Category Archives: 1990s Film Reviews

Toy Story 2

The animation is better, the characters are better, and the story is equal to the 1995 predecessor produced by Pixar Studios. Thanks to Disney for not releasing this gem straight to video as they had originally planned. Buzz Lightyear (Tim … Continue reading

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Big Daddy

This mediocre comedy has a wide assortment of mild, simple laughs, but the drama in the movie just does not ring true enough to be taken seriously. Adam Sandler stars as Sonny Koufax, a lazy bachelor who get a chance … Continue reading

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Saving Private Ryan

“Keep the sand out of your weapons. Keep those actions clear. I’ll see you on the beach.” In this harrowing depiction of World War II, director Steven Spielberg uses amazing low angle, “in the middle of the action” camera shots … Continue reading

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First Knight

“May God grant us the wisdom to discover right, the will to choose it, and the strength to make it endure.” First Knight was well researched and at least makes a decent attempt to be different from similar films.  The … Continue reading

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You’ve Got Mail

This charming tale has two competing bookstore owners, played by Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, who contact each other over the internet which eventually blossoms into a “real” relationship.  This unique relationship drives the story and gradually change each lead … Continue reading

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Practical Magic

“Curses only have power when you believe them. And I don’t.” Griffin Dunne directs Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest, Aidan Quinn, Goran Visnjic, and Evan Rachel Wood in this mixed genre film based on Alice Hoffman’s 1995 … Continue reading

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Apollo 13

“Houston, we have a problem.” This two hour and 20-minute historical drama chronicles the events surrounding the seventh manned mission of the Apollo space program that went awry and changed the planned Moon landing, which became a rescue mission guided … Continue reading

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54

Mike Myers has a stand-out supporting role in this average movie about the dance club made famous in the 70s and 80s, Studio 54.  Ryan Phillippe stars as a young man who yearns to get out of his home and … Continue reading

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Clockers

Set in Brooklyn, New York, the high quality crime drama Clockers is adapted from the 1992 novel of the same name by Richard Price and refers to drug dealers who solicit these illegal substances all day every day. Price co-wrote the screenplay with … Continue reading

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The Negotiator

“When your friends betray you, sometimes the only people you can trust are strangers.” Tense, smart and compelling police drama…The Negotiator remains a satisfying police film, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey, that will stand the test of time.  … Continue reading

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