Tag Archive: Sharon Stone

Mothers and Daughters

BB (out of 5) The relationships between generations of women is explored by a stunning cast in this sappy melodrama. Christina Ricci has found out a hard truth about her family that has made… Continue reading

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Fading Gigolo

B.5 (out of 5) Packing up the last inventory while closing his book store, impending retiree Woody Allen tells friend and sometimes assistant John Turturro that he has stumbled upon a terrific proposition for… Continue reading

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Simpatico

BB.5 (out of 5) Moderately successful character drama is actually an improvement over Sam Shepard’s talky and convoluted play. Jeff Bridges plays a successful Kentucky racehorse mogul whose dirty past is brought back to… Continue reading

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Irreconcilable Differences

BB.5 (out of 5) Divorce between a couple is one thing, but what do you do when a little girl tells you she wants to divorce her parents? That’s the conundrum a judge… Continue reading

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Intersection

B (out of 5) In the middle of a possibly fatal car crash, Richard Gere contemplates the two women in his life, a sexless marriage to Sharon Stone and a loveless affair with Lolita Davidovich.… Continue reading

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The Quick And The Dead

BB.5 (out of 5) Sharon Stone has a great time parading around this western as a stranger who walks into a dusty old town in the Wild Wild West in search of vengeance. Her… Continue reading

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Catwoman

BB.5 (out of 5) All hail Pussy Power! This movie is tacky and way too mired in cheesy modern action movie cliches, not to mention it has an incredibly bland leading lady, but… Continue reading

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Sliver

B (out of 5) Laughable adaptation of Ira Levin’s novel retains the title and a slight notion of the original plot, making the rest up as it goes along. Joe Ezterhas’s ridiculous script… Continue reading

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Beautiful Joe

BBB (out of 5) Don’t be fooled by the slick heist-film-like appearance of the video cover: this one’s all heart. Billy Connolly stars as a terminally ill man who decides his life as an… Continue reading

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The Specialist

BB.5 (out of 5) If you miss the good old days of Sylvester Stallone in movies like Cobra and Rambo, you’ll have a great time watching this collection of big bombs and naked breasts.… Continue reading

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Sphere

BB.5 (out of 5) Disappointing adaptation of Michael Crichton’s (much better) novel about the discovery of a spaceship on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Psychiatrist Dustin Hoffman, math geniuses Samuel L. Jackson and… Continue reading

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He Said, She Said

BB.5 (out of 5) What’s the difference between how men and women view relationships? The answer is purported to be here in this romantic comedy, where opposing journalists Elizabeth Perkins and Kevin Bacon examine the… Continue reading

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A Different Loyalty

BB.5 (out of 5) Marek Kanievska reunites with his Another Country star Rupert Everett but the results are not as potent in this lame thriller. Everett is once again an idealistic Englishman betraying his… Continue reading

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Lovelace

BB (out of 5) The most famous oral sex in cinema history might not seem like much to be proud of, but there is something to be said about the effect that the… Continue reading

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Year Of The Gun

BBB (out of 5) Andrew McCarthy plays an American journalist living in Italy during the 1970s, reporting on the terrorism being caused by the Red Brigade. His involvement gets heated up when the… Continue reading

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Broken Flowers

BBBB (out of 5) Offbeat, dryly humorous tale in which Bill Murray is Lost In Translation-level good as an aging Don Juan (aptly named Don Johnson) whose latest girlfriend has just left him… Continue reading

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Where Sleeping Dogs Lie

BB (out of 5) In this ridiculous thriller, Dylan McDermott plays a struggling writer trying to make it in the world of literature, spending his days as a real estate agent to get by… Continue reading

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Cold Creek Manor

BBB.5 (out of 5) Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone play a big-city couple who decide to move out to the country when life in the metropolis proves to be too exhausting and dangerous, she giving up… Continue reading

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Gloria (1999)

BBB (out of 5) Sharon Stone‘s gutsy performance is the best reason to watch this adequately done but premature remake of John Cassavetes’ 1980 gangster film (that starred his wife Gena Rowlands, who… Continue reading

