children and their families.  Minnie Driver is delightful as the voice of Jane, a woman exploring the dense jungles of…

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Anastasia (1997)

BBBB (out of 5) A gorgeous musical score is the best thing about this wonderful animated film. It tells a version of the Romanov legend, when all of St. Petersburg is abuzz after the tragic massacre of the entire royal family with the rumour that the youngest daughter, Anastasia (Kirsten Dunst) has escaped. In reality…

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The Lion King

BBBB (out of 5) One of Disney’s most lucrative films is this lovingly animated classic about a young lion (voiced by Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Matthew Broderick at different ages) who returns from being exiled from his pride to reclaim his birthright from his evil uncle (played with delicious villainy by a scene-stealing Jeremy Irons). This animated…

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Ruthless People

BBBB (out of 5) Fantastic comedy that relaunched Bette Midler‘s movie career and helped boost Danny DeVito‘s as well. She plays the spoiled rich heiress to a clothing company whose husband (DeVito) hates her guts and is planning to murder her. Lucky for him that she gets kidnapped by his disgruntled former employees (Judge Reinhold,…

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