EW's Cliff notes on this year's cinematic releases


Best Overacting
Robert Downey Jr. in Natural Born Killers
Dianne Wiest in Bullets Over Broadway
Gary Oldman in The Professional

Worst Overacting
Peter Coyote in Bitter Moon
Lena Olin in Romeo Is Bleeding
Rod Steiger in The Specialist

Worst Underacting
Brad Pitt in Interview With the Vampire

Movie We Hope They Never Think Of Making
Rosie O’Donnell and Rosie Perez in Loudmouths

Sophomore Slump
Director Alek Keshishian (Truth or Dare) made With Honors, which starred Joe Pesci as a homeless saint; Director Allison Anders (Gas Food Lodging) made Mi Vida Loca/ My Crazy Life, a limp girl-gang fable.

Worst Accents
Jeff Bridges in Blown Away
Geena Davis in Angie
Rob Morrow in Quiz Show
Jennifer Jason Leigh in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle

Sequels We’d Least Like To See
Spike Lee’s Cronx;Corrina, Corrina, Corrina;Son of Gump: Forrest Jr. Conquers the Universe;Wes Craven’s Latest Desperate Attempt to Revive the Nightmare Franchise;It Could Happen to You Again;Five Weddings, Two Funerals, and a Bris

Art-House Marketing Gimmick Of The Year
Director Krzysztof Kieslowski’s decision to title his three tenuously related movies Blue, White, and Red.

Underhyped and Overlooked
I Like It Like That;Sunday’s Children;The New Age

Worst Movie You Never Saw
It’s Pat, based on the sexually ambiguous Saturday Night Live character, was initially dumped onto just 33 screens in Seattle and Houston. It lasted two weeks.

Now, That’s Dancing
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis doing a romantic tango in True Lies;Winona Ryder and her slacker pals breaking into an impromptu convenience store stomp to ”My Sharona” in Reality Bites;John Travolta and Uma Thurman cutting a heavenly rug in the twist contest of Pulp Fiction

Hey, Didn’t We See This On TV?
The River Wild;When a Man Loves a Woman;The Scout

Wait — We Really Did See This On TV
Maverick;The Flintstones;The Little Rascals;Star Trek: Generations; Lassie

The Professional

  • Movie
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  • 110 minutes
  • Luc Besson