Monthly Archives: April 2003

X2

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Bryan Singer Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Brian Cox, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Anna Paquin, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos,  Alan Cumming, Kelly Hu, Shawn Ashmore, Aaron Stanford, Bruce Davison With the possible exception of Matrix Reloaded, X2 is the most eagerly anticipated sequel of the year. And the [...]

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THE GOOD GIRL

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Miguel Arteta Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, John C Reilly, Tim Blake Nelson, Zooey Deschanel, Mike White, John Carroll Lynch, Deborah Rush Of the Friends cast, only the female stars seem to have traded on their small screen fame for big screen success. Lisa Kudrow has probably been the most [...]

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SHANGHAI KNIGHTS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: David Dobkin Stars: Jackie Chan, Owen Wilson, Aiden Gillen, Donnie Yen, Fann Wong, Thomas Fisher Jackie Chan’s Hollywood career has very much seen him stuck in a number of bland, formulaic buddy-type action comedies that have often blanded down his penchant for frenzied martial arts fights and physical action.  Amongst [...]

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WHAT A GIRL WANTS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dennie Gordon Stars: Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Anna Chancellor, Kelly Preston, Oliver James, Eileen Atkins, Jonathan Pryce, Christina Cole, Sylvia Sims. Bright and breezy, light weight and utterly predictable, but this effervescent piece of cinematic froth will appeal to teenage girls everywhere.  Loosely inspired by the 1958 romantic comedy The [...]

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HOW TO LOSE A GUY IN 10 DAYS

Reviewed by GREG KING. Close your eyes and reel back the years, and you can almost picture Doris Day and Rock Hudson, or Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn in the lead roles in this contemporary, media-savvy romantic comedy about the battle of the sexes. However, there is a distinct lack of the type of snappy [...]

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RIPLEY’S GAME

Reviewed by GREG KING. For this belated sequel of sorts to Anthony Minghella’s stylish 1999 noir piece The Talented Mr Ripley, the handsome, clean cut Matt Damon has morphed into the urbane, but more dangerous and reptilian John Malkovich, who plays the eponymous, amoral art dealing murderer and chameleon some thirty years later. After making [...]

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ANGER MANAGEMENT

Reviewed by GREG KING. By rights the combination of fiery, triple Oscar winner Jack Nicholson and mild mannered comic Adam Sandler, better known for playing whining loners and losers, should be a disaster. But, somehow, the off beat pairing almost comes up trumps in this enjoyable comedy. There are a few moments throughout that don’t [...]

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