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    Lucus

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on April 3rd, 2003

    Synopsis

    Being the outsider at school is never an easy thing and for 14 year old Lucas who has been accelerated in his schooling it is especially difficult. He is more interested in bugs and symphonies then football and popularity. This all changes after he befriends the new girl in town during summer break, she turns into a cheerleader who only has eyes for the quarterback and Lucas will stop at nothing to get her to notice him. This includes joining the football team! A coming of age film staring C…
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    Bushwacked

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on March 30th, 2003

    Synopsis

    Daniel Stern stars as bumbling package delivery man “Mad Max” Grabelski who finds himself on the wrong side of the law after a get rich quick scheme makes him a murder suspect. He heads for the hills and is mistaken for a world famous scout leader and things just go down hill from there. Your pretty low end stab at slap stick kids comedy this film falls short and really disappoints on all fronts

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    This disc has a simple Dolby stereo audio track so there is not…
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    Thumbelina

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on February 2nd, 2002

    Intro

    From the washed out video to the sappy Barry Manilow songs the best that can be said about this disc is it might be a good babysitter for a 3 year old.

    Synopsis

    The story is derived from the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale Thumbelina. After Thumbelina falls in love with a fairy prince she is kidnapped by a family of show toads, and upon her escape goes from one adventure to the next in trying to find her true love.

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    The audio is presented in Dol…
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    Sandlot

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Archive Authors on January 30th, 2002

    Written By Kelly Stifora

    Intro

    Arliss Howard narrates this piece of child-oriented Americana (in the vein of Stand By Me and The Wonder Years) about a group of 1962 youngsters, their obsession with baseball, and the gigantic dog that lives over the left field fence.

    Synopsis

    Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry) is the new kid in town. Regarded as a geek by the boys who hang out at the local sand lot playing scratch baseball for his inability to throw or catch, Scotty wants nothing more than for his inattentive step dad (…
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    Baby’s Day Out

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on January 23rd, 2002

    Intro

    Think of this John Hughes script as the logical conclusion to the Home Alone phenomenon.

    Synopsis

    Baby Bink lives in pampered luxury, cared for by his nanny while his two twitty parents carry on with their twitty upper class lives. Three bumbling crooks kidnap Baby Bink and take him downtown. It’s not long, however, before he escapes, and blithely crawls around the city. Our crooks chase after him and into one catastrophe after another.

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    The music is good,…
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    Breaking Away

    Posted in Disc Reviews by David Annandale on January 14th, 2002

    Intro

    Eccentric and heartfelt, this Oscar-winning coming-of-age story deserves rediscovery.

    Synopsis

    Dennis Christopher is Dave, cycling enthusiast. Since the world’s greatest cyclists are Italian, Dave tries to become Italian, much to the low-key bemusement of his parents. Dave and his friends (played by Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern and Jackie Earle Haley) are from the working class end of town, and are constantly at odds with the college boys, and this class rivalry ultimately climaxes…
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    My Bodyguard

    Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on January 14th, 2002

    Intro

    Fox’s recent set of Family Features includes a couple of films aimed at older viewers, and are that rare thing: the smart teen comedy. This is one (the other is Breaking Away).

    Synopsis

    Chris Makepeace plays Clifford, the new kid in school. The son of a hotel manager, he’s a fairly laid-back sort, dealing without blinking with his flamboyant grandmother (Ruth Gordon of Harold and Maude) and the various characters at the hotel. School becomes a trial, however, when he runs afoul o…
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