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HOLLOW MAN — THE MAN WHO WASN'T THERE?

Research scientist Sebastian Crane ( Kevin Bacon) works in a top secret military lab where he has made a startling discovery. He can make animals disappear, invisible to the naked eye, by injecting an irradiated serum. There's just one catch; he can't figure out how to make them come back.
His colleagues, including former lover Linda ( Elizabeth Shue) and best friend Matt ( Josh Brolin) want him to reveal his secret to the government. Crane refuses, and tries the serum on himself. Voila, it works! And, as it turns out, only too well in Crane's dangerous hands.
His behavior takes on homicidal overtones as he discovers Linda and Matt are enjoying a romance. Aha, the discoveries of an invisible man.
The movie, up to this point, is said to be a "genuinely creepy nail-biter," but it soon loses steam according to more than one reviewer. Crane can't figure out how to make himself visible again, and for the last hour of the film the audience apparently can't figure out how to leave soon enough.
Nonetheless, the stars are there, even the disembodied Bacon, acting up a storm. It's the script that begs attention. To sit for more than two hours, a movie's got to have plot, and a good one.
It is playing at Market Square East.

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Research scientist Sebastian Crane ( Kevin Bacon) works in a top secret military lab where he has made a startling discovery. He can make animals disappear, invisible to the naked eye, by injecting an irradiated serum. There's just one catch; he can't figure out how to make them come back.
His colleagues, including former lover Linda ( Elizabeth Shue) and best friend Matt ( Josh Brolin) want him to reveal his secret to the government. Crane refuses, and tries the serum on himself. Voila, it works! And, as it turns out, only too well in Crane's dangerous hands.
His behavior takes on homicidal overtones as he discovers Linda and Matt are enjoying a romance. Aha, the discoveries of an invisible man.
The movie, up to this point, is said to be a "genuinely creepy nail-biter," but it soon loses steam according to more than one reviewer. Crane can't figure out how to make himself visible again, and for the last hour of the film the audience apparently can't figure out how to leave soon enough.
Nonetheless, the stars are there, even the disembodied Bacon, acting up a storm. It's the script that begs attention. To sit for more than two hours, a movie's got to have plot, and a good one.
It is playing at Market Square East.