Monthly Archives: June 2001

THE CRIMSON RIVERS

Reviewed by GREG KING (Gaumont/Columbia Tristar) Director: Mathieu Kassovitz Stars: Jean Reno, Vincent Cassel, Nadia Fares, Dominique Sanda, Jean-Pierre Cassel Running time: 105 minutes (French, with English subtitles). A few years ago, Mathieu Kassovitz exploded onto the screen with his powerful and provocative drama La Haine, which heralded the arrival of one of France’s most [...]

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LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER

Reviewed by GREG KING (Mutual Film Company/Paramount/UIP) Director: Simon West Stars: Angelina Jolie, Noah Taylor, Iain Glen, Jon Voight, Daniel Craig, Leslie Phillips, Mark Collie, Richard Johnson, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Chris Barrie Running time: 100 minutes. Most screen adaptations of computer game characters have been disastrous affairs that have inevitably disappointed fans and failed at the [...]

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SWORDFISH

Reviewed by GREG KING (Warner Bros/Village Roadshow) Director: Dominic Sena Stars: John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Sam Shepard, Vinnie Jones, Zach Griener, Camryn Grimes, Drea de Matteo, Rudolf Martin, William Mapother Running time: 98 minutes. In Swordfish’s opening scene, Gabriel Shears (John Travolta, looking trimmer than he has for some time) delivers [...]

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SHREK

Reviewed by GREG KING (Dreamworks/UIP) Directors: Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson Stars: voices of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, John Lithgow, Vincent Cassell, Jim Cumming Running time: 85 minutes. Since he defected to the new Dreamworks studio, former Disney CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has raised the bar for animated movies, making them sophisticated entertainments that [...]

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FREDDY GOT FINGERED

Reviewed by GREG KING (20th Century Fox) Director: Tom Green Stars: Tom Green, Rip Torn, Julie Hagerty, Marisa Coughlin, Eddy Kaye Thomas, Harland Williams, Anthony Michael Hall, Jackson Davies, Connor Widdows, Drew Barrymore, Shaquille O’Neal Running time: 88 minutes. If there was a prize for the most offensive and least funny comedy of the year, [...]

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JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS

Reviewed by GREG KING (MGM/Universal/20th Century Fox) Directors: Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan Stars: Rachael Leigh Cook, Tara Reid, Rosario Dawson, Alan Cumming, Parker Posey, Gabriel Mann, Paulo Costanzo, Missi Pyle, Tom Butler, Alex Martin Running time: 98 minutes. All girl band Josie And The Pussycats began life in the Archie comic books in 1963, [...]

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STATE AND MAIN

Reviewed by GREG KING (Palace) Director: David Mamet Stars: William H Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Stiles, Rebecca Pidgeon, Clark Gregg, Charles Durning, David Paymer, Patti LuPone, Ricky Jay, Linda Kimbrough, Michael Higgins, Jim Frangione Running time: 102 minutes. Hollywood duplicity and narcissism meets small town America in this wonderful [...]

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PEARL HARBOR

Reviewed by GREG KING (Touchstone Pictures/Buena Vista International) Director: Michael Bay Stars: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, William Lee Scott, Alec Baldwin, Jon Voight, Cuba Gooding jr, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Sizemore, Peter Firth, Scott Wilson, Colm Feore, Ewen Bremner, James King, Catherine Kellner, Jennifer Garner, Mako, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, William Fichtner, Jesse James, Reiley McClendon, [...]

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