Twixt

B (out of 5) Francis Ford Coppola dips into the vampire genre with unwatchable results.  A terrible Val Kilmer plays a writer on the decline who finds himself in a dusty little town during a book tour, his tomes on witch hunts still maintaining some potency with readers.  Ornery old Bruce Dern approaches and informs him of … More Twixt

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In Good Company

BB.5 (out of 5) Fifty year-old Dennis Quaid has his life go in the soup when his sports magazine is taken over by a giant corporation and a new management team is moved into his office. Now a twenty-six year-old eager beaver (Topher Grace) who thinks he’s got it all under control is the head … More In Good Company

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Mighty Joe Young

BBBB (out of 5) In this remake of the forties classic, Bill Paxton plays an L.A. Zoo animal researcher who travels to Africa and witnesses a wonder: a fifteen-foot gorilla named Joe. Soon after a hazardous meeting with the great ape, he also meets Joe’s best friend, a beautiful blonde woman (Charlize Theron) who grew up … More Mighty Joe Young

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Heart And Souls

BBBB (out of 5) When four bus passengers (Alfre Woodard, Kyra Sedgwick, Tom Sizemore, David Paymer) are killed in a tragic accident, their afterlife spirits keep company with a young child until he is ten years old and they must break contact with him. Years later, they are brought back to his adult life (played … More Heart And Souls

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City Slickers

BBB.5 (out of 5) Three stressed out city company men and age-old friends (Billy Crystal, Bruno Kirby, Daniel Stern) decide that the perfect way to ease up their workload is a paid Wild West vacation on a cattle ranch. Once there they learn the age-old technique of cattle-herding from a wise cowboy (Jack Palance) who … More City Slickers

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Get Shorty

BBBBB (out of 5) Flawless adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel about a shylock gangster (John Travolta at his coolest) who travels to Los Angeles to collect on an overdue payment and ends up getting interested in the movie business. No shock there, of course, since as it turns out there’s not that much difference between … More Get Shorty

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