Monthly Archives: October 1999

Princess Mononoke - * * * 1/2*

Also known as The Phantom Princess. This animated film has become Japan’s highest grossing movie. A prince, searching for a cure for a deadly wound, stumbles upon a battle between nature and an iron-mining town. A human girl (voiced by … Continue reading

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Being John Malkovich - * * * 1/2*

Spike Jonze directs this dark comedy about a puppeteer (John Cusack) who discovers the ability to enter the mind of John Malkovich (John Malkovich) for 15 minutes at a time. Catherine Keener will play a love interest of both characters, … Continue reading

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House on Haunted Hill - * 1/2*

The second of this year’s haunted house movies (following the lackluster The Haunting), House on Haunted Hill proves mildly thrilling, but ends up fatally flawed. Steven Price (Geoffrey Rush) is the millionaire master of horror. An amusement park king who … Continue reading

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Music of the Heart - * * 1/2*

Wes Craven directs this true story of a fiddle teacher (Meryl Streep) in East Harlem who gives her students a love and understanding of music, eventually taking them to perform at Carnegie Hall. Gloria Estefan will star as her friend … Continue reading

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Crazy in Alabama - *

The title of Crazy in Alabama could have multiple meanings. It might describe the wild adventures of a young boy growing up in the South. It could describe the pathetic state of civil rights in 1965 Alabama. Or, it could … Continue reading

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Bringing Out the Dead - * * 1/2*

When it was announced that Martin Scorsese’s new film would be a Paul Schrader scripted tale of an unhinged man prowling the nighttime streets of New York City in an ambulance, it was easy to quickly dismiss his latest effort … Continue reading

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Bats - [No Tickets]

With a title like “Bats”, you shouldn’t expect much from a film. But no amount of low expectations could truly prepare you for the horror of watching this film. In the small Texas town of Gallup, a whole flock of … Continue reading

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The Straight Story - * * * *

Director David Lynch has specialized in shocking, adult-oriented fare, helming such films as Blue Velvet and Wild at Heart. Thus, it is surprising to see his name attached to the wholesome G-rated movie like The Straight Story. But perhaps the … Continue reading

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The Story of Us - * *

Rob Reiner directs this romantic comedy starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer, a couple trying to put the spark back into their marriage. Paul Reiser, Julie Haggerty, Rob Reiner, Tim Matheson, Rita Wilson, Betty White and Red Buttons also star. … Continue reading

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Fight Club - * * *

The first rule about Fight Club is that you don’t talk about fight club. I’m about to break that rule. Director David Fincher (of Seven, and The Game fame) is back with a new film, and you should know by … Continue reading

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