Monthly Archives: May 2001

3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

Reviewed by GREG KING (Franchise Pictures/Village Roadshow) Director: Demian Lichtenstein Stars: Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courtney Cox, Christian Slater, David Arquette, Kevin Pollak, Bokeem Woodbine, David Kaye, Jon Lovitz, Howie Long, Thomas Haden Church, Ice T, Paul Anka Running time: 124 minutes. Dressed in flashy Elvis costumes, five gangsters rob a Las Vegas casino of [...]

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SERIES 7

Reviewed by GREG KING (Dendy) Director: Daniel Minahan Stars: Brooke Smith, Michael Kaycheck, Marylouise Burke, Merritt Wever, Ricahrd Venture, Glen Fitzgerald, Angelina Phillips, Will Arnett, Donna Hanover, Nada Despotovich, Jennifer Van Dyck, Tanny McDonald Running time: 85 minutes. Whether it be watching survivors in the Australian outback or some losers crammed into a house under [...]

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JOE DIRT

Reviewed by GREG KING (Columbia Tristar) Director: Dennie Gordon Stars: David Spade, Brittany Daniel, Dennis Miller, Kid Rock, Adam Beach, Christopher Walken, Jaime Pressly, Erik Per Sullivan, Fred Ward, Caroline Aaron, Joe Don Baker (uncredited), Rosanna Arquette (uncredited) Running time: 93 minutes. Joe Dirt (David Spade) is a white trash trailer park variation of Forrest [...]

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SENSITIVE NEW AGE KILLER

Reviewed by GREG KING (Tidepool Productions/Savage Films) Director: Mark Savage Stars: Paul Moder, Kevin Hopkins, Helen Hopkins, Carolyn Bock, Frank Bren Running time: 89 minutes. Producer/writer/director Mark Savage’s ultra low budget debut feature film Sensitive New Age Killer is both a spoof and homage to the tough action genre. Savage also hopes that Sensitive New [...]

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MONKEYBONE

Reviewed by GREG KING (20th Century Fox) Director: Henry Selick Stars: Brendan Fraser, Bridget Fonda, Chris Kattan, John Turturro, Whoopi Goldberg, Giancarlo Esposito, Rose McGowan, David Foley, Megan Mullally, Bob Odenkirk, Lisa Zane, Sandra Thigpen Running time: 93 minutes. Henry Selick certainly has a vivid imagination and a dazzling visual style, which was brilliantly used [...]

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MOULIN ROUGE

Reviewed by GREG KING (20th Century Fox) Director: Baz Luhrmann Stars: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, Jim Broadbent, John Leguizamo, Richard Roxburgh, Jacek Koman, Garry McDonald, Kylie Minogue, David Wenham, Caroline O’Connor Running time: 128 minutes. Baz Luhrmann reinvents the old-fashioned cinema musical with this bold, exhilarating, colourful and energetically creative film. Set in turn of [...]

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YOLNGU BOY – Interview with stephen johnson

GREG KING talks with Stephen Johnson, director of YOLNGU BOY. Only two films dealing with aboriginal characters and themes have been successful in Australia – Jedda and Walkabout, but director Stephen Johnson is optimistic about the commercial potential of his film Yolngu Boy, a realistic and honest coming of age tale set against the background [...]

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WHAT’S COOKING?

Reviewed by GREG KING (NewVision) Director: Gurinder Chadha Stars: Alfre Woodard, Mercedes Ruehl, Joan Chen, Denis Haysbert, Kyra Sedgwick, Julianna Margulies, Lainie Kazan, Maury Chaykin, Estelle Harris, Victor Rivers, Douglas Spain, Will Yun Lee, Isidra Vega, Eric K George, Ann Weldon, A Martinez, Ralph Manza, Kristy Wu, Jimmy Pham, Gregory Itzen, Shareen Mitchell, Mariam Parris [...]

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