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Eat Pray Love Review


Weak
An intriguing story brimming with possibilities is softened beyond all meaning by this glossy Hollywood production. Without a sharp edge in sight, the film is merely a cute romp that touches on serious issues but never breaks the surface.

When New York writer Liz (Roberts) decides she's tired of her loving-but-aimless husband (Crudup), she has a rebound romance with a young actor (Franco) before deciding to travel the world to find herself. Her sassy friend Delia (Davis) thinks she's crazy, but Liz takes off for Rome, where she discovers food and friends (Novotny and Argentero). In India she seeks inner peace with a fellow traveller (Jenkins). And in Bali she studies with a guru (Subiyanto) and falls for a Brazilian (Bardem) who has baggage of his own.

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Sisters Review


Terrible
Throw some shots of a vaguely menacing fetus over the opening credits, toss in a brash score by Bernard Hermann, and you're off and running. Is the baby gonna eat it's way out of the mother? Is there going to be some sort of killer baby run amok, a la some Larry Cohen flick, in Brian De Palma's Sisters (now out on DVD)? Nope. False alarm. This sequence is pretty cool, but we don't have a mutant killer baby slashing up victims -- that honor goes to Margot Kidder (Superman).

We start off with De Palma's favorite theme: voyeurism. On a corny television program called Peeping Toms, the candid camera guest, Philip (likeable Lisle Wilson) has to choose whether or not to let a blind woman know he's in her dressing room when she's changing clothes. He opts to be a gentleman and leave the room before she takes off her brassiere.

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Tempo Review


Unbearable
No matter how large your crush on Rachael Leigh Cook might be, do not see Tempo. It'll ruin your image of her forever. In this pathetic film, Cook is an oblivious American inexplicably brought to Paris to work in an ultra-luxe jewelry shop -- which is in the midst of being cased by a young robber (Hugh Dancy) and his geriatric girlfriend (Melanie Griffith). Love triangle develops, and robbery goes badly (we see it's aftermath, Reservoir Dogs-style, in the first scene). Unfortunately, Tempo needs to up its body count by at least three, and in the first 10 minutes of the film, to merit anything beyond a "you must avoid this film!" rating.

Hi, Mom! Review


OK
Before Brian De Palma started making schlock (but arty!) horror like Sisters, Carrie, and The Fury, he was busy making arty (but schlocky!) experimental films like Hi, Mom!

Supposedly a sequel to De Palma's Greetings (never seen it), here we have Robert De Niro as Jon, a Vietnam vet who moves into a hovel of a tenement in New York City, where a trio of interconnected stories begin to play out, all involving Jon's love of his little film camera. First, he becomes infatuated with the building across the street, in particular one of the women (Jennifer Salt) there. Jon hatches a plan to woo her, which he carefully orchestrates like an actor reading from a script. Meanwhile, Jon is also tryiing to make a sort of amateur porn movie by peeping through the windows across the way, figuring this is his next calling in life. This plays into the love affair when he trains the camera on his new girlfriend's window, then pays her a romantic visit.

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