Monthly Archives: April 1998

Two Girls and a Guy - * 1/2*

Two Girls and a Guy is an odd and pretentious character drama that can’t quite sustain interest beyond its first thirty minutes. In fact, reading the scandal sheets about its star, Robert Downey Jr, would probably create a more lively … Continue reading

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Music From Another Room - * 1/2*

Is love at first sight possible? The romantic comedy, Music From Another Room would like you to believe so. However, it doesn’t make a very convincing argument. Danny (Jude Law) has met his true love. It happened when he was … Continue reading

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Tarzan and the Lost City - 1/2*

Though technically a sequel to Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Tarzan and the Lost City boasts none of the same cast, and even less quality. It’s a difficult task to make a Tarzan movie on the heels of the successful … Continue reading

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The Big Hit - * * *

The Big Hit is a ridiculous ultraviolent action spoof. It does not take itself seriously, and neither should you. It’s not the typical action-comedy, but once you get adjusted to its unique rhythms, it becomes a hilarious satire. Melvin Smiley … Continue reading

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Sliding Doors - * * 1/2*

Chaos mathematicians have studied a phenomena called “the butterfly effect”, in which a single butterfly flapping its wings can cause tremendous shifts of weather half a world away. The unpredictable effects of a relatively minor change are also explored in … Continue reading

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Suicide Kings - * 1/2*

Kidnapping thrillers seem to be the rage these days, and Suicide Kings is a film that’s so eager to join the trend that it has not just one, but two! But more doesn’t necessarily equate to better, and the only … Continue reading

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The Object of My Affection - * *

What do you expect when the most romantic film relationship in 1997 was between the straight Julia Roberts and the gay Rupert Everett in My Best Friend’s Wedding? The answer: The Object of My Affection, a romantic drama that tries … Continue reading

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Nightwatch - * 1/2*

After sitting on the shelf for nearly two years, Ole Bornedal’s remake of his Danish film, Nattevagten, finally hits the screens. It’s too bad it wasn’t worth waiting for… Martin Bells (Ewan McGregor) is a struggling law student who finds … Continue reading

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Major League: Back to the Minors - *

Well, you just can’t keep a good franchise down…or a bad one from the looks of it. Major League, a mildly amusing film that stretched for it’s first sequel now returns for a third try. However, with most of the … Continue reading

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Paulie - * * *

In the wake of Babe, you would expect to be doused by a flood of talking animal movies. Paulie is the first of three we can expect this year (the others including Dr. Dolittle and Babe 2). If the others … Continue reading

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