December 23, 1995
Web posted at: 9:25 a.m. EST
From Entertainment Correspondent Dennis Michael
(CNN) -- With as many explosions as there are in "Die Hard with a Vengeance," it's tempting to call it a bomb as well. Fortunately, it's not, But it suffers in comparison to the other two "Die Hard" movies. "Vengeance" has the advantage of Samuel L. Jackson as John McLane's unwilling sidekick, and Jeremy Irons as another stiff upper lip psychopath pulling the strings. The problem: The movie's script calls for too many suspensions of disbelief, and too many miraculous coincidences. It does have some nice explosions, though.
In this week's other release, searching for a boy in high school seems as useless as searching for meaning in a Pauley Shore movie. And astonishingly enough, "Clueless" is a clever and witty comedy. Like, totally dressed up in post Generation X fashions. In fact, it's part of the Jane Austen revival -- the film is a rewrite of the Author's "Emma." Alicia Silverstone stars, and the actress shows why she's becoming the hottest teen actress in Hollywood.
See you at the rental counter.
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