Monthly Archives: March 1999

EDtv - * * *

Instant fame is a dream of many, but at what cost does it come? Director Ron Howard’s latest film, Ed TV, takes a critical look at the price of celebrity. This comedy doesn’t pack as hefty a punch as it … Continue reading

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Wing Commander - *

Just ask anyone who’s seen Super Mario Brothers, the Movie, making worthy film adaptations of computer games is a difficult business. Most computer games are light on plot and characterization to provide maximum interactivity. Film adaptations strip away that interactivity, … Continue reading

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The Rage: Carrie 2 - 1/2*

Most horror films are hesitant to trumpet their lack of originality. That’s not the case with The Rage: Carrie 2, which displays its copycat plot proudly. It has to…there’s not much else which connects this film with the original Carrie. … Continue reading

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The Deep End of the Ocean - * * 1/2*

The Deep End of the Ocean is the type of tragic drama that is most often seen as a TV movie-of-the-week. Based on Jacquelyn Mitchard’s novel, it paints a stark, depressing picture, and adds a glimmer of hope intermingled with … Continue reading

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The Corruptor - * *

The Corruptor promises a mix of Hong Kong style action with a gritty New York cop drama, and it partially delivers each. The action sequences are entertaining, but not electric; the drama is interesting, but hardly original. The Corruptor opens … Continue reading

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Baby Geniuses - 1/2*

Going in to the movie Baby Geniuses, I tried to reassure myself that the movie couldn’t nearly be as bad as its premise makes it seem. After all, some good talent (Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Dom DeLuise) is attached, and … Continue reading

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Cruel Intentions - * * 1/2*

Coderelos De Laclos’ novel Les Liasons Dangereuses has been adapted several times before, and into better movies than Cruel Intentions. However, this latest adaptation is perhaps the most inventive, and certainly holds its own against the current glut of teen-centric … Continue reading

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