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Basic Instinct

BB.5 (out of 5) Sharon Stone is fantastic, daring to make a trashy film almost respectable, as a femme fatale mystery writer who is the prime suspect when a rock star is murdered… Continue reading

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Total Recall (1990)

BBBB (out of 5) Thrilling, original science-fiction film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a construction worker in a futuristic society where people can take cruise vacations on Saturn. After having a recurring dream about… Continue reading

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The Last Action Hero

BB (out of 5) Movie industry analysts were flabbergasted when this film opened and audiences stayed away in droves. How could an action movie with a fantasy-genre plot and a star like Arnold… Continue reading

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Bobby

BBB.5 (out of 5) It’s June 6, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, the entire building abuzz with anticipation as guests await the arrival of America’s possible next president, Robert Kennedy.… Continue reading

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Blood And Sand (Sangre Y Arena)

BB (out of 5) Anything Sharon Stone did pre-Basic Instinct will only really be watched by fans who want to see what her career was like before she was a movie star, and… Continue reading

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Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol

B (out of 5) Not that the Police Academy movies had much going for them in the first place, but by this point they were really starting to run out of steam. In… Continue reading

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Scissors

BBB (out of 5) Sharon Stone fans should definitely check out this cheesy little thriller. She plays a temp worker who is one day sent to a strange, ultra-modern apartment for a quick… Continue reading

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Above The Law

BBB (out of 5) Ex-fight choreographer Steven Seagal’s first starring role was the movie that started it all (depending on your tastes that’s either a good or bad thing). In this simple, enjoyable… Continue reading

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Antz

BBB.5 (out of 5) The sophisticated wit in this computer-animated comedy might go over most little tots’ heads.  Adults, however, will enjoy seeing an ant with a serial number instead of a name… Continue reading

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Casino

BBBB (out of 5) Fantastic Martin Scorsese gangster film about the Camelot-like rise and fall of a casino empire. Robert De Niro plays an ace bookie who is chosen by his hood friends… Continue reading

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The Mighty

BBB.5 (out of 5) Touching, heartfelt drama based on the novel Freak The Mighty by Rodman Philbrick, about an overgrown, delayed pre-teen named Max (Elden Henson) suffering under the weight of his adolescent angst. His life… Continue reading

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Diabolique

BB.5 (out of 5) This film remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot’s classic French thriller of the same name is not nearly as exciting or stylish as its predecessor. Don Roos’ script tries to breathe… Continue reading

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Basic Instinct 2

B.5 (out of 5) In the opening scene of this sequel to the 1992 Paul Verhoeven-Joe Eszterhas headliner, Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone) drives her sports car at top speed through London’s strangely deserted night… Continue reading

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Alpha Dog

BBB.5 (out of 5) Issues of peer pressure and the desire to fit in are applied to young people involved in organized crime in this absorbing , fact-based drama. Los Angeles drug dealer… Continue reading

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The Muse

BB (out of 5) If I were to give Sharon Stone the entire star rating for this film it would rank a five. She’s excellent as a woman claiming to be a real live… Continue reading

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Last Dance

BB (out of 5) If this film were equal to Sharon Stone‘s performance in the lead, it would be so much more than a bad ripoff of Tim Robbin’s highly superior Dead Man… Continue reading

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Action Jackson

BB.5 (out of 5) Mundane, routine thriller features a great lead character mired in a simple storyline. Carl Weathers is terrific as the title hero, a tough Detroit cop who discovers that an automobile… Continue reading

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Picking Up The Pieces

BB (out of 5) Here’s a film that tries to be adorably weird but is just bad. New York-relocated-to-Texas butcher Woody Allen decides he’s had it with his philandering wife (an adorable Sharon… Continue reading

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Searching For Debra Winger

BBB.5 (out of 5) Alternately fascinating and disappointingly shallow, this terrific concept has Rosanna Arquette interviewing successful women in Hollywood about being female in the male-dominated movie business. Her inspiration was the news that… Continue reading

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Stardust Memories

BB.5 (out of 5) One of Woody Allen’s less inspired works, this bitter film is the director’s response to the criticism he received for the post-Annie Hall change in his style. He plays… Continue reading

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