Monthly Archives: March 2002

SHOWTIME

Reviewed by GREG KING (Warner Bros/Village Roadshow) Director: Tom Dey Stars: Eddie Murphy, Robert De Niro, Rene Russo, Drena De Niro, William Shatner, Frankie R Faison Running time: 95 minutes. Robert De Niro and Eddie Murphy make for an unlikely pairing in this latest odd couple/buddy cop film, but there is very little chemistry between [...]

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KANDAHAR

Reviewed by GREG KING (Potential Films) Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf Stars: Nelofer Pazira, Hassan Tantai, Sadou Teymouri Running time: 85 minutes (English, and Farsi with English subtitles). Given the US sanctioned war against terrorism that is currently devastating much of Afghanistan, this new film from acclaimed Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf (Gabbeh, etc) is both timely and [...]

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SUPER TROOPERS

Reviewed by GREG KING (20th Century Fox) Director: Jay Chandrasekhar Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Brian Cox, Daniel Van Bargen, Marisa Coughlan, Lynda Carter, James Grace, Michael Weaver, Dan Fey Running time: 103 minutes. Super Troopers is the debut film from a comic troupe formed by a group of [...]

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Reviewed by GREG KING (Lion’s Gate Films/Village Roadshow) Director: Tim Blake Nelson Stars: Josh Hartnett, Mekhi Phifer, Julia Stiles, Martin Sheen, Eldon Hesnon, Andrew Johnson, Andrew JJ Keegan, John Heard Running time: 95 minutes. Othello goes to high school? Shakespeare’s play about an inter racial love affair, and the treacherous friend whose scheming and all [...]

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KATE & LEOPOLD

Reviewed by GREG KING (Miramax/Buena Vista International) Director: James Mangold Stars: Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Breckin Meyer, Natasha Lyonne, Bradley Whitford, Philip Bosco, Spalding Gray Running time: 121 minutes. Blast From The Past, indeed! Queen of the romantic comedy, Meg Ryan returns to safe territory with this fluffy, light weight, undeniably formulaic farce [...]

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NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE

Reviewed by GREG KING (Columbia Tristar) Director: Joel Gallen Stars: Chris Evans, Chyler Leigh, Mia Kershner, Deon Richmond, Jaime Pressly, Sam Huntington, Randy Quaid, Lacy Chabert, Molly Ringwald, Ed Lauter, Mr T, Paul Gleason. Movie genre spoofs are generally hit and miss affairs (Scary Movie, Fatal Instinct, etc), and Not Another Teen Movie is no [...]

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SORORITY BOYS

Reviewed by GREG KING (Touchstone Pictures/Buena Vista International) Director: Wally Wolodarsky Stars: Barry Watson, Michael Rosenbaum, Harland Williams, Melissa Sagmiller, Heather Matarazzo, Mark Metcalf, James Daughton, Stephen Furst Running time: 94 minutes. Following in the stiletto heels of such cross-dressing classics as Some Like It Hot and Tootsie comes this rather feeble, laboured and largely [...]

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ROLLERBALL

Reviewed by GREG KING. John McTiernan’s remake of Norman Jewison’s 1975 sci-fi film Rollerball is a rather tedious and pointless exercise, that also ranks as one of the worst movies released so far this year. A decade ago, McTiernan had established a reputation as an exciting director of impressive action sequences (Die Hard, The Hunt [...]

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