Wonderful movie critiques start here! Believe in Me – Donovan moves to a tiny Oklahoma town in 1964 to accept a teaching job, although when he gets there he discovers he’s been assigned to coach the girls basketball team. What is more, the girls have no self respect and little help from the school. Authentic heartland tale transcends above its familiar underdog formula. Donovan and Mathis as his loyal spouse are first rate. Cast includes Jeffrey Donovan, Samantha Mathis, Bruce Dem, Bob Gunton, Heather Matarazzo, Alicia Lagano, and Chris Ellis. (108 minutes, 2007)
Thunderheart – There have been a number of killings on the Sioux Indian Reservation. The FBI goes in to deal with the situation. One agent, Ray Levoi, has Sioux blood. As he investigates the case he soon realizes there is much more going on than some arbitrary killings.
Hanky Panky – Blameless designer Wilder is chased by snoops, cops, etc. Predictable, hardly ludicrous comedy-thriller, with Radner miscast as the love interest. The movie was intended to be a follow-up to Stir Crazy, although Richard Pryor’s part was changed for Gilda. You’ve seen it all before, and better. Cast includes Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard Widmark, Robert Prosky, Josef Sommer, and Johnny Sekka. (88 minutes, 1982)
The Bourne Ultimatum – In the third film of the series, Jason Bourne is still being hunted by those who had trained him into the ultimate assassin that he is. Having lost his memory when almost being killed, Bourne is retracing his past to try to realize who he was, and why everybody wants him dead. All his skills are put to the test, as the C.I.A. is unremitting in its effort to have him eliminated. Starring Matt Damon and Julia Stiles.
Ruby Gentry – Pretentious, strolling account of simple-minded Southerner Jones wedding prosperous Malden to spite Heston, the man she cherishes Cast includes Jennifer Jones, Charlton Heston, Karl Malden, and Josephine Hutchinson. (82 minutes, 1952)
The Interpreter – U.N. translator Silvia Broome eavesdrops on a death threat made against an African leader. She knows that she was seen and worries for her life. Upon reporting the circumstance to law enforcement, she finds that aid will not come easy.
Happy Gilmore – Hockey player Happy Gilmore finds his slap shot power translates into 400 yard plus drives in golf. Needing money to help his grandma save her house, he is going to attempt pro golf. His putting is as poor as his driving is good, so he has a lot to learn. Overcoming all odds, Happy wins the tour championship and now can save grandma’s home.
The All-American Boy – Messy drama in reference to Olympic aspirant Voight’s endeavor to be a triumphant boxer; eye-catching locations of northern California, but that’s all. Cast includes Jon Voight, Ned Glass, Anne Archer, and Carol Androsky. (104 minutes, 1989)
The Geisha Boy – Jerry, an inept warlock, travels to Japan with disastrous repercussions. Original graphic gags; there’s a cute pattern characterizing the Los Angeles Dodgers and, specially, Gil Hodges. Cast includes Jerry Lewis, Marie McDonald, Sessue Hayakawa, Nobu McCarthy, Suzanne Pleshette, Barton MacLane, and Robert Hirano. (98 minutes, 1958)
Sing, You Sinners – Wagering Crosby couldn’t confront accountability, despite of jabbing his brother MacMurray. Three siblings with different interests have a singing act. Can the other two brothers save the day when the gambling brother bets on a “sure thing”? Includes Wesley Ruggles, Bing Crosby, Fred MacMurray, Donald O’Connor, Elizabeth Patterson, Ellen Drew, and John Gallaudet. (88 minutes, 1938)
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