Critics' Choice: Dec. 26, 1988

MOVIES

MY STEPMOTHER IS AN ALIEN. Kim Basinger is an unlikely E.T. and Dan Aykroyd the earthling who humanizes her in a clever fable -- sweet and light enough for the kids, sexy and suspenseful enough for mature adults.

WORKING GIRL. Pert secretary Melanie Griffith climbs the corporate ladder, dislodging career gal Sigourney Weaver and claiming hunky Harrison Ford in Mike Nichols' suave tale about getting it all on your own sweet terms.

TWINS. Danny DeVito. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Twins! Fortunately, this comedy boasts more than tall-guy, short-guy jokes. It has an easy warmth that never slops over into sentiment.

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