Monthly Archives: November 1997

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Reviewed by GREG KING (NewVision) Director: Kevin Reynolds Stars: Samuel L Jackson, John Heard, Kelly Rowan, Clifton Gonzalez Gonzalez, Karina Arroyave, Jack Kehler, Tony Plana Running time: 118 minutes. To Sir With A Vengeance? The blackboard jungle has progressively got worse as teenage gangs rule the schools through threats, intimidation and violence. Many films have [...]

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GROSSE POINTE BLANK

Reviewed by GREG KING (Village Roadshow) Director: George Armitage Stars: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Alan Arkin, Joan Cusack, Hank Azaria, Mitchell Ryan, Jeremy Piven, Barbara Harris, K Todd Freeman, D V DeVincentis, Steve Pink. John Cusack has always been one of his generation’s more underrated actors, but lately he has been getting more [...]

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THE PEACEMAKER

Reviewed by GREG KING (DreamWorks/UIP) Director: Mimi Leder Stars: George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel Iures, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Alexander Baluev, Randall Batinkoff, Michael Boatman, Rene Medvesek Running time: 121 minutes. DreamWorks, the new film production company established by Steven Spielberg, former Disney CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, and record mogul David Geffen, gets off the ground with a [...]

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TROMEO AND JULIET

Reviewed by GREG KING (Troma/Siren) Director:Lloyd Kaufman Stars: Jane Jensen, Will Keenan, Valentine Miele, Steve Gibbons, Sean Gunn, Maximillion Shaun, Joe Fleishaker, Lemmy, Debbie Rochon Running time: 102 minutes. Baz Luhrmann proved that it is possible for film makers to update the works of Shakespeare for contemporary audiences without sacrificing any of the power of [...]

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FREEWAY

Reviewed by GREG KING (Columbia Tri-star/Globe) Director: Matthew Bright Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Keifer Sutherland, Dan Hedaya, Brooke Shields, Wolfgang Bodison, Amanda Plummer, Michael T Weiss, Bokeem Woodbine, Brittany Murphy, Sidney Lassick, Kitty Fox Running time: 97 minutes. There are moments in this contemporary adult reworking of Little Red Riding Hood that make much of Natural [...]

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SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET

Reviewed by GREG KING (Columbia Tri-star) Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud Stars: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, B D Wong, Mako, Danny Denzongpa, Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchik, Lhakpa Tsamchoe, Jetsun Pema, Victor Wong Running time: 136 minutes. Seven Years In Tibet tells the story of an Austrian mountaineer and Nazi sympathiser who became tutor and advisor to the Dalai [...]

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I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER

reviewed by GREG KING (Village) Director: Jim Gillespie Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt , Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillipe, Freddie Prinze jr, Johnny Galecki, Bridgette Wilson, Anne Heche , Muse Watson Running time: 100 minutes. Kevin Williamson ‘s clever, original script for Scream demonstrated a keen eye for the clich├ęs of the slasher genre, and the [...]

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MIMIC

Reviewed by GREG KING (REP) Director: Guillermo Del Toro Stars: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Josh Brolin, Giancarlo Giannini, Charles S Dutton, F Murray Abraham, Alexander Goodwin, Alix Koromzay Running time: 106 minutes. Mira Sorvino (Oscar winner for Mighty Aphrodite) battles giant mutant killer cockroaches in the New York subway in this occasionally gripping but eminently [...]

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