Monthly Archives: June 2002

SCOOBY DOO

Reviewed by GREG KING (Warner Bros/Mosaic Media/Village Roadshow) Director: Raja Gosnell Stars: Freddie Prinze jr, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, Linda Cardellini, Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Anderson, Kristian Scmidt. Scooby Don’t is more like it! There are not enough synonyms in the thesaurus to adequately describe just how woeful this inept, brainless and dreadfully unfunny live [...]

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AUDITION

Reviewed by GREG KING (Siren) Director: Takashi Miike Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Jun Kunimura, Renji Ishibashi Running time: 115 minutes (Japanese, with English subtitles). Takashi Miike is one of Japan’s most prolific directors, making an average of four films a year, although very few of them are seen outside of his native [...]

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THE MAJESTIC

Reviewed by GREG KING This feel good but overly sentimental Capraesque drama gives perennially rubber-faced comic Jim Carrey another rare opportunity to play a straight dramatic role in the sort of role that would have been tailor made for the late, great Jimmy Stewart over half a century ago. Set in the ’50′s, at the [...]

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I AM SAM

Reviewed by GREG KING (New Line Cinema/Village Roadshow) Director: Jessie Nelson Stars: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dakota Fanning, Richard Schiff, Loretta Devine, Laura Dern, Doug Hutchison, Brent Spiner, Mary Steenbergen Running time: 132 minutes. It’s now apparent that Denzel Washington got away with murder at the recent Oscars ceremony. Through its desire to be seen [...]

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HARDBALL

Reviewed by GREG KING. Bad News Bears with attitude and a hard edge? Baseball and social commentary make for uneasy bedfellows in this new film from Brian Robbins, director of Varsity Blues, etc, which reflects many of the themes common to his films. Conor O’Neill (Keanu Reeves) is a gambling addict deeply in debt to [...]

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