Monthly Archives: August 1999

Dudley Do-Right - 1/2*

Pity Brendan Fraser. While he occassionally displays his talent by stretching out to unique films such as Still Breathing, Gods and Monsters, or The Twilight of the Golds, like an unerring yo-yo, he always returns to his goofball origins of … Continue reading

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The 13th Warrior - * *

The Thirteenth Warrior (previously known as Eaters of the Dead) has been collecting dust on the studio shelves for well over a year now. Usually that, combined with the dread end-of-August release date, is a sure sign of a potentially … Continue reading

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Fall Preview – 1999

Once again, the best time of year for film lovers has rolled around. The year has been rather unassuming up to this point. However, the final four months of the year are the time when the studios crank out their … Continue reading

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Universal Soldier: The Return - [No Tickets]

After a bad (but watchable) initial movie, Universal Soldier weathered two horrific direct-to-video sequels with the original lead, Jean-Claude Van Damme, noticeably absent. Now, seven years after the original film, Van Damme’s career is struggling. Perhaps reuniting with this flagging … Continue reading

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Better Than Chocolate - * *

Anne Wheeler directs this romantic comedy about a woman who desperately tries to hide her lesbian affair from her visiting mother. Wendy Crewson, Karyn Dwyer, Christina Cox, Anne-Marie MacDonald, Peter Outerbridge, Marya Delver and Kevin Mundy star. Previously titled Maggie … Continue reading

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Detroit Rock City - 1/2*

In 1978, Four teens (Edward Furlong, Guiseppe Andrews, James DeBello and Sam Huntington) will do anything to attend a KISS concert. Natasha Lyonne and Lin Shaye also star. Adam Rifkin directs. Capsule Review: There’s not much to like in this … Continue reading

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Brokedown Palace - * *

Jonathan Kaplan directs this contemporary drama about two women (Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale) who are caught up in a series of nightmarish events while travelling in Southeast Asia. Bill Pullman is a lawer who works to free them of … Continue reading

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Bowfinger - * * * 1/2*

There’s nothing Hollywood likes better than taking a fawningly humorous look at the art of moviemaking. (Well, maybe they like making cheap sequels better, but I’m sure this comes a close second!) Bowfinger is one such comedy, following a desperate … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Sebastian Cole - * * 1/2*

Tod Williams directs this comedy about a dysfunctional family. Adrian Grenier stars as Sebastian Cole, a high school junior whose stepfather (Clark Gregg) announces he is a transsexual. Margaret Colin plays Sebastian’s mother. Aleksa Palladino, John Shea and Marni Lustig … Continue reading

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Mystery Men - * * *

Do we really need a superhero spoof? The last two Batman films were comic enough, and the filmic landscape is littered with the likes of Blankman and Meteor Man. Yet, with sharp writing and a fine cast, Mystery Men confidently … Continue reading

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