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SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE pits the Man of Steel against Nuclear Man,
Lex Luther's newest creation while ridding the world of nuclear weapons.
This is easily the worst of the SUPERMAN movies, and it was doomed to fail
right from the start. Cut from its original 134-minute version, it is full
of plot holes resulting in a movie with some scenes that just don't make any
sense, but even with the extra 45 minutes intact, the movie still wouldn't
work because the special effects are cheap and ridiculous, and it shows.
Unless you are a diehard fan of the Superman genre, this movie should be
1 out of 5
NOTHING TO LOSE is Martin Lawrence's finest hour and is really one of the
very few films to showcase his comedic talent. Lawrence plays a jobless
carjacker who meets a depressed executive (Tim Robbins) who is having a very
bad day. The two team up for a wild adventure consisting of robberies, car
chases and other encounters while being pursued by not only the police, but
two rival criminals as well. While the chemistry between Lawrence and
Robbins is quite strong, the highlight of the film is Lawrence at home
getting his face smacked repeatedly by his mother. Simply put, this is
Martin Lawrence's best movie.
4 out of 5
WAYNE'S WORLD is actually one of the best SNL-inspired comedies ever made.
Mike Myers and Dana Carvey are way cool as Wayne and Garth. It's just
shameful that the movie contains mostly wasted music...HYUH, RIGHT, if
monkeys fly out of my butt. I think it the music here is excellent. Tia
Carerre is hot as Wayne's love interest, and Rob Lowe does a fine job as the
con artist who buys Wayne and Garth's show. Believe me, it's
4 out of 5
Excellent urban drama depicting the lives of three friends who work at a
plant, and plan revenge on their boss. Pryor is great in the lead role,
which is probably his best performance in a movie. Schrader does a fine
in his directorial debut and makes this film a pure enjoyment. Bravo for
Keitel and Kotto in their supporting roles. A highly underrated film that
deserves much better than it got.
4 out of 5
Brought by the makers of AIRPLANE, RUTHLESS PEOPLE is a laugh riot of a
movie. Danny DeVito leads the pack as a greedy millionaire who plans to
murder his wife for her money, but becomes rapturous when she is kidnapped.
DeVito is hilarious in the lead role. Judge Reinhold delivers a wacky
performance as the kidnapper. Helen Slater does a great job and she's
also beautiful as the kidnapper's fashion designer wife, but the real star
of the movie is Bette Midler, as DeVito's kidnapped wife. Though this movie
lacks a little bit of the quality that AIRPLANE had, it still has its share
of really good performances and hilarious one-liners. Great
4 out of 5
TURNER AND HOOCH teams Tom Hanks with an unlikely murder witness: a
slobbering junkyard dog named Hooch. This is an okay film for another one
of Hanks's underachievers, and is actually an entertaining one to watch.
It's not the dog that K-9 was. The story here is much better, the
is much stronger and the movie doesn't try as hard. Certainly Hanks's
underrated film, and highly recommended for people with pets in their
3 out of 5
Haim gives his overall best performance as the 14-year-old title character
who has a crush on new girl Green and they bond during the summer, but by
the time school begins, he gets teased by the jocks and Green leaves him out
in the cold and has eyes for football hunk Sheen, who has become Lucas's
bodyguard. Fraught with rejection and neglect, Lucas attempts to prove
himself worthy by trying out for the football team, which he knows is no
easy task for a boy his age. Unlike many other teen movies, LUCAS gives us
a character that we can actually relate to, and the other characters fit in
perfectly. One of the best teen movies of the 80's.
4 out of 5
JURY DUTY is exactly what you would expect from Pauly Shore: obnoxious,
silly and ridiculous. Here, Shore plays a jobless boy who decides he can
get himself a free hotel room by posing as a juror for a murder trial.
Usually, I give movies what they deserve, but since Shore never made a
movie, I have to give him credit. I mean, here is another guy whose
were successful at the box office, but had little or nothing to show for
If you are a fan of Pauly, I doubt you will be disappointed. Others
beware, for JURY DUTY will be a real trial to sit through.
1 out of 5
No other stinker in 1999 could compare to the witless and tasteless
experience that was WILD WILD WEST, a big-budget bomb of epic proportions
that is a total disgrace to the TV western of the same name. Will Smith is
James West, a slick gunslinger who, along with his partner (Kline) must
prevent a political assassination and save a town from destruction.
Unsatisfying visuals and second-rate special effects only add to the
horrible acting and the film's unclear direction. It is so disappointing to
see such good actors wasted in such a terrible mess.
0 out of 5
BACHELOR PARTY stars Tom Hanks in an early role as a school bus driver who
is about to get married, so his friends make sure that he goes out in
by throwing him the ultimate bachelor party. This movie has a few funny
bits, but it is flawed by too much nudity and crazy and cheesy
from supporting actors including Michael Dudikoff in a pre-martial arts
as one of Hanks' friends. A somewhat disappointing film from one of the
most promising actors of the 80's.
2 out of 5
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