Daily Archives: January 30, 1998

Zero Effect - * * *

Jake Kasdan, son of one of the best screenwriters around, breaks into filmmaking by writing and directing this hard-to-categorize detective story. Part mystery, part comedy, part character study and part romance, for the most part Kasdan manages to combine the … Continue reading

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Deceiver - *

Deceiver is a plot twist in search of a movie. This overly constructed film succeeds in having many surprises, and, being true to its title, being deceptive. But there is little in the film that is worthy of deceit. Braxton … Continue reading

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Great Expectations - *

I’ll be the first to admit it. When you mention the book Great Expectations, I immediately begin experiencing flashbacks to junior high English class, where I was confronted with a torturously boring book filled with people with such nonsensical names … Continue reading

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Desperate Measures - * * 1/2*

To save a loved one, how great a cost would you be willing to pay? Would you be willing to break the law? If so, which ones, and how many times? Is that one life worth the lives of others? … Continue reading

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Deep Rising - * 1/2*

The formula is simple. Trap a varied group of people on an isolated location, then pop in a seemingly unstoppable monster to kill them one by one. These have been the successful ingredients for many good films (The Thing, Alien, … Continue reading

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