Monthly Archives: November 2002

GARAGE DAYS

Reviewed by GREG KING It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll? The pitfalls of becoming a rock star and the struggle to survive the sex, drugs, madness and incredible pressures of the music industry have been explored on film numerous times before – from Barbra Streisand’s self-indulgent remake of [...]

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Reviewed by GREG KING Vin Diesel and director Rob Cohen had a box office hit with The Fast And The Furious, a pacy thriller set against the background of illegal street racing. The pair reunites for this exciting but far-fetched spy thriller that attempts to outdo the Bond movies while kickstarting its own potential franchise. [...]

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EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS

Reviewed by GREG KING Humungous mutant spiders terrorise a small mining town in Arizona in this rather clever blend of elements of films like Them, Tarantula, and Arachnophobia, etc. Eight Legged Freaks is something of a throw back or homage to the creature features of the 1950′s, when the mutant creatures were usually affected by [...]

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HAPPY TIMES

Reviewed by GREG KING. Out of despair can come hope and optimism for a brighter, better future. That is the main positive message one takes away from the ironically titled Happy Times, the touching, tragic, bittersweet and poignant new film from revered Chinese director Zhang Yimou (Raise The Red Lantern, The Road Home, etc). Such [...]

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