Tag Archive: Sigourney Weaver

Exodus: Gods and Kings

BB.5 (out of 5) They were raised as the two princes of Egypt, Ramses (Joel Edgerton) in position to take over after the death of his ailing father (John Turturro) while adopted brother Moses… Continue reading

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Ghostbusters

BBB.5 (out of 5) Ivan Reitman’s comedy classic has been updated to the new millennium but not a new setting as slimy creatures of the paranormal once again terrorize citizens of New York.… Continue reading

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Finding Dory

BBBB (out of 5) Pixar returns to one of its most adored tales for a sequel to Finding Nemo, the story of a loving clownfish (Albert Brooks) who crossed the ocean to find his missing son.… Continue reading

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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Jag Ar Ingrid)

BBBB (out of 5) A richly enjoyable valentine to one of the cinema’s greatest performers, for the celebration of her centenary. Originally from Sweden, Ingrid Bergman grew up the adored child of her… Continue reading

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Vamps

BB.5 (out of 5) Alicia Silverstone plays a vampire who has been roaming Manhattan since the 1840s when her stem (Sigourney Weaver) turned her into a bloodsucker.  In the nineties, Silverstone was given a… Continue reading

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Tadpole

BB.5 (out of 5) This shallow little story made in the early stages of digital guerilla filmmaking is about a fifteen year-old Manhattanite (Aaron Stanford) returning from boarding school for Thanksgiving weekend with… Continue reading

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The Guys

BBB (out of 5) Anthony LaPaglia is called upon to give a eulogy at the funeral of his fellow firefighters who died in the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Feeling… Continue reading

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The Village

B (out of 5) This chapter in M. Night Shyamalan’s trove of scary tales is one of the most pretentiously idiotic pieces of tripe that you’ll ever see. It takes place in the… Continue reading

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Dave

BBBB (out of 5) Delightful political comedy, featuring a brilliant screenplay by Gary Ross and intelligent direction by Ivan Reitman. When the President of the United States (Kevin Kline) is taken gravely ill… Continue reading

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Ghostbusters (Ghost Busters)

BBBB (out of 5) After three scientists (Bill Murray, who is terrific, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis) investigating supernatural phenomena are fired from their university and have their grants taken away, they set up… Continue reading

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Ghostbusters II

BBB (out of 5) Tepid sequel finds the gang of Ghostbusters living on skid row now that the city is cleaned of all its paranormal activity and they’ve become a big joke. Working… Continue reading

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Galaxy Quest

BBBB (out of 5) Marvelous science-fiction comedy about a troupe of has-been actors who were once stars of a Star Trek-like television show called Galaxy Quest, now making most of their money at… Continue reading

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Baby Mama

BB (out of 5) A highly successful business woman (Tina Fey) finds herself anxious to become a mother but unwilling to wait for her Prince Charming. Deciding to have a child on her… Continue reading

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Infamous

BB (out of 5) Comparisons to Bennett Miller’s Capote, which was filmed at the same time and was released barely a year before this one, are inevitable and not likely to win audiences… Continue reading

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Heartbreakers

BB.5 (out of 5) Disappointing comedy that should have been better considering the talent involved. Sigourney Weaver is eye-popping as a con artist who, between jobs taking men for all they’re worth, has a… Continue reading

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Get Bruce

BBB.5 (out of 5) Fun documentary that chronicles the career of one of the most successful comedy writers in show business today, Bruce Vilanch. After an auspicious debut as a writer for the… Continue reading

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Alien Resurrection

BBBB (out of 5) Excellent entry in the Alien series is nowhere near the brilliance of the first two (Alien, Aliens) but is a considerable improvement upon the lackluster Alien 3. Sigourney Weaver‘s… Continue reading

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Be Kind Rewind

B.5 (out of 5) In this unholy mess of a film, Mos Def manages a failing video store in a run-down New Jersey tenement for his honorary adoptive father (Danny Glover).  Jack Black… Continue reading

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The Cabin In The Woods

BB.5 (out of 5) A group of college kids go out to a secluded cabin in the woods for the usual drinking and canoodling and, what else is new, a madman appears and… Continue reading

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1492: Conquest Of Paradise

BB (out of 5) This Ridley Scott disaster chronicles Christopher Columbus discovering America, trying to maintain a peaceful colony there until the Spanish government recalled him to Europe. Gerard Depardieu puts a lot of energy into… Continue reading

