Monthly Archives: November 1998

Very Bad Things - * 1/2*

Peter Berg directs this messy (in more ways than one) black comedy. But while it certainly is dark and morbid…someone forgot the laughs in this dreary film. Very Bad Things tells the tale of a bachelor party that goes horribly … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ringmaster - [No Tickets]

At the turn of the millenium, the name Jerry Springer has become synonomous with “trash tv” and everything that has gone wrong with our culture. It’s only fitting, then, that Jerry gets his own movie. But Ringmaster, a half-hearted attempt … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Leave a comment

Home Fries - * * 1/2*

Home Fries is an unusual romantic comedy where you never quite know what to expect. Just when you think you’ve figured it out, the film veers off in a different direction. The end result may leave you disoriented, but its … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Babe: Pig in the City - * *

I have to admit, I wasn’t Babe‘s biggest fan. The premise was cute, and the speaking-animal effects were well done, but I still maintain that the original film was well over-praised. Which brings us to Babe: Pig in the City, … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Leave a comment

A Bug’s Life - * * * 1/2*

The season’s second computer-animated ant tale (following Antz) has finally hit the theaters. It lacks some of the earlier film’s sophisticated humor, but more than makes up for it with its rich animation and endearing characters. The ant colony on … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Rugrats Movie - * *

The Rugrats have made their way from Nickelodeon to the big screen, and the result is, well, alarmingly similar to the television cartoon. For those unfamiliar with the animated series, it is centered on the point of view of several … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Tagged | Leave a comment

Enemy of the State - * * *

You’re not paranoid if they’re really after you. That’s the message of Enemy of the State, the latest techno-thriller from director Tony Scott who takes an exciting, if exaggerated, look at the lack of privacy in our increasingly technological society. … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meet Joe Black - * * *

Meet Joe Black is your classic boy-meets-girl, boy-likes-girl, boy-gets-killed-in-horrible-accident, supernatural-entity-takes-over-boy’s-body, supernatural-entity-falls-in-love-with-girl story. Based on the 1934 film Death Takes a Holiday, Meet Joe Black is a well acted romantic drama which explores the meanings of life and love. William Parrish … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

I’ll Be Home For Christmas - *

It must be the holiday season already. Stores are stocked with decorations galore, and the local theaters are stocked with “feel-good” holiday films, like I’ll Be Home for Christmas. However, don’t be fooled by its title…you aren’t likely to build … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Tagged , | Leave a comment

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer - 1/2*

You’ve got to love the slasher genre’s amazing productivity, despite the lack of imagination. It’s a little like a broken factory: it keeps churning out faulty parts, but at least it does it efficiently. With the latest slasher sequel, clumsily … Continue reading

Posted in 1998, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment