Monthly Archives: March 2001

DUDE, WHERE’S MY CAR?

Reviewed by GREG KING (20th Century Fox) Director: Danny Leiner Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Seann William Scott, Kristy Swanson, Jennifer Garner, Marla Sokoloff, Andy Dick, Hal Sparks Running time: 83 minutes. Silly adolescent comedies just got dumb and dumber! The title says all that one really needs to know about this comedy, although the film takes [...]

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FINDING FORRESTER

Reviewed by GREG KING (Columbia Tristar) Director: Gus Van Sant Stars: Sean Connery, F Murray Abraham, Rob Brown, Anna Paquin, Busta Rhymes, April Grace, Michael Pitt, Michael Nouri, Richard Easton, Glenn Fitzgerald, Zane R Copeland, Stephanie Berry, Fly Williams III, Matt Damon, Matt Malloy Running time: 137 minutes. A literate and intelligent film about friendship, [...]

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YOLNGU BOY

Reviewed by GREG KING (Palace) Director: Stephen Johnson Stars: Sean Mununggurr, Nathan Daniels, John Sebastian Pilakui, Makuma Yunupingu, Mangatjay Yunupingu, Nungki Yunupingu, Jack Thompson Running time: 86 minutes. To date, few films dealing with aboriginal characters and themes have been successful in Australia, but Yolngu Boy should prove popular with mainstream audiences. Set against the [...]

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DR T AND THE WOMEN

Reviewed by GREG KING (Columbia Tristar) Director: Robert Altman Stars: Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, Shelley Long, Laura Dern, Tara Reid, Lee Grant, Janine Turner, Robert Hays, Matt Malloy Running time: 122 minutes. Maverick septuagenarian director Robert Altman shows few signs of slowing down despite his age, or his relative [...]

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DRACULA 2000

Reviewed by GREG KING (Dimension Films/Buena Vista International) Director: Patrick Lussier Stars: Gerard Butler, Jonny Lee Miller, Christopher Plummer, Justine Waddell, Jennifer Esposito, Omar Epps, Lochlyn Munro, Sean Patrick Thomas, Danny Masterson, Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick, Jeb Ryan Running time: 99 minutes. This dreary and uninspired modern reworking of the old Dracula tale is mainly set [...]

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PROOF OF LIFE

Reviewed by GREG KING (Castle Rock/Village Roadshow) Director: Taylor Hackford Stars: Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse, David Caruso, Pamela Reed, Anthony Heald, Gottfried John, Alun Armstrong, Margo Martindale, Stanley Anderson, Michael Kitchen Running time: 135 minutes. This modestly exciting drama offers further proof of the effect a little publicity can have on a film’s [...]

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TRAFFIC

Reviewed by GREG KING (Initial Entertainment Group/Village Roadshow) Director: Stephen Soderbergh Stars: Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Luiz Guzman, Dennis Quaid, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Erika Christensen, Miguel Ferrer, Tomas Milian, Jacob Vargas, Amy Irving, Albert Finney, James Brolin, Peter Reigert, Topher Grace, Steven Bauer, Marisol Padilla Sanchez, Benjamin Bratt, Clifton Collins jr, Vincent Ward [...]

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BOUNCE

Reviewed by GREG KING (Miramax/Buena Vista International) Director: Don Roos Stars: Ben Affleck, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tony Goldwyn, Joe Morton, Johnny Galecki, Natasha Henstridge, Alex D Linz, Jennifer Grey, David Paymer (uncredited) Running time: 106 minutes. Writer/director Don Roos’ previous film was the wonderful The Opposite Of Sex, a brilliantly written, very funny and blackly comic [...]

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