Reality Bites

BBB (out of 5) Gen X-ers graduate from college and are unable to find themselves a place in the new ‘real’ world that daunts them.  Winona Ryder displays a dollop of star quality as the valedictorian of her class who even tries working a burger joint after getting her college degree. Her real dream is…

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Elvira: Mistress Of The Dark

BBBB (out of 5) This vehicle for late-night television hostess Elvira (real name Cassandra Peterson) is a classic in the vein of all the badass classics she often hosted on her show. In her onscreen adventure, Elvira abandons her job on television when her great aunt dies and leaves her a creaky old New England…

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You, Me And Dupree

BBB (out of 5) ‘Loveable fuckup’ Dupree (Owen Wilson) loses his job and his apartment and asks to stay over at the house of his best friend Carl (Matt Dillon). Carl has just gotten married to Molly (Kate Hudson), and Dupree’s visit puts a strain on their newlywed happiness that isn’t helped by the terrific…

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Norbit

0 (out of 5) Eddie Murphy has had a few dogs in his highly successful career, but it’s still surprising to think that this piece of garbage could involve him. Teaming up with makeup wizard Rick Baker, Murphy plays three characters: the title role, a soft-spoken dweeb who is raised in an orphanage, an (offensively stereotyped)…

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Romy And Michele’s High School Reunion

BBB.5 (out of 5) Hilarious high school comedy has delightful, bubbly L.A. blondes Romy and Michele (Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow) get invited to their ten-year high school reunion in Tucson, Arizona. They ruminate over past painful experiences at the hands of evil cheerleaders until they realize that they can’t go back unless they have something…

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Wild Orchid II: Two Shades Of Blue

B (out of 5) As if once wasn’t bad enough, Zalman King decided to make a sequel to his boring sexpot thriller. This one has absolutely nothing to do with the original except for the title and its emphasis on the lurid sexual awakening of a young woman. Nina Siemaszko plays an innocent girl who is…

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Daredevil

BB.5 (out of 5) After a little boy is blinded by toxic chemicals during a freak accident, he finds that his remaining sense of hearing is so strong that sound vibrations give him an X-ray vision of the world around him. He develops his newfound ability until his adulthood when he takes to the street…

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Stuck On You

BBBB (out of 5) Walt and Bob Tenor (Greg Kinnear and Matt Damon) are twin brothers who were born conjoined at the hip and have lived that way, quite comfortably, for thirty years (their unequally shared liver accounts for Walt seeming a bit older than Bob). Living a perfectly idyllic life as burger joint owners in…

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Sister Act 2: Back In The Habit

BB.5 (out of 5) All the fun is gone from the original musical comedy that preceded this uninspired sequel. Whoopi Goldberg is brought back into the fray and asked to don the habit for her sweet-singing sisters, this time as musical teacher to a group of high school kids looking to win a talent competition. Lauryn…

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Sister Act

BBBB (out of 5) This tune-filled Disney comedy came out of nowhere to become one of the biggest hits of the year. Whoopi Goldberg is marvelous as a lounge singer and mobster’s girlfriend who needs help from the police to hide out after she sees her boyfriend (Harvey Keitel) bump off a couple of his…

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