The Exorcist III (1990)

WILLIAM PETER BLATTY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1990.  Morgan Creek Entertainment.  Screenplay by William Peter Blatty, based on his novel Legion.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Carter deHaven.  Music by Barry De Vorzon.  Production Design by Leslie Dilley.  Costume Design by Dana Lyman.  Film Editing by Peter Lee-Thompson, Todd C. Ramsay.  William Peter Blatty takes the franchise over as both…

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RoboCop 2

BBB.5 (out of 5) Paul Verhoeven’s masterful science-fiction drama is given a sequel that, as continuations of magnificent action films go, ain’t half bad.  The Detroit that Peter Weller‘s half-human, half-cyborg crimefighter was invented to clean up has gotten worse in the three years since the last film, with the police force on strike and the city taken…

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Mother’s Boys

BB.5 (out of 5) Ridiculous, gynophobic thriller about a family being terrorized by a jealous ex-wife and mother (Jamie Lee Curtis). Good dad Peter Gallagher is trying to get on with his life following his turbulent divorce, almost succeeding in a relationship with new flame Joanne Whalley. Unfortunately, Curtis wants her family back after having abandoned…

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Irreconcilable Differences

BB.5 (out of 5) Divorce between a couple is one thing, but what do you do when a little girl tells you she wants to divorce her parents? That’s the conundrum a judge faces at the beginning of this mostly entertaining but eventually sloppy comedy, with Drew Barrymore announcing she would like the legal custody her…

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Immediate Family

BBB (out of 5) Touching drama firmly addresses sensitive issues without pretending to have easy solutions for them. Glenn Close and James Woods play a happily married couple whose inability to have children naturally has led them to the route of adoption. They find an unwed, pregnant teenager (Mary Stuart Masterson) who chooses them to be the…

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Unlawful Entry

BB.5 (out of 5) Kurt Russell and Madeleine Stowe get their home broken into one late night and call the police for help. When cop Ray Liotta shows up, he secures their home and takes a second glance at Stowe’s unforgettable beauty. Pretty soon he’s showing up on a regular basis to make sure they’re okay, but really…

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The Fabulous Baker Boys

BBBB (out of 5) Wonderful character-driven drama has very little plot but is laden with atmosphere. Beau and Jeff Bridges play fraternal piano players whose gigs are growing slim in number and whose act is getting stale. They decide that the best way to spiff the party up is to hire a singer, and after a series…

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The Running Man

BBB (out of 5) Enjoyable sci-fi action flick has Arnold Schwarzenegger doing what he does best, flexing his muscles. He plays a wrongly convicted police officer who is sentenced to prison after he disobeys his commanding officer’s orders to open fire on a group of innocent, hungry protesters. This results in him being placed on…

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The Story Of Us

BB.5 (out of 5) Brave performances by Michelle Pfeiffer and Bruce Willis highlight what is otherwise a pretty run-of-the-mill marriage drama, about a couple trying to survive what is a very bitter divorce. The chemistry between the two leads is also enough to make up for the fact that all their separate scenes involving their…

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