Monthly Archives: March 1999

KNOCK OFF

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tsui Hark Stars: Jean Claude Van Damme, Rob Schneider, Lela Rochon, Paul Sorvino Like the recent Chinese Box, most of the action in Knock Off takes place against the background of the hand-over of Hong Kong to China after a century of British rule. However, the lack of immediacy here [...]

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Greg King talks with Gallic hearththrob Vincent Perez

Greg King talks with Gallic hearththrob Vincent Perez. “I have this feeling that now I’m reaching 34, everything is starting. It’s starting to get interesting and exciting because my parts are getting more and more complex.” Gallic heartthrob Vincent Perez was born in Luasanne, Switzerland in June 1944. His German mother and Spanish father had [...]

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FORCES OF NATURE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bronwen Hughes Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck, Maura Tierney, Steve Zahn, Blythe Danner, Ronny Cox, David Strickland, Meredith Scott Lynn, Richard Schiff, Janet Carroll, Michael Fairman Sandra Bullock seems intent on establishing herself as Hollywood’s queen of romantic comedies. However, she is hampered by the fact that most of her [...]

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A DESTINY OF HER OWN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Marshall Herskovitz Stars: Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Oliver Platt, Moira Kelly, Naomi Watts, Jacqueline Bissett, Fred Ward, Jake Weber, Jeroen Krabbe, Joanna Cassidy, Daniel Lapaine, Simon Dutton, Peter Eyre, Justine Miceli In overseas markets, A Destiny Of Her Own is also known as Dangerous Beauty, a stronger and far more [...]

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CRUEL INTENTIONS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Roger Kumble Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Louise Fletcher, Sean Patrick Thomas, Joshua Jackson, Eric Mabius, Christine Baranski, Swoosie Kurtz, Alaina Reed Hall, Hiep Thi Le, Deborah Offner, Drew Snyder, Herta Ware. This contemporary, steamy and hip version of Dangerous Liaisons is aimed at the [...]

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CENTRAL STATION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Walter Salles Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Vincinius De Oliviera, Marila Pera, Soia Lira At heart, Central Station (Central do Brasil) is a road movie in which two characters with little in common develop a strong bond of friendship that changes them. Central Station also has a humanity and sense of compassion [...]

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A NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Fortenberry Stars: Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Dan Hedaya, Loni Anderson, Chazz Palminteri (uncredited), Molly Shannon, Richard Grieco, Lochlyn Munro, Colin Quinn, Dwayne Hickman, Gigi Rice, Elisa Donovan, Meredith Scott Lynn, Jennifer Coolidge, Michael “Big Mike” Duncan. The biggest problem with spin-offs from Saturday Night Live is that they don’t [...]

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A CIVIL ACTION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Steven Zaillian Stars: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, William H Macy, Tony Shalhoub, Zeljko Ivanek, Kathleen Quinlan, Bruce Norris, John Lithgow, Stephen Fry, James Gandolfini, Dan Hedaya, David Thornton, Sydney Pollack, Daniel Von Bargen, Peter Jacobson, Mary Mara, Ned Eisenberg, Kathy Bates (uncredited) “Justice is a game,” says Bob Dylan in [...]

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