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Alien

BBBBB (out of 5) In space, no one can hear you scream, but since most movie theatres are situated on the planet Earth, feel free to shriek your heart away. Some of the… Continue reading

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The Year Of Living Dangerously

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Another exceptional early eighties film about political conflict in a third-world country, this is also another golden notch in Peter Weir’s impressive career belt. Mel Gibson stars as a… Continue reading

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You Again

BBB (out of 5) As a teenager, Kristen Bell was awkward and geeky, plagued by acne and hidden behind giant glasses, and naturally the instant target of the popular mean girls on the cheerleading… Continue reading

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A Map Of The World

BBB.5 (out of 5) Compelling drama based on Jane Hamilton’s esteemed novel, about a city woman turned farm wife (Sigourney Weaver) who is bested by the law of the land. Weaver hasn’t in… Continue reading

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Holes

BBB.5 (out of 5) Delightful family film adapted from the popular novel by Louis Sachar. Shia LeBeouf is an unlucky pre-teen whose accidental encounter with a pair of stolen running shoes lands him… Continue reading

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Working Girl

BBBBB (out of 5) One of the most polished and satisfying comedies of the eighties is this marvelous Cinderella romance starring a fantastic Melanie Griffith.  She plays a hardworking Wall Street clerk who wants… Continue reading

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Red Lights

BBB.5 (out of 5) Psychics, mediums and telekinetics abound everywhere, and Sigourney Weaver is determined to take them all down. She is excellent as a forthright and skeptical researcher who travels the world… Continue reading

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The Ice Storm

BBBBB (out of 5) America’s coming-of-age in the seventies is represented by the dramatic events in an average suburban family, who find themselves unable to deal with the lifestyle changes surrounding them: key… Continue reading

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Snow White: A Tale of Terror

BB.5 (out of 5) An attempt to bring a little bit more fear to the Grimm Brothers story of generational warfare is admirable but, frankly, unnecessary in this unimpressive thriller. Monica Keena is… Continue reading

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Death And The Maiden

BBBB (out of 5) Sigourney Weaver‘s awe-inspiring personality rules this exciting adaptation of the hit play of the same name, in which she and husband Stuart Wilson live peacefully in a secluded home… Continue reading

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WALL-E

BBBBB (out of 5) A lonely trash-compacting robot lives on an abandoned planet Earth, spending his days cleaning up a garbage-choked Manhattan and enjoying the tunes that he hears on an old videotape… Continue reading

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Alien 3

BB (out of 5) The much anticipated follow-up to the outstanding success of Aliens turned out to be a debacle before it was even shot, marred by changes in the crew (Vincent Ward… Continue reading

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Avatar

BBB.5 (out of 5) James Cameron returns to the director’s chair twelve years after the success of Titanic to make another superbly expensive adventure. Where his wonderful epics usually hit emotional points as… Continue reading

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Aliens

BBBBB (out of 5) A masterful combination of science-fiction, horror and action, not to mention family drama, this James Cameron classic is a textbook example of Hollywood filmmaking as both entertainment and thought-provoking political… Continue reading

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Happily N’Ever After

B (out of 5) Just how many revisionist versions of Cinderella do we need before we’ve had enough? This abysmal animated film is a sad attempt to capture the persnickity joy of Shrek… Continue reading

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Company Man

BB.5 (out of 5) Douglas McGrath plays an earnest American grammar teacher whose wife (Sigourney Weaver) aspires to higher social standing. Unable to take the pressure from her or his father-in-law anymore, McGrath lies… Continue reading

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Jeffrey

BBB.5 (out of 5) Paul Rudnick’s hysterical off-Broadway play has been turned into a stagy but equally funny film. Directed by the original theatrical director, Christopher Ashley, the film version actually deserved someone… Continue reading

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Gorillas In The Mist

BBBB.5 (out of 5) This fascinating film follows Dian Fossey (Sigourney Weaver) through her career from her early days as a woman who was looking for work that would allow her to follow her… Continue reading

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Copycat

BBBB (out of 5) Serve up a creepy, gratuitously disgusting film like Seven with Brad Pitt and it is mistaken for tough filmmaking. Deliver a much more intelligent (and flashier) thriller with Hitchcockian… Continue reading

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Annie Hall

BBBBB (out of 5) La dee da, la la. Woody Allen takes a sharp turn away from slapstick and gives birth to comedy genius. Natural, observant dialogue and moments of romantic poignancy chart the… Continue reading

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