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Review: 'Tai-Pan'

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Tai-Pan is a historical epic [from James Clavell's novel] lost somewhere between 19th-century Hong Kong and 20th-century Hollywood. Despite flashes of brilliance and color, Tai-Pan fails to evoke a…

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Review: 'Sid and Nancy'

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Sid and Nancy is the definitive pic on the punk phenomenon. The sad, sordid story of Sid Vicious, a lead member of The Sex Pistols, and his relationship with his American girlfriend, Nancy Spungen…

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Review: 'No Mercy'

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Despite some graphically brutal violence and a fair bit of 'too-cool' police jargon, No Mercy turns out to be a step above most other films in this blooming genre of lone-cop-turned-vigilante stories.

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Review: 'Labyrinth'

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An array of bizarre creatures and David Bowie can't save Labyrinth from being a crashing bore. Characters created by Jim Henson and his team become annoying rather than endearing.

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Review: 'Gung Ho'

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Trying to save his town, auto worker Michael Keaton journeys abroad to plead with Japanese industrialists to re-open the plant in Hanleyville, Pa, that's been closed by foreign competition. Soon…

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Review: 'Extremities'

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Playwright William Mastrosimone adapted his 1982 off-Broadway work for the screen, but it seems to be director Robert M. Young who is responsible for virtually exploiting cinema's power to propel the…

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