Hal Hinson

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  • 16 years ago | Film Reviews

    What is it they say -- that even a flea can reach Mount Olympus riding in Pegasus' mane? Well, in the case of the new Albert Brooks comedy The Muse, Brooks is the flea and Pegasus is his delectable co-star, Sharon Stone. But I get ahead of myself....

  • 16 years ago | Film Reviews

    Filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger, the lead character in the intermittently funny Hollywood satire Bowfinger starring Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy, has a dream. Nothing so grand as an Academy Award, or even a table down front at the Golden Globes. No, wh...

  • 16 years ago | Film Reviews

    Runaway Bride, the long-anticipated reunion of Pretty Woman stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, isn't a sequel, but it feels like one. In everything, there is a distinct sense of predestination, of events occurring according to some irresistible...

  • 16 years ago | Film Reviews

    In the highly competitive, dog-eat-dog world of the modern-day superhero, the members of the group that eventually becomes known as the Mystery Men -- they don't really have a name through most of Mystery Men -- start out with a couple of strikes ...

  • 16 years ago | Film Reviews

    Eyes Wide Shut, the final motion picture from the late, great Stanley Kubrick, is easily the most anticipated adult film of the year. It's Star Wars: Episode I--The Phantom Menace for grown-ups. Any film by the notoriously painstaking auteur would...

  • 16 years ago | Film Reviews

    Do you feel snug and secure in your cozy suburban life? Are you happy in your picture-perfect home, with your carefully manicured lawn, your kids and your soccer games and your barbecues? Do you feel safe? Well, the creators of Arlington Road, the...

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