Monthly Archives: April 2002

RESIDENT EVIL

Reviewed by GREG KING (Constantin Films/Davis Films/Buena Vista International) Director: Paul W S Anderson Stars: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodgriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, Colin Salmon Running time: 99 minutes. While based on the popular video game, this big budget film adaptation of Resident Evil liberally borrows from a number of other well-known films [...]

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BAISE MOI

Reviewed by GREG KING (Potential Films) Directors: Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi Stars: Karen Bach, Raffaela Anderson, HPG, Ouassini Embarek, Patrick Eudeline, Hacene Beddrouh Running time: 77 minutes. Two angry, man-hating young women embark on a cross country killing spree in this confronting new film best described as a Gallic version of Thelma And [...]

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WE WERE SOLDIERS

Reviewed by GREG KING (Paramount/Icon) Director: Randall Wallace Stars: Mel Gibson, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott, Chris Klein, Madeleine Stowe, Barry Pepper, Keri Russell Running time: 138 minutes. Saving Private Ryan set a new standard for war films with its gritty realism, while the recent Black Hawk Down raised the bar for the depiction of the [...]

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CROSSROADS

Reviewed by GREG KING (Zomba Films/Village Roadshow) Director: Tamra Davis Stars: Britney Spears, Anson Mount, Zoe Saldana, Taryn Manning, Dan Aykroyd, Kim Cattrall, Justin Long Running time: 93 minutes. Part Boys On The Side, part Coyote Ugly, and one part just plain ugly? While not quite the dog we were all expecting after fellow singer [...]

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THE SCORPION KING

Reviewed by GREG KING (Universal/WWF Entertainment/UIP) Director: Chuck Russell Stars: The Rock, Kelly Hu, Steven Brand, Michael Clarke Duncan, Grant Heslov, Bernard Hill, Peter Facinelli, Ralf Moeller, Sherri Howard Running time: 91 minutes. Heavy weight wrestler The Rock (real name Dwayne Johnson) kick starts a new action franchise with this prequel of sorts to The [...]

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THE TIME MACHINE

Reviewed by GREG KING (Dreamworks/Warner Bros/Village Roadshow) Directors: Simon Wells, Gore Verbinski Stars: Guy Pearce, Samantha Mumba, Jeremy Irons, Orlando Jones, Mark Addy, Phyllida Law, Alan Young Running time: 94 minutes. Like the recent “re-imaginings” of classic films Planet Of The Apes and Get Carter, this updated version of The Time Machine is a completely [...]

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QUEEN OF THE DAMNED

Reviewed by GREG KING (New Line Cinema/Village Roadshow) Director: Michael Rymer Stars: Stuart Townsend, Aaliyah, Marguerite Moreau, Vincent Perez, Lena Olin, Paul McGann, Bruce Spence, Matthew Newton, Marg Downey, Pia Miranda Running time: 101 minutes. This lame sequel to Neil Jordan’s Interview With The Vampire is damned awful and, not to put too fine a [...]

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VAN WALKER: PARTY LIAISON

Reviewed by GREG KING (Myriad Pictures/Columbia/Hoyts Distribution) Director: Walt Becker Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Tim Matheson, Kal Penn, Daniel Cosgrove, Curtis Armstrong, Deon Richmond, Emily Rutherford, Alex Burns, Teck Holmes, Chris Owen, Paul Gleason Running time: 93 minutes. Yet another teen movie? National Lampoon returns to the world of fraternity house parties and the [...]

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