Monthly Archives: July 1999

The Sixth Sense - * *

1999 has seen the strong return of supernatural films, and millennium fever means there are even more in the pipeline. The Sixth Sense is the latest supernatural drama, and it had good promise. Unfortunately, the atmosphere of the film can’t … Continue reading

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Twin Falls Idaho - * * 1/2*

Michael and Mark Polish write, direct and star in this drama about conjoined twins searching for their mother. Instead, they meet a prostitute (Michele Hicks). Capsule Review: This rare look at a pair of conjoined twins is certainly touching, and … Continue reading

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Runaway Bride - * * 1/2*

Although nearly ten years have passed, Runaway Bride tries to recreate the magic of Pretty Woman. Richard Gere and Julia Roberts return, along with a sizable portion of the earlier film’s cast. The director, Garry Marshall, is back as well. … Continue reading

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Deep Blue Sea - * * 1/2*

One of the oldest adages in the monster movie is, Don’t fool with Mother Nature. A slightly newer adage in Hollywood might be, Don’t fool with Steven Spielberg. Deep Blue Sea flaunts both of those rules. And, despite a boatload … Continue reading

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The Thomas Crown Affair - * 1/2*

Following on the heels of Entrapment, The Thomas Crown Affair is another love-and-crime story, though one with a slightly different tack. A remake of the 1968 Steve McQueen-Faye Dunaway caper flick, this new Thomas Crown Affair tones down the crime … Continue reading

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Inspector Gadget - *

It’s no secret that Disney movies have become increasingly formulaic over the years. It is a trend that worked (mostly) well with their animation division, because…well, their animated films were good to begin with. However, their live-action fare hasn’t fared … Continue reading

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The Haunting - 1/2*

Okay…it’s time for a quick tongue twister. The Haunting is based on Shirley Jackson’s novel, The Haunting of Hill House, and was originally titled The Haunting of Hill House, unlike the prior 1963 movie based on The Haunting of Hill … Continue reading

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Drop Dead Gorgeous - * * 1/2*

Drop Dead Gorgeous is a biting and, at times, cruel satire of beauty pageants and the small-town mentality. Written by former pageant contestant Lona Williams, this comedy has the ring of truth, but it tends to go a bit too … Continue reading

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Lake Placid - * 1/2*

Lake Placid is a simple film to sum up: a giant crocodile in Maine. That’s about it. That one lone sentence fragment aptly summarizes the completely ridiculous premise of this comic thriller. It’s not much of a movie, and what … Continue reading

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Eyes Wide Shut - * * 1/2*

Eyes Wide Shut marks the end of an era. It is not only the career concluding film of the recently deceased director, Stanley Kubrick, but also the end of one of the longest film shoots in history. For two years, … Continue reading

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