Bodies, Rest & Motion

BB.5 (out of 5) Living in the barren landscape of Arizona, Bridget Fonda and boyfriend Tim Roth have decided to leave their life behind and make a new start in Montana.  Over the course of the next two days, they will come into contact with characters that will alter the outcome of their plans, with Roth wandering…

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The Naked Gun: From The Files Of Police Squad

BBBB (out of 5) The first entry of the popular comedy series is definitely the best. Based on the television show Police Squad!, it actually achieved much more fame as a film series than it ever did on the small screen.  Leslie Nielsen is terrific as the deadpan policeman who somehow manages to solve cases without…

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Father Of The Bride Part II

BBBB (out of 5) Superior sequel to the 1991 original now has the newly married Kimberly Williams, daughter of befuddled dad Steve Martin, announce that she and her husband have a bun in the oven. What throws the family for a loop, though, is that mom Diane Keaton announces that she’s got a special delivery of…

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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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The Color Purple

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Whoopi Goldberg makes a beautiful film acting debut as a mistreated woman in Georgia in the early teens and twenties, whose own sad story is surrounded by the misfortunes of close friends around her.  Steven Spielberg directs everyone to one extreme or another throughout–you’re either a big villain or the most noble…

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