13 Going On 30

BBBB (out of 5) It’s 1987, and 13 year-old Jenna Rink is desperate to fit in with the cool kids at school. She even goes as far as alienating her geeky best friend Matt at her birthday party in order to impress ‘in-crowd’ ringleader Lucy. When she’s sprinkled with some birthday wishing dust and announces … More 13 Going On 30

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Starsky & Hutch

BB (out of 5) The popular cop show of the seventies is brought to the big screen as an uncomfortable mix of groovy parody and straight whodunit. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson play the titular characters, two disciplinary cases on the force who are put together as an attempt by their superior officer to straighten them both … More Starsky & Hutch

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Showgirls

0 (out of 5) Elizabeth Berkley is absolutely hideous (and strangely hilarious) as a blonde idiot travelling through Los Angeles looking for a life. Let me save you the two hours: she never finds one. What she does find, however, is the opportunity to be a star, so after doing a stint stripping at a … More Showgirls

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Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit (1993)

BILL DUKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  USA, 1993.  Touchstone Pictures.  Screenplay by James Orr, Jim Cruickshank, Judi Ann Mason, based on characters created by Joseph Howard.  Cinematography by Oliver Wood.  Produced by Scott Rudin, Dawn Steel.  Music by Miles Goodman.  Production Design by John DeCuir Jr..  Costume Design by Francine Jamison-Tanchuck.  Film Editing by John Carter, Pembroke J. Herring, Stuart H. … More Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit (1993)

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The Birdcage

BBB.5 (out of 5) Hysterical adaptation of the popular French comedy classic La Cage Aux Folles isn’t as well written as the original, but is still provides plenty of good laughs.  Robin Williams and Nathan Lane are a couple who are delighted when son Dan Futterman appears at their South Beach home for a visit, announcing that he is … More The Birdcage

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