Monthly Archives: October 2000

GUESTHOUSE PARADISO

Reviewed by GREG KING. If projectile vomiting, scatological humour, physically punishing comedy, and the sight of two middle aged men beating each other senseless at every given opportunity is your idea of a fun night at the cinema, then Guesthouse Paradiso is just the film for you. The brainchild of British comics Rik Mayall and [...]

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SPACE COWBOYS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Clint Eastwood, James Garner, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, James Cromwell, Marcia Gay Harden, Loren Dean, William Devane, Courtney B Vance, Rade Sherbediga, Blair Brown Seemingly inspired by septuagenarian former astronaut John Glen’s return into space, Clint Eastwood’s new film Space Cowboys sees four geriatric astronauts sent [...]

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MY MOTHER FRANK

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Mark Lamprell Stars: Sinead Cusack, Sam Neill, Matthew Newton, Rose Byrne, Sacha Horler, Lynette Curran The title of this latest Australian comedy/drama is a little misleading. It suggests another quirky cross dressing comedy in the vein of Priscilla, or, at the very worst, an Aussie variation of Mr Mom. Instead [...]

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THE KID

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Jon Tutletaub Stars: Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, Emily Mortimer, Lily Tomlin, Chi McBride, Daniel van Bargen, Dana Ivey, Jean Smart This new family oriented comedy from Disney is another variation on role swapping comedies Like Father, Like Son and Vice Versa, in which middle aged men change places with their [...]

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SNOW DAY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Chris Koch Stars: Chevy Chase, Chris Elliott, Mark Webber, Zena Grey, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Schuyler Fisk, Pam Grier, John Schneider, Josh Peck, Jean Smart, David Paetkau The kids in Syracuse in upstate New York look forward to a snow day, as the roads are closed and school is cancelled. After an [...]

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BIG MOMMA’S HOUSE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Raja Gosnell Stars: Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Paul Giamatti, Jascha Washington, Terrence Dashon Howard, Ella Mitchell, Carl Wright Stuck in a series of largely second rate action comedies, Martin Lawrence has always been labelled as an Eddie Murphy wannabe. Big Momma’s House gives him his biggest role yet, and a [...]

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THE ROAD TO EL DORADO

Reviewed by GREG KING Directors: Eric Bergeron and Will Finn Stars: voices of kenneth Branagh, Kevin Kline, Rosie Perez, Armand Assante, Edward James Olmos, Jim Cummings. The second animated feature from the Dreamworks studio, The Road To El Dorado is more light weight than The Prince Of Egypt, and heralds a return to the sort [...]

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UP AT THE VILLA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Phillip Haas Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sean Penn, Anne Bancroft, James Foz, Derek Jacobi, Jeremy Davies, Massimo Ghini, Clive Merrison Adapted from a novella written by W Somerset Maugham, Up At The Villa is set amongst a community of ex-patriates living in Florence in 1939, who continue their comfortable, privileged [...]

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