The Nightmare Before Christmas

BBBB (out of 5) Awe-inspiring animation is the highlight of this excellent musical that teams Disney up with the brilliantly whacky mind of Tim Burton. The story is of Jack Skellington, a skeleton with a pumpkin head who reigns as King of Hallowe’en Town (the place where Hallowe’en comes from, of course). Jack is tired…

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Norbit

0 (out of 5) Eddie Murphy has had a few dogs in his highly successful career, but it’s still surprising to think that this piece of garbage could involve him. Teaming up with makeup wizard Rick Baker, Murphy plays three characters: the title role, a soft-spoken dweeb who is raised in an orphanage, an (offensively stereotyped)…

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Vampire In Brooklyn

BB (out of 5) Eddie Murphy plays an ages-old vampire who arrives by ship in New York and is awakened there; one look at policewoman Angela Bassett and he’s hooked. The film tries to be funny, but its unappetizing combination of screwball comedy and disgusting imagery will keep fans from really warming up to it, even those…

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