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Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium 0.0 stars

The once proud Dustin Hoffman, with a prissy lisp, bushy eyebrows, shrubby hair, and ice-cream suits, as the centuries-old proprietor of a magic toyshop: crushed under a riot of color and a steamroller of whimsy. With Natalie Portman, Jason Bateman, ...

The Angels' Share None stars

That's the name for the Scotch that gets lost due to evaporation during aging. No word yet on the Devil's Share, though presumably that's the part that gets drunk. A cheerful little heist film, just right for these whiskey-drenched times.

Never Cry Wolf 4.0 stars

Carroll Ballard does not go back on the promise of The Black Stallion. He goes forward on it, if anywhere. The photography here may be less glossily gorgeous, or anyway the terrain is certainly less touristically enticing. But whatever is ...

Messenger of Death 1.0 stars

Honorable but tedious hack work, by J. Lee Thompson in service (once again) to Charles Bronson. The prologue, with two men in wide-brimmed hats closing in on a house in the woods, is chillingly well constructed; and for a while ...

Beerfest 1.0 stars

And also, as night follows day, Belchfest: an underground Olympics of drinking games held annually in Munich under the cover of Oktoberfest. From the Broken Lizard comedy troupe (Jay Chandrasekhar, director as well as trouper), this is lowest-common-denominator stuff -- ...

Cape Fear 3.0 stars

Nasty piece of work about a paroled rapist (a thoroughly malevolent Robert Mitchum, rivalling himself in The Night of the Hunter for sheer badness) who threatens an encore performance on the wife and/or daughter of the lawyer who put him ...

Undercovers Hero 1.0 stars

Roy Boulting, writer-director, brings some sniggering double-entendres and a general ooh-la-la outlook to this WWII farce located in an internationally renowned Paris brothel. But he shuffles the brunt of the responsibility onto Peter Sellers, who comes up with some amusing ...

A Night in Heaven 1.0 stars

This begins with, and would never have gotten off the ground without, a marketable hook — male exotic dancers — and then for good measure casts out another marketable hook — older-women-younger-men relationships: hot topics such as would be taken ...

Cookie's Fortune 1.0 stars

Robert Altman tarries a while longer in the Deep South, idly tracing the stereotypical loopiness of the natives. If the movie lacks the pervasive weather of The Gingerbread Man, it is thickly atmospheric all the same, settling into the locale ...

Tom Jones 0.0 stars

Archness dished up in gargantuan portions. Tony Richardson's and John Osborne's overblown pastiche reduces Fielding's novel to chaotic, ill-considered monkeyshines. Certainly it has some redeeming features, for example Diane Cilento's smudged country wench. But generally its tendency to throw in ...