Tag Archives: Olympia Dukakis

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

The Infiltrator

THE TRUE STORY OF ONE MAN AGAINST THE BIGGEST DRUG CARTEL IN HISTORY.  In the 1980s, Customs agent Robert Mazur (Bryan Cranston) goes undercover as a businessman helping Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar launder money in the U.S. Escobar keeps inspiring new stories long after his death, even about people who weren’t really part of … Continue reading The Infiltrator

The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines

NEW CONTINENT. NEW ADVENTURE. STILL NO CLUE. When a scroll that shows the way to the legendary King Solomon’s mines is stolen out of Flynn Carsen’s (Noah Wyle) hands, he goes to Casablanca to retrieve not only the scroll but a key to it. The second film in this franchise lies, if possible, even closer to … Continue reading The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear

HE DIDN’T WANT TO BE A HERO. HE ONLY WANTED A JOB. Eternal student Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) finally seeks a job as a librarian, little dreaming that it’s a position he was destined to fill, one that will throw him into wondrous adventures. Yet another film inspired by the Indiana Jones movies, this one produced by Dean … Continue reading The Librarian: Quest for the Spear

Moonstruck: Can’t Fight the Moonlight

LIFE. FAMILY. LOVE. Restaurant owner Bobo is almost in tears as he tells one of the waiters that a favorite customer is about to propose marriage to his girlfriend. His tears won’t come out of joy though, but grief since Bobo is about to lose his most valued bachelor customer. It’s a funny scene in … Continue reading Moonstruck: Can’t Fight the Moonlight

Jane Austen’s Mafia!

THE COMEDY YOU CAN’T REFUSE. Mob boss Vincenzo Cortino (Lloyd Bridges) has two sons, the psychopathic Joey (Billy Burke) and the enterprising Anthony (Jay Mohr), and they are both drawn into the family business… Jim Abrahams returns with another zany comedy in the vein of his Hot Shots! flicks and Bridges, in one of his … Continue reading Jane Austen’s Mafia!

Naked Gun 33 ⅓: The Final Insult

MOSTLY ALL NEW JOKES. Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen), the pride of the LAPD, has retired but is called back into action for an undercover assignment in a prison. This third chapter offers a few bright ideas, such as a spoof of The Untouchables (1987), but this is largely a disappointment – and somewhat of a freak show, considering the … Continue reading Naked Gun 33 ⅓: The Final Insult

The Pentagon Wars

THEY AIMED TO BUILD THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING MACHINE… THEY MISSED. Some time during the late 1980s, Lieutenant Colonel James Burton (Cary Elwes) is assigned to test the new Bradley fighting vehicle and discovers it is a disastrous project. This HBO TV movie tells the utterly absurd story of how the Bradley came to be. The … Continue reading The Pentagon Wars