Tag Archives: Pam Grier

Jackie Brown

SIX PLAYERS ON THE TRAIL OF A HALF A MILLION IN CASH. THERE’S ONLY ONE QUESTION… WHO’S PLAYING WHO? At the same time as she’s having an affair with her bondsman (Robert Forster), flight attendant Jackie Brown (Pam Grier) makes deals with a gun runner (Samuel L. Jackson) and an ATF agent (Michael Keaton). Quentin … Continue reading Jackie Brown

Larry Crowne

When Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks) loses his job at a big-box store, he decides to get a college education and ends up in a public-speaking class taught by the cynical Mercedes Tainot (Julia Roberts). Hanks’s second film as a director (after that thing you do! (1996)) is an old-fashioned romantic comedy that takes place in the shadow of … Continue reading Larry Crowne

Ghosts of Mars

YOU DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE. In 2176, Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge) and fellow cops are assigned to transfer James Williams (Ice Cube) to a prison on Mars, but are faced with ghosts of the planet’s original inhabitants. Director John Carpenter showed a new low by virtually remaking Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) and setting it … Continue reading Ghosts of Mars

The Adventures of Pluto Nash

THE MAN ON THE MOON. Some time in the future, a successful night club on the moon is blown up and the owner (Eddie Murphy) tries to find whoever is responsible. Murphy’s venture into space moves reasonably fast, some of the design looks pretty good and the music is better than most things. But this … Continue reading The Adventures of Pluto Nash