Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events

BBBB (out of 5) The influence of Tim Burton’s work can be felt on every inch of this thoroughly enjoyable children’s horror film, so much so that you’ll wonder if Burton had anything to do with the production (he didn’t, but the production designer, costume designer and cinematographer of Sleepy Hollow are employed here which … More Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events

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Penelope

BB.5 (out of 5) Thanks to a curse placed upon her family centuries earlier when an ancestor impregnated and then abandoned a servant girl, young Penelope (Christina Ricci) is born with the face of a pig, including floppy ears and an adorably snouty mouth. Her aristocratic parents (Catherine O’Hara, Richard E. Grant), fearing the worst, … More Penelope

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Home Fries

BB (out of 5) A messy comedy about a fast-food restaurant employee (Drew Barrymore) who is pregnant with a married man’s child, and becomes the target of his stepsons after they murder him and she accidentally overhears it. Unfortunately, one of the stepsons (Luke Wilson, who was engaged to Barrymore at the time) falls in … More Home Fries

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Monster House

BBB.5 (out of 5) It’s so nice to know there are still politically incorrect people out there who are looking to scare the bejeesus out of children. In fact, this one has more than its share of dark moments that would make it quite unsuitable for the very young, unless of course you want them … More Monster House

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The Paper

BBBB (out of 5) Michael Keaton is excellent as a tabloid reporter whose one twenty-four hour day is the subject of this fast-paced comedy/drama. He has to contend with a hot, breaking story involving a murder in downtown New York, a bitchy editor (Glenn Close) who prefers sales over integrity, a severely pregnant wife (Marisa Tomei) … More The Paper

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