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IT’S A HARD KNOCK LIFE. Wealthy businessman William Stacks (Jamie Foxx) is running for mayor of New York City; in order to come across as more likable he invites a 10-year-old foster child (Quvenzhané Wallis) in Harlem to live with him. An updated version of the Broadway musical, with new arrangements of the old songs … Continue reading Annie

The American President

WHY CAN’T THE MOST POWERFUL MAN IN THE WORLD HAVE THE THING HE WANTS MOST? Widowed President Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas) falls for an environmental lobbyist (Annette Bening), but dating has political consequences for a man in his position. Another charming romantic comedy from Rob Reiner, greatly aided by Aaron Sorkin’s idealistic, highly political but also amusing … Continue reading The American President

Back to the Future Part III

THEY’VE SAVED THE BEST TRIP FOR LAST… BUT THIS TIME THEY MAY HAVE GONE TOO FAR.   Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) is stuck in 1885 and will be murdered, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) learns, unless he can travel back in time from 1955 and warn the good Doc. The final chapter in this time-traveling trilogy … Continue reading Back to the Future Part III

Back to the Future Part II

GETTING BACK WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING. Immediately upon returning from 1955, Marty and Doc Brown (Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd) go to 2015 in order to stop disastrous events from ruining the future for Marty’s family. Director Robert Zemeckis portrays the future in an artificial and silly way without the kind of love and credibility that … Continue reading Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future: Party Like It’s 1955

17-YEAR-OLD MARTY MCFLY GOT HOME EARLY LAST NIGHT. 30 YEARS EARLY.   Robert Zemeckis’s highly entertaining movie Romancing the Stone (1984) obviously borrowed a lot from Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), although its hero wasn’t quite as noble as Harrison Ford. So I guess it was no big surprise to see Spielberg agreeing to executive-produce Zemeckis’s … Continue reading Back to the Future: Party Like It’s 1955

Spin City: The New York That Never Was

Producer Gary David Goldberg was responsible for Family Ties, one of the most popular TV shows of the 1980s, which also became a breakthrough for actor Michael J. Fox who played precocious teen Alex. The couple reunited in 1996 for another hit TV show, Spin City, and it looked like Alex was making a comeback. The new … Continue reading Spin City: The New York That Never Was