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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | December 25, 1992
"Hoffa" appears made for the smallest of all possible audiences, America's shrinking population of big game hunters. And why big game hunters? Because they alone among us seem to like things that are both large and dead.The movie is a corpse. It's a fish that stinks from the head. They ought to bury it in the Jersey Meadowlands.It never begins to build a case that its hero, Teamsters boss and tough guy Jimmy Hoffa, is worthy of the time and money the film lavishes on him. It has no theory of his personality, it offers no coherent account of his life and times, it's not a revisionist screed arguing his innocence on pension fund fraud, and it can't begin to evoke the romantic idealism that caused working men to risk everything to build a union.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | December 11, 1992
"A Few Good Men" just goes to show: Military justice movies are to movies what military music is to music -- loud, showy, entertaining and utterly trivial.The film is certainly shrewdly constructed and commercial as all get out; it offers a couple of hotshot movie stars a platform for some of their slickest acting in years, and each guy -- Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson -- shoots for the moon. It's everything a movie should be, except thought-provoking. Sit back and enjoy the ride; just don't expect to get anywhere.
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By LAURA CHARLES | October 24, 1990
STRIP TEASER: The long-awaited world premiere of local filmmaker Steve Yeager's first major feature, "On the Block," has been slated for early December at -- where else? -- the Senator Theatre. Baltimore-born actor Howard ("In the Heat of the Night") Rollins and former burlesque star Blaze Starr, who both appear in the film, will be attending the gala opening. A "Block" party will follow the screening and feature local bands. The R-rated movie about the Big Crab's infamous er, tenderloin district, took about four years to complete, and features many local actors and actresses.
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