Monthly Archives: March 1999

The Matrix - * * * 1/2*

Mention a science fiction film starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne and you might conjure up frightening images of Johnny Mnemonic or Event Horizon. However, their new film, The Matrix, is a dazzling and unique work that will certainly put … Continue reading

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10 Things I Hate About You - * 1/2*

Ten Things I Hate About 10 Things I Hate About You: 10. The Downsizing of Shakespeare. Poor William Shakespeare. Who’d have thought his plays could sink so low. 10 Things I Hate About You is loosely (very loosely) based upon … Continue reading

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Never Been Kissed - * * 1/2*

Never Been Kissed is a film about second chances. Similar in ways to Peggy Sue Got Married, the film gives its lead character a chance to relive her not-so-glorious days of high school (albeit without the time travel twist). Never … Continue reading

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The Mod Squad - *

The Hollywood creative rut of recycling old TV show reruns has finally gotten deep enough to reach The Mod Squad. A ridiculous show to start with, should we be surprised that it has spawned an even more ridiculous movie? It … Continue reading

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Doug’s 1st Movie - * *

Following the success of The Rugrats Movie, Disney has been quick to follow suit. Doug’s 1st Movie takes the TV cartoon staple, Doug, and plops him where he doesn’t quite belong: on the movie screen. The result is mildly entertaining … Continue reading

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The Most Anticipated Event of the Year: The Backlash Against Episode One

At the time I am writing this, there are still eight weeks until the premiere of the year’s most anticipated movie, Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace. Despite high degrees of secrecy, the entire plot is freely available … Continue reading

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It’s Never Too Early! – Oscar Predictions for 1999

Hey, it’s never too early to talk about the Oscars! There may be very little chance of being accurate (I mean, at this point last year who would have picked the Paltrow-Benigni-Dench-Coburn combo?), but it’s fun to speculate. Last year … Continue reading

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True Crime - *

It is sad to see a movie like True Crime go so horribly, horribly wrong. It has a good director and a very talented cast, all of whom are doing their utmost to enliven the routine story. But at each … Continue reading

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Ravenous - * 1/2*

Ah, what could be better than the return of the good ol’ fashioned cannibal movie? Well, judging from Ravenous, quite a bit, actually. Though it nearly hits its stride as a black comedy, the film never quite finds its rhythym, … Continue reading

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Forces of Nature - * * 1/2*

Part road movie, part romantic comedy, Forces of Nature takes several overfamiliar plots and, well, repeats them. It’s certainly not innovative, but it does have its moments. Ben (Ben Affleck) is about to be married. His fiancee, Bridget (Maura Tierney) … Continue reading

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