Hal Hinson

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  • 16 years ago | Film and TV

    What is it they say? That even a flea can reach Mount Olympus riding in Pegasus's 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 and TV

    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 and TV

    One of our leading men's fashion magazines runs a column every month titled "What Were We Thinking?" in which it presents a ludicrous photograph of a famous person dressed in what the magazine had earlier decreed a style that every hip cat would s...

  • 16 years ago | Film and TV

    Runaway Bride, the long-anticipated reunion of Pretty Woman, starring 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 irresist...

  • 16 years ago | Film and TV

    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 The Phantom Menace for grown-ups. Kubrick made only thirteen features in his 46-year career, but his death i...

  • 16 years ago | Film and TV

    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 barbecues? Do you feel safe? Well, the creators of Arlington Road, the pond...

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