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Look Who’s Talking

HE’S HIP, HE’S COOL, AND HE’S ONLY 3 MONTHS OLD. New York accountant Mollie Jensen (Kirstie Alley) becomes pregnant, but the married man she had sex with is out of the picture; maybe a childish cab driver (John Travolta) is a suitable replacement? One of the director’s biggest commercial hits was also a comeback for … Continue reading Look Who’s Talking

North and South: Book II

When we meet the Mains and Hazards again, the Northern and Southern families are pitted against each other as the Civil War unfolds; the miniseries takes us through it. Elaborate, vivid and very entertaining, this first-rate soap offers extravagant battle sequences, thoroughly dedicated leading actors (as well as a few glorified cameos from the likes … Continue reading North and South: Book II

North and South

In the 1840s, George Hazard (James Read) from Pennsylvania and Orry Main (Patrick Swayze) from South Carolina enroll at West Point and become friends for life… but the increasing tension between North and South threatens to tear them and their families apart. One of the most expensive (and popular) miniseries of its time turns the volatile … Continue reading North and South

Drop Dead Gorgeous

THE BATTLE BETWEEN THE GOOD AND THE BAD IS BOUND TO GET UGLY. A documentary film crew is covering a beauty pageant in Minnesota; a one-time winner (Kirstie Alley) will do anything to make her daughter (Denise Richards) the new queen. This is a frustratingly uneven film; tasteful it ain’t, but there are moments when … Continue reading Drop Dead Gorgeous

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

AT THE END OF UNIVERSE LIES THE BEGINNING OF VENGEANCE.  Opus 2 and 3 is really one, comprehensive story, complete with a surprising and bold cliffhanger at the end of this chapter. Writer Jack B. Sowards has followed up on an episode called “Space Seed” from the original TV series, where the crew of the … Continue reading Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan