Freaky Friday

BBBB (out of 5) Surprisingly terrific adaptation of the comedy that originally starred Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris. Jamie Lee Curtis plays an overworked therapist and mother who is about to get married to her boyfriend (Mark Harmon), despite the emotional objections of her difficult teenaged daughter (Lindsay Lohan). The two fight about various mother-daughter conflict…

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The Last Supper

BB (out of 5) A group of liberal singletons accidentally do away with their dinner guest (Bill Paxton), a gentleman who has spent the evening blubbering endless racist and sexist remarks. Deciding that the world is better without him, the group buries him in their backyard and proceeds to invite more members of the human…

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Summer School

BBB (out of 5) Mark Harmon plays a gym teacher who is unwittingly roped in to teaching a summer school course in English to a bunch of underachievers. Never having taught an academic course in his life, he is met not only with the decided resistance of the class but with his own lack of confidence…

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Stealing Home

BB.5 (out of 5) Has-been baseball player Mark Harmon returns to the town of his youth to attend the funeral of an old friend (Jodie Foster) who has committed suicide. While there, he reminisces about his teenage days (his younger self played by William McNamara), particularly the summer when he came of age and met the…

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Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas

0 (out of 5) Painfully unwatchable film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel stars a very funny Johnny Depp in the lead role as Thompson’s alter ego. Benicio Del Toro comes along for the drug-induced ride as Depp’s lawyer when the two of them decide to go to Las Vegas and do a report on a motorcycle…

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Wyatt Earp

BB.5 (out of 5) Bloated epic on the life of the man who cleaned up Tombstone, Arizona. Kevin Costner gives a bland performance that barely carries the three hour running time as Wyatt Earp, who was driven to attempt suicide by the death of his young wife (Annabeth Gish) only to end up a lawman in…

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