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The First $20 Million Is Always The Hardest Review


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It's the middle of the dot-com mega boom. Two bright-eyed twenty-somethings drive luxury sports cars down the Silicon Valley freeways, chatting on cell phones about money and meetings. Here's the gag: they're actually in adjacent cars and arrive to work at the same place. Unfortunately, this is some of the stronger and more coherent humor in this lifeless attempt at a big business comedy.

Jon Favreau claims partial responsibility (as co-screenwriter) for this stumbling mess, a film that could've used dark humor and the luxury of retrospect to comment on the freakish habits of our late 1990s Internet culture. (The script, in theory at least, is based on Po Bronson's novel.) Instead, Favreau, screenwriter Gary Tieche (creator of TV's MDs), and director Mick Jackson (L.A. Story) play it as safe, as slow, and as vanilla as possible.

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Night Scream Review


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The only screams likely to be incurred by this film are from an angry parent yelling at a kid to immediately put this video back on the shelf at the local Blockbuster. For anyone who dreams that the TV show Full House had never went off the air, this movie's for you, as show star Candace Cameron Bure (all growed up and married!) stars as a fat-faced girl caught up in a conspiracy/ghost story involving a dead daughter and small town politics. Extremely, horribly dull, and entertaining only for sheer camp value -- and hey, those fade-to-black sequences every 12 minutes (this was a Hallmark movie of the week back in 1997) make those bathroom breaks so much simpler.

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