The Wedding Planner

BB.5 (out of 5) This sparkling romantic comedy starts off with such a lively step and good humour, then gives in to sappy sentimentality and weak plot movements in its conclusion. Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Lopez couldn’t be better as star-crossed lovers who click on their first meeting, she a high-anxiety wedding planner with a utility belt … More The Wedding Planner

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Pay It Forward

BB (out of 5) Horrendously cheesy film, its excellent performance by Helen Hunt swamped by directionless direction by Mimi Leder and a hackneyed screenplay. The plot follows the plight of a troubled and shy young boy (Haley Joel Osment, his first post-Academy Award nomination role) who is given an assignment at school to change the world … More Pay It Forward

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She’s All That

BB.5 (out of 5) Teens will find much to enjoy in this forgettable little comedy that takes a youthful spin on Pygmalion (when oh when will these classics-adapted-for-teens ever stop? At least Clueless and Ten Things I Hate About You were clever). Rachael Leigh Cook overdoes the devoted geek bit as a young woman romanced by … More She’s All That

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Wedding Crashers

B (out of 5) This is the kind of movie that stupid people watch and say things like ‘I just wanted something fun to help me forget my troubles’.  If forgetting your troubles requires indulging in lame-ass eighties-style titty jokes, gay stereotypes, guys calling each other ‘pussy’ and turning Jane Seymour into an object of humorous … More Wedding Crashers

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Point Break (1991)

KATHRYN BIGELOW Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Japan/USA, 1991.  Largo Entertainment, JVC Entertainment Networks.  Story by Rick King, W. Peter Iliff, Screenplay by W. Peter Iliff.   Cinematography by Donald Peterman.  Produced by Peter Abrams, Robert L. Levy.  Music by Mark Isham.  Production Design by Peter Jamison.  Costume Design by Colby P. Bart, Louis Infante.  Film Editing by Howard E. Smith.  After a series of … More Point Break (1991)

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