Monthly Archives: November 2000

FLAWLESS

Reviewed by GREG KING (MGM/Village Roadshow) Director: Joel Schumacher Stars: Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Miller, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Wanda De Jesus, Skip Sudduth, Luis Saguar Running time: 111 minutes. Throughout his career, director Joel Schumacher has made some great films (The Client, etc), but he has also had his share [...]

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PLAY IT TO THE BONE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ron Shelton Stars: Woody harrelson, Antonio Banderas, Lolita Davidovich, Tom Sizemore, Robert Wagner, Lucy Liu, Richard Masur Writer/director Ron Shelton (White Men Can’t Jump, Tin Cup, etc) explores the world of desperate jocks and failed aspirations with unrivalled authenticity and understanding. In Play It To The Bone he turns his [...]

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THE ART OF WAR

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Christian Duguay Stars: Wesley Snipes, Anne Archer, Donald Sutherland, Michael Biehn, Cary-Hiroyuki, Maury Chaykin According to legendary Chinese general Sun Yat Sen, the art of war is more about deception and outwitting the enemy through intelligence gathering rather than direct confrontation on the battlefield. That philosophy should give astute audiences [...]

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DROWNING MONA

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nick Gomez Stars: Danny De Vito, Bette Midler, Neve Campbell, Casey Affleck, Jamie Lee Curtis, William Fichtner, Tracey Walter, Will Ferrell, Brian Murray Doyle, Kathleen Wilholte. Forget poor Mona! Audiences should spare a thought for the talented cast who are left floundering in this embarrassingly bad, tedious, and dreadfully unfunny [...]

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BOILER ROOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ben Younger Stars: Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Nia Long, Nicky Katt, Ben Affleck, Scott Caan, Ron Rifkin, Bill Sage, Taylor Nichols, Tom Everett Scott, Jamie Kennedy. First time feature director Ben Younger makes an impressive debut with this suspenseful morality play about the corrupting power of money and ambition. In [...]

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REINDEER GAMES

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Frankenheimer Stars: ben Affleck, Charlize Theron, Gary Sinise, Dennis farina, Donal Logue, Isaac hayes, Danny Trejo, Gordon Tattoosis, James Frain. Released in Britain under the title Deception, Reindeer Games is reminiscent of the noir thrillers of the ’40′s and ’50′s, although given a healthy infusion of violence and unexpected [...]

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URBAN LEGENDS 2: FINAL CUT

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: John Ottman Stars: Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis, Hart Bochner, Joseph Lawrence, Anson Mount, Anthony Anderson, Eva mendes, Michael Bacall, Jessica Cauffiel, Marco Hofschneider, Loretta Devine, Peter Millard. We’ve already seen the slasher film within a slasher film before, most recently with Scream 3 and Australia’s own Cut, so Urban Legends [...]

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SAVING GRACE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Nigel Cole Stars: brenda Blethyn, Craig Ferguson, Martin Clunes, Valerie Edmond, Tcheky Karyo, Jamie Foreman, Bill Bailey, Tristan Sturrock, Clive merrison, Phyllida Law, leslie Phillips, Diana Quick. Audiences who loved the delightfully amoral streak behind the recent, winning Waking Ned Devine, in which the populace of a small coastal town [...]

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