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…

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End Of Days (1999)

PETER HYAMS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  USA, 1999.  Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures, Lucifilms.  Screenplay by Andrew W. Marlowe.  Cinematography by Peter Hyams.  Produced by Armyan Bernstein, Bill Borden.  Music by John Debney.  Production Design by Richard Holland.  Costume Design by Bobbie Mannix.  Film Editing by Jeff Gullo, Steven Kemper.   Lord, deliver us from evil studio executives who think the devil is an interesting…

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Space Cowboys

BBBB (out of 5) Enjoyable astronaut drama that goes in The Crew territory of watching old guys ham it up for laughs, but much more effectively. Clint Eastwood directs a great round-up of geriatric talent including James Garner, Donald Sutherland and Tommy Lee Jones as retired astronauts who are required by NASA to go into outer space…

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The Insider

BBBBB (out of 5) Gripping true-life account of tobacco industry insider Jeffrey Wigand’s experience exposing faulty practices at the large tobacco firm he once worked for, and the ordeal it took to get his interview broadcast on 60 Minutes. Al Pacino is in better shape than he’s been in years as Lowell Bergman, the show’s hard-working…

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