Monthly Archives: November 1999

INSPECTOR GADGET

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Kellogg Stars: Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett, Joely Fisher, Michelle Trachtenberg, Dabney Coleman, Rene Auberjonois, Michael G Hagerty, voice of Don Adams. This pedestrian and largely unfunny adaptation of the popular children’s cartoon series joins those other woefully miscast, misguided live action adaptations of animated series (The Flintstones, Mr Magoo) [...]

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BOWFINGER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Frank Oz Stars: Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham, Christine Baranski, Jamie Kennedy, Terence Stamp, Robert Downey jr, Barry Newman, Adam Alexi-Malle, Kohl Sudduth. A sprightly and wickedly funny spoof on Hollywood, low budget film making, ambition, and the egocentric behaviour of stars, Bowfinger heralds an overdue return to form [...]

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AFFLICTION

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Schrader Stars: Nick Nolte, James Coburn, Sissy Spacek, Willem Dafoe, Mary Beth Hurt, Jim True, Homes Osborne, Brigid Tierney, Marian Seldes, Sean McCann, Wayne Robson, Brawley Nolte. Adapted from the novel by Russell Banks (The Sweet Hereafter, etc), Affliction is a powerful, dramatic tale that looks at the disturbing [...]

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THE BONE COLLECTOR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Phillip Noyce Stars: Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Ed O’Neill, Queen Latifah, Mike McGlone, Michael Rooker, Luiz Guzman, Leland Orser, John Benjamin Hickey, Bobby Cannavale There is something inherently fascinating about serial killers and exploring the pathology behind these psychopaths that continues to intrigue writers and film makers, and, ultimately, audiences. [...]

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THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez Stars: Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael Williams If nothing else, 1999 will be remembered as the year in which the internet became a vital marketing tool for films. A case in point is The Blair Witch Project, the ultra low budget independent film that has [...]

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MY LIFE SO FAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Hugh Hudson Stars: Colin Firth, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Rosemary Harris, Malcolm McDowell, Irene Jacob, Tcheky Karyo, Robbie Norman, Kelly MacDonald, Freddie Jones, Brendan Gleeson Set in Scotland in the period between world wars, this rather forgettable and unspectacular tale from Hugh Hudson (Chariots Of Fire, etc) seems inspired by the [...]

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MICKEY BLUE EYES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Kelly Makin Stars: Hugh Grant, James Caan, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Burt Young, James Fox, Joe Viterelli, Paul Lazar, John Ventimigillia It’s easy to see what initially attracted Hugh Grant to this rather disappointing comedy. His character, an effete Englishman who becomes involved with the Mob, is familiar stuff, virtually a composite [...]

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