Cry Wolf

BB (out of 5) A British transfer student (Julian Morris) who’s been kicked out of every prep school in the world arrives at a posh institution and instantly gets in with the misfit crowd of super cool pranksters. Led by a bewitching redhead (Lindy Booth), this snotty clique likes to sneak out after lights out … More Cry Wolf

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U-571

BB.5 (out of 5) Well-intentioned but boring retread of Das Boot that features hunky Matthew McConaughey and a cast of good ole boys (who mysteriously all look the same, I could never tell who was being bumped off) who are sent on a mission to steal a decoding machine from a German U-boat, then end up … More U-571

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Pay It Forward

BB (out of 5) Horrendously cheesy film, its excellent performance by Helen Hunt swamped by directionless direction by Mimi Leder and a hackneyed screenplay. The plot follows the plight of a troubled and shy young boy (Haley Joel Osment, his first post-Academy Award nomination role) who is given an assignment at school to change the world … More Pay It Forward

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