FREEZE FRAMES

A weekly update of film releases

HONEY I BLEW UP THE KID - To a larger size, that is, not to smithereens. One may question whether the box-office winner "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" really needed a sequel. But at least there's a winning performance by Rick Moranis, not to mention the dizzying spectacle of a toddler enlarged to giant proportions by his dad's science-lab shenanigans. Randal Kleiser directed the comedy, which is packaged with Barry Cook's pleasant little short about a rocking horse, "Off His Rockers." (Rated PG) MAN TROUBLE - Two capable stars, Jack Nicholson and Ellen Barkin, lose their luster in this misfired comedy about a klutzy guard-dog trainer and a woman who needs his services to protect her from dangerous enemies connected with her discombobulated sister. Beverly D'Angelo and Harry Dean Stanton fare slightly better, mainly because their roles are smaller. Bob Rafelson, whose association with Nicholson has seen better days, directed from Carole Eastman's screenplay. (Rated PG-13) NO FEAR, NO DIE - The respected African-French filmmaker Claire Denis directed this drama about two black men, one from Africa and one from the Caribbean, who set up a cockfighting operation near Paris, with eventually tragic results. Mixing fiction with anthropological interests, the film benefits from solid performances by an international cast. (Not rated)

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