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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The Hangover

BBBB (out of 5) A wild Las Vegas bachelor party reduces a party of four to three when they wake up the morning after their fun times and realize that they remember nothing of the night before. Even worse, the missing member of their troupe is the groom (Justin Bartha) who is meant to walk…

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Airplane II: The Sequel

BBB.5 (out of 5) Some of the inspiration is gone, but the laughs are still there. This time, the aircraft in question is a space shuttle that is transporting passengers to the moon. Julie Hagerty is back on board, though she’s been promoted from stewardess to computer navigator, while Robert Hays has been put away in…

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Dog Day Afternoon

BBBBB (out of 5) Brilliant film version of the real-life events surrounding Brooklyn resident Sonny Wortzik, who tries with his pals to rob a bank to pay for his boyfriend’s sex-change operation. It is supposed to be a ten-minute robbery, in and out, but when the police show up the boys have to take some…

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