Monthly Archives: May 1999

The Thirteenth Floor - *

The Thirteenth Floor is the latest Hollywood film to jump on the virtual reality bandwagon. However, unlike previous films in the new genre, this one lands with a heavy thud. The movie starts intriguingly enough. An elderly man in 1937 … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace - * * *

If you’ve lived in a cave for the past twenty-five years, you may be the only one unfamiliar with the Star Wars saga. It’s been a mere sixteen years since George Lucas delivered the last chapter in this science fiction … Continue reading

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Notting Hill - * * *

The idea behind Notting Hill is simple enough: Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant together in a romantic comedy. And even though the screenplay never gets much further than that concept, it carries it off surprisingly well. Julia Roberts plays a … Continue reading

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Tea With Mussolini - [No Tickets]

Franco Zeffirelli directs this autobiographical comedy about a young boy (Baird Wallace) left in the care of three eccentric British women (Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench), and a frequently widowed Jewish-American millionairess (Cher) in Tuscany from 1936 to … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream - * * *

Not to be confused with all those other Midsummer Night’s Dreams out there, William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an adaptation of, you guessed it, William Shakespeare’s beloved comedy. Boasting a star-studded cast, Michael Hoffman’s adaptation is mostly faithful … Continue reading

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The Mummy - * * 1/2*

The first image that pops in your head when you hear the title, The Mummy, is likely that of a slow walking corpse, thoroughly wrapped in gauze. This remake attempts to revitalize the stiff horror classic, not only replacing Ol’ … Continue reading

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