Monthly Archives: June 1998

THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU

Reviewed by GREG KING (REP) Director: Nick Hamm Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Monica Potter, Rufus Sewell, Tom Hollander, Ray Winstone Running time: 88 minutes. Romantic comedies like French Kiss, Sleepless In Seattle and When Harry Met Sally have explored the idea that our life is often a frustrating and sometimes unsatisfying search for the perfect partner [...]

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THE THIN RED LINE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director:Terrence Malick Stars: Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Jim Caviezel, John Cusack, Elias Koteas, Woody Harrelson, Ben Chaplin, Jared Leto, Adrien Brody, George Clooney, John C Reilly, John Travolta, John Savage, Arie Verveen, Dash Mihok Running Time:171 minutes. Writer/director Terrence Malick can hardly be called prolific. He made only two films (the [...]

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THE LOST WORLD

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Steven Spielberg Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn, Arliss Howard, Richard Attenborough, Vanessa Lee Chester, Peter Stormare, Richard Schiff, Harvey Jason, Thomas F Duffy, Joseph Mazzello, Arian Richards Running Time: 134 minutes. Steven Spielberg’s sequel to Jurassic Park, officially the biggest grossing film in history, is the [...]

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RED CORNER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director:Jon Avnet Stars: Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley Whitford, Byron Mann, Peter Donat, James Hong, Tsai Chin, Tzi Ma, Robert Stanton Running Time:119 minutes. This compelling courtroom drama is different from most other recent legal thrillers in that it is set in China, a country with vastly different concepts of guilt [...]

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PAYBACK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director:Brian Helgeland Stars: Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, Kris Kristofferson, James Coburn (uncredited), David Paymer, Bill Duke, William Devane, Lucy Liu, Deborah Kara Unger Running Time:104 minutes. Brian Helgeland, the guy who wrote LA Confidential and Conspiracy Theory, finally gets the chance to direct, with this unapologetically tough and amoral [...]

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LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director:Guy Ritchie Stars: Jason Flemyng, Nick Moran, Dexter Fletcher, Jason Statham, P H Moriarty, Steven Mackintosh, Vinnie Jones, Lenny McLean, Sting, Stephen Marcus, Frank Harper, Steve Sweeney, Vas Blackwood, Peter McNicholl Running Time:100 minutes. Following Antonia Bird’s recent brutal thriller Face comes another gritty, compelling, and, at times, quite bloody gangster [...]

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GODZILLA

Reviewed by GREG KING (Columbia Tristar) Director: Roland Emmerich Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Kevin Dunn, Michael Lerner, Harry Shearer, Doug Savant, Vicki Lewis, Arabella Field, Malcolm Danare Running time: 138 minutes. Since its first screen appearance in the low budget 1954 Japanese sci-fi thriller, Godzilla, the giant lizard created by [...]

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