Monthly Archives: September 2001

RUSH HOUR 2

Reviewed by GREG KING (New Line/Village Roadshow) Director: Brett Ratner Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, John Lone, Zhang Ziyi, Roselyn Sanchez, Alan King, Harris Yulin, Jeremy Piven, Don Cheadle (uncredited), Kenneth Tsang, Saul Rubinek Running time: 90 minutes. Given the box office success of the original Rush Hour, it seemed inevitable that a sequel would [...]

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CROCODILE DUNDEE IN LA

Reviewed by GREG KING Tough crocodile hunter Mick Dundee (Paul Hogan) is something of an anachronism, who finds himself a little out of place in the modern world when he journeys to the big city. It was this fish out of water scenario that worked so wonderfully with the original Crocodile Dundee, still one of [...]

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SAY IT ISN’T SO

Reviewed by GREG KING. Peter and Bobby Farrelly specialise in bad taste comedies that are actually quite funny, despite the potshots they take at all sorts of easy but politically incorrect targets – amputees, schizophrenics, paraplegics, and deviant sex. They peaked with the hilarious There’s Something About Mary, but missed the mark with the misguided [...]

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CROUPIER

Reviewed by GREG KING Director Mike Hodges is best remembered for reinventing the tough British crime thriller with the superb Get Carter (the 1971 original, not the recent tawdry remake), and his latest film is easily his best film since then in a largely undistinguished career. Although Hodges has struggled to replicate the success he [...]

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BEST IN SHOW

Reviewed by GREG KING. Mockumentaries have rarely been as clever, as genuinely funny, or as wonderfully entertaining as this new film from writer/director Christopher Guest (Spinal Tap, etc). Having recently explored the world of small town amateur theatrics with the delightful but largely under rated Waiting For Guffman, Guest now turns his attention to the [...]

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CATS & DOGS

Reviewed by GREG KING (Warner Bros/Village Roadshow) Director: Lawrence Guterman Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins, Alexander Pollock, Miriam Margolyes, voices of Tobey Maguire, Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Sean Hayes, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Clarke Duncan, Charlton Heston, Jon Lovitz Running time: 87 minutes. Cute talking animals are the real stars of this reasonably enjoyable but occasionally [...]

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A.I.

Reviewed by GREG KING (Dreamworks/Warner Bros/Village Roadshow) Director: Steven Spielberg Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O’Connor, William Hurt, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Robards, Jake Thomas, voices of Jack Angel, Ben Kingsley, Meryl Streep, Chris Rock, Robin Williams Running time: 143 minutes. The late Stanley Kubrick spent many years on pre-production planning for his film [...]

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