Julianne Moore

[7.0] Jeff Goldblum and director Steven Spielberg return for the first Jurassic Park sequel. Goldblum’s character first scoffs at John Hammond’s (Richard Attenborough) request to catalog and study the flourishing dinosaurs at a second ‘Site B’ island. But when he discovers his paleontologist girlfriend (Julianne Moore) is already there, Goldblum launches a rescue mission. Once on the island, our heroes discover Hammond’s desire to preserve …

[5.0] Julianne Moore stars as the title character in this remake of a Chilean film, both directed by Sebastián Lelio. Moore plays a middle-aged divorcee whose children have grown up and no longer need her. She’s stuck in a boring insurance job and goes to clubs a few times a week — maybe to date, or maybe just to dance. She meets Arthur (John Turturro) …

[6.0] Kevin Spacey stars in this Lasse Hallström film based on the Annie Proulx novel about a widower who moves with his young daughter to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to start a new life. Judi Dench plays Spacey’s aunt who encourages the move and Julianne Moore plays Spacey’s nascent love interest. I’ve only ever bought Spacey in angry, authoritative roles. Whenever he’s playing downtrodden or …

[7] Hannibal Lecter is still on the lam (no pun intended) after the events in The Silence of the Lambs, but now there’s another killer who wants to bring him to justice. Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) directs this time, taking the subject matter into far more operatic territory. Where The Silence of the Lambs showed restraint with violence and gore, Hannibal does not. The …

[6.0] This made-for-cable fantasy/noir yarn features Fred Ward as a private detective searching for a book of spells in an alternate 1940s Hollywood where monsters and magic are part of everyday life. Think Who Framed Roger Rabbit with magic instead of cartoons. As fantastic as it sounds, the script is fairly conventional and predictable. A major clue hinges on revealing a “she” to be a “he,” …

[8.0] The teenaged children of a lesbian couple seek out their sperm donor and wackiness ensues. Actually, it’s not all that wacky, and that’s what’s refreshing about The Kids Are All Right. The film steers clear of good/bad absolutes and offers up an ensemble of characters a little more sophisticated than Hollywood rom-coms tend to offer. And while the moms may be gay, I think …

[4] Julianne Moore stars as a psychiatrist who discovers the multiple personalities of a patient are actually murder victims. Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) plays the patient, and normally I love these two leading actors. But we’ve seen Moore do this kind of thing before and Rhys Meyers never quite convinces me that he’s not just showing off with all the different accents and quirky …

[6] A paperboy is imprisoned by a woman (Deborah Harry) who plans to cook and eat him, but he’s able to delay her meal by telling her three tales of terror. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie is a somewhat underwhelming horror anthology that kicks off with a tale called “Lot 249,” adapted from Arthur Conan Doyle. Steve Buscemi, Christian Slater, and Julianne Moore co-star …

[4.0] Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore star in this clunky mystery about a New York detective tasked with prying information from a distressed woman whose toddler was kidnapped in a stolen car, while also trying to prevent an escalating race riot. Yeah. Freedomland is a hot mess of a movie. Jackson’s two objectives don’t seem to have any connection to one another and the …

[5.0] Three scientists and a guy from off the street discover a crashed meteor that is begetting alien life forms that are evolving into monsters at a dangerous rate in this fantasy comedy from Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, Stripes). On one hand, Evolution is passable entertainment, but on the other hand, it’s hard to shake the feeling that it’s made on cold, left-over inspiration from Ghostbusters. …

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