Monthly Archives: October 1999

Superstar - * 1/2*

In yet another Saturday Night Live skit-turned-film, Molly Shannon stars as nerdy Catholic schoolgirl Mary Katherine Gallagher, dreaming of superstardom. She enters a talent contest with hopes of winning a part as a film extra. Will Ferrell will play the … Continue reading

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Three to Tango - * *

Damon Santostefano directs this romantic comedy. A businessman (Dylan McDermott) asks his employee (Matthew Perry) to look after his mistress (Neve Campbell), thinking the employee is gay. He’s not…but pretends to be in order to be close to the girl … Continue reading

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The Limey - * * *

Steven Soderbergh directs this action-drama about an Englishman (Terence Stamp) who travels to L.A. to avenge his daughter’s death. Lesley Ann Warren is an English teacher who helps him out. Peter Fonda will play the bad guy, Amelia Heinle will … Continue reading

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Boys Don’t Cry - * * * *

Being based on a true story is somehow a blessing and a curse for a film. All too often, such movies try to capitalize on their origins to deliver an emotional impact which the film itself cannot provide. Such is … Continue reading

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Random Hearts - * 1/2*

Sydney Pollack directs Harrison Ford in this adaptation of Warren Adler’s novel. Ford will play Dutch Van Den Broeck, an internal affairs detective whose wife dies in a plane crash. She is found carrying the same key as another man … Continue reading

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Three Kings - * * *

It’s been eight years since the Gulf War, and so far (aside from a few throwaway gimmicks in the Hot Shots series) only one film, Courage Under Fire, has told a Gulf War story. Courage Under Fire now has company: … Continue reading

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Mystery, Alaska - * *

Jay Roach directs this hockey comedy about a small Alaskan town whose local team unexpectedly finds itself in a match against the NY Rangers. Russell Crowe stars as the town’s hockey-playing sheriff, and Mary McCormack will portray his wife, and … Continue reading

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