Monthly Archives: June 2000

VARSITY BLUES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Brian Robbins Stars: James Van Der Beek, Jon Voight, Scott Caan, Paul Walker, Amy Smart, Dawson’s Creek resident hunk James Van Der Beek goes from playing a sensitive school kid tackling some of life’s riddles on the small screen to a sensitive kid tackling some of life’s ironies on the [...]

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WILD WILD WEST

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Barry Sonenfeld Stars: Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Salma Hayek, Robert Conrad, Musetta Vander, Ted Levine Hollywood again proves that it has lost the plot with yet another misguided attempt at bringing a forgotten ’60′s tv series to the screen. Wild Wild West followed the exploits of a pair [...]

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NOTTING HILL

Reviewed by GREG KING Notting Hill may well be the best romantic comedy of the year! The very successful and hugely enjoyable Four Weddings And A Funeral was always going to be a hard act to follow. However, writer Richard Curtis does a superb job of recapturing its charm and winning humour with this classy, [...]

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FANTASIA 2000

Reviewed by GREG KING. When he first conceived Fantasia, Walt Disney envisaged it as an on-going work that would regularly be updated, offering movie goers a new experience every time. However, when Fantasia was released in 1940, this ambitious blend of classical music and animation was both a commercial and critical failure, and Disney reluctantly [...]

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DINOSAUR

Reviewed by GREG KING. Disney has always been a leader in the field of animation, and has withheld strong challenges from tyro studios like Dreamworks, who have recently made inroads into the genre. Dinosaur is the first fully computer generated feature length animation from the Disney studios (both Toy Story and A Bug’s Life were [...]

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THE FLINTSTONES IN VIVA ROCK VEGAS

Reviewed by GREG KING. The original live action version of The Flintstones was a real stinker, that disappointed fans of the original ’60′s cartoon series. But at least it got the casting right, with John Goodman well nigh perfect as stone age hero Fred Flintstone. This largely unnecessary and misguided sequel gets it all horribly [...]

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GONE IN 60 SECONDS

Reviewed by GREG KING. Henry B Halicki’s original Gone In 60 Seconds, which was released way back in 1974, was a fairly ordinary crime film that has become famous mainly for its spectacular 40 minute elongated car chase. With this big-budget remake, gun producer Jerry Bruckheimer adds plenty of the tyre-churning, adrenaline-charged, testosterone-fuelled action for [...]

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ONEGIN

Reviewed by GREG KING. Set against the elegant background of Tsarist Russia in the 1820′s, and filmed on locations ranging from St Petersburg to England, this is a visually lush, handsome adaptation of Alexander Pushkin’s classic tale of love and obsession. This breathtakingly beautiful tale of romance and tragedy centres around apathetic aristocrat Evgeny Onegin [...]

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