Monthly Archives: October 2001

GLITTER

Reviewed by GREG KING (Columbia Tristar) Director: Vondie Curtis Hall Stars: Mariah Carey, Max Beesley, Terrence Howard, Da Brat, Tia Texada, Ann Magnuson, Dorian Harewood, Valarie Pettiford, Eric Benet, Grant Nickalls Running time: 105 minutes. As the old adage says, all that glitters is not necessarily gold. That is certainly true of Glitter, the debut [...]

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ANTITRUST

Reviewed by GREG KING The paranoid thriller came into the computer age with The Net, which showed how easily villainous programmers and hackers can destroy a person’s life in cyberspace, and the sensational spy thriller Sneakers. Antitrust is a new techno-computer thriller takes the paranoid concept further, although the end result is more laughable than [...]

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LOST SOULS

Reviewed by GREG KING Many cinematographers have turned their hand to directing, with varied degrees of success. The latest to make the transition is Oscar winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, who shot Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, amongst others. While there is little doubt about his ability to capture striking visual images, his [...]

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THE OMEGA CODE

Reviewed by GREG KING This inherently silly, quasi-religious thriller has been produced by US Bible cable station The Christian Network in an effort to capture the market for audiences who want to see more Christian values in their movies. Unfortunately, the end result is an abysmal, rather trite and uninvolving thriller that easily ranks as [...]

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EXIT WOUNDS

Reviewed by GREG KING Fans of action hero Steven Seagal would have been disappointed with his past few efforts, including the environmentally themed Fire Down Below and The Patriot, which disappeared straight to video locally. Since the superb Under Siege, Seagal’s films have grown increasingly formulaic and rusty. However, Exit Wounds is a tough police [...]

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TOMCATS

Reviewed by GREG KING Adolescent sex comedies are quite popular at the moment, but the genre reaches a new low with this tacky, potentially offensive and largely unfunny offering from Gregory Poirier, the writer of the equally juvenile but funnier See Spot Run. The basic premise of Tomcats revolves around seven college friends who, while [...]

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THE GODDESS OF 1967

Reviewed by GREG KING Part road movie, part psychological drama, Clara Law’s new film is a crappy, hopelessly muddled, deliberately ambiguous, and ultimately tedious film. The Goddess Of 1967 is another pretentious Australian art house movie that seems to divide audiences who have seen it into those who readily applaud it or those who despise [...]

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AMORES PERROS

Reviewed by GREG KING With Hollywood recently finding fascination in setting films in Mexico (Traffic, the forthcoming Julia Roberts/Brad Pitt romantic comedy The Mexican, etc), it is somehow more interesting when a film from Mexico itself gets a release locally. Films from Mexico are rare indeed, with the excessive and comic book like Perdito Durango [...]

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