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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Jaws: The Revenge

B (out of 5) Or, ‘Look Ma, I’ve Got No Hands!’  Lorraine Gary pulled in a criminal salary for this laughable third sequel to the Steven Spielberg classic, one that finally put the last nail in the series’ coffin. Even Michael Caine looks embarrassed to be in this story about how Gary, Roy Scheider’s widow of parts…

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The Crow

BB (out of 5) Adaptation of the popular comic book has its place in film history for being the last film to star Brandon Lee (son of Bruce), who died tragically in a shooting accident during filming.  Several of his scenes were computer graphically recreated to complete production, likely the main reason why a majority of its…

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Star Trek III: The Search For Spock

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Explaining this film’s plot involves giving away the ending of Part II, so if you don’t want me to spoil it for you then just take my word that it’s a wonderful movie and go rent it. If you don’t mind the spoiler, however, I’ll tell you the basics of the…

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Fatal Attraction (1987)

ADRIAN LYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1987.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by James Dearden, based on his short film.  Cinematography by Howard Atherton.  Produced by Sherry Lansing, Stanley R. Jaffe.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Mel Bourne.  Costume Design by Ellen Mirojnick.  Film Editing by Peter E. Berger, Michael Kahn.  Academy Awards 1987.  Golden Globe Awards 1987.   Michael Douglas plays a hapless married man who is left…

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White Palace

BBB.5 (out of 5) Rich, young advertising executive James Spader stops at a local diner and orders food from a forty-something waitress (Susan Sarandon). Somehow, these people from completely different spheres of life manage to take a liking to each other, crossing generational and social barriers and falling deeply in love. Even better, the film itself…

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Lilo & Stitch

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Appropriate for all ages, this delightful Disney film showcases the best in family entertainment that the studio is known for.  Drawn with a simpler style of animation than the computer-graphic-enhanced material that they’ve producing of late, this beautiful film (which looks like a living watercolour painting) centres on a misunderstood little…

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