Monthly Archives: December 1997

MURDER AT 1600

Reviewed by GREG KING (Village) Director: Dwight Little Stars: Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Alan Alda, Daniel Benzali, Ronnie Cox, Dennis Miller, Tate Donovan, Diane Baker, Harris Yulin Running time: 100 minutes. As well as being the heart of American democracy, Washington D.C. is, supposedly, the murder capital of the world, and an increasingly popular setting [...]

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SPAWN

Reviewed by GREG KING (New Line/Village) Director: Mark A Z Dippe Stars: Michael Jai White, John Leguizamo, Martin Sheen, D B Sweeney, Theresa Randle, Nicol Williamson, Melinda Clarke, Miko Hughes, Sydni Beaudoin, Michael Papjohn. Inspired by a popular comic book, this tale of a mutant super-hero cum dark avenger has a Gothic feel and gloomy [...]

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JOEY

Reviewed by GREG KING (Village Roadshow) Director: Ian Barry Stars: Jamie Croft, Alex McKenna, Rebecca Gibney, Ed Begley jr, Ruth Cracknell, Harold Hopkins, Tony Briggs, Matthew Krok, Martin Jacobs. Very much in the tradition of environmentally conscious family-oriented fare like Free Willy, etc, comes this tale of the friendship between a boy and a cute [...]

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THE END OF VIOLENCE

Reviewed by GREG KING (Globe) Director: Wim Wenders Stars: Bill Pullman, Gabriel Byrne, Andie MacDowell, Loren Dean, Daniel Benzali, Traci Lind, K Todd Freeman, Marshall Bell, Frederic Forrest, Pruitt Taylor Vince, John Diehl, Henry Silva, Enrique Castillo, Rosalind Chao, Udo Kier, Marisol Padilla Sanchez, Richard Cummings, Sam Fuller, Peter Horton, Me’Shell NdegeOcello Running time: 122 [...]

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SPICEWORLD: THE MOVIE

Reviewed by GREG KING (Polygram) Director: Bob Spiers Stars: The Spice Girls, Richard E Grant, Barry Humphries, Alan Cumming, George Wendt, Mark McKinney, Meat Loaf, Claire Rushbrook, Naoko Mori, Richard O’Brien, Roger Moore, Kevin Allen, Richard Briers, Jason Flemyng, Michael Barrymore, David Fahm, Steven O’Donnell, Bill Patterson, Kevin McNally, cameos from Elvis Costello, Neil Fox, [...]

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THE JACKAL

Reviewed by GREG KING (UIP) Director: Michael Caton- Jones Stars: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora, Mathilda May, J K Simmons, Richard Lineback, John Cunningham, Stephen Spinella, Leslie Phillips Running time: 122 minutes. Any resemblance between Michael Caton-Jones’ briskly paced, blow- ‘em-up and shoot-’em-down action adventure and Frederick Forysth’s classic suspense thriller The [...]

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I WENT DOWN

Reviewed by GREG KING (NewVision) Director: Paddy Breathnach Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Peter McDonald, Peter Caffrey, Tony Doyle, David Wilmot, Donal O’Kelly Running time: 107 minutes. This quirky but superbly written, blackly comic crime thriller heralds a breakthrough into the mainstream of cinema for Irish director Paddy Breathnach, whose previous films were acclaimed on the festival [...]

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TIMOTHY LEARY’S DEAD

Reviewed by GREG KING (Monarch Films) Documentary Director: Paul Davids Running time: 80 minutes. The Moody Blues were rather prescient with their lyric “Timothy Leary’s dead”, from the song Legend Of A Mind. Timothy Leary was the counter culture hero, who in the heady ’60′s, urged a generation to “turn on, tune in and drop [...]

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