Monthly Archives: November 1999

Anna and the King - * *

Andy Tennant directs Chow Yun Fat as the King of Siam, who has a relationship with british governess Anna Leonowens (Jodie Foster) in 19th century Thailand. Bai Ling also stars. Previously titled Anna. Capsule Review: The film has plenty of … Continue reading

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Flawless - * 1/2*

Joel Schumacher directs this comedy-drama from his own script. A retired security guard (Robert DeNiro) suffers a stroke. His rehabilitation involves singing lessons…from the drag queen next door (Phillip Seymour Hoffman). Rory Cochrane, Barry Miller, Wilson Jermaine Heredia and Daphne … Continue reading

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Toy Story 2 - * * *

This sequel to Toy Story was originally planned for a direct-to-video release, but was upgraded to a full theatrical debut. All the voice talents from the original film will be returning (including Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as … Continue reading

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End of Days - *

With Year 2000 fast approaching, you might expect a glut of armageddon films to flood the local theaters. However, for the most part, Hollywood has shown considerable restraint, and focused it’s Y2K angst into time-inspecific supernatural thrillers. However, a few … Continue reading

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Home Page - * *

Documentaries have the unfortunate reputation as being dry, boring films. A documentary about the World Wide Web would seem to be doubly cursed, focusing on the unfilmable medium of the internet. The documentary Home Page instead attempts to capture a … Continue reading

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All About My Mother - * * *

The story of a mothers’ recovery from the death of her teenage son. Cecilia Roth, Elay Azorin, Marisa Maredes, Penelope Cruz, Candela Pena, Antonia San Juan, Rosa Maria Sarda, and Toni Canto will star. Directed by Pedro Almodovar. Capsule Review: … Continue reading

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The World is Not Enough - * *

Pierce Brosnan will return as Bond in the 19th installment in the franchise. Michael Apted is set to direct from a script written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. Denise Richards will play Dr. Christmas Jones, a nuclear weapons expert. … Continue reading

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Sleepy Hollow - * * *

Live action romantic horror film loosely based the legend of Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) and the Headless Horseman. Female lead Katrina Van Tassel will be played by Christina Ricci. Casper Van Dien will play Ichabod’s rival Brom Van Brunt. Andrew … Continue reading

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Goodbye 20th Century! - 1/2*

If you’re looking for a piece of pre-millennial, post-apocalyptic dread to get you in the mood for Y2K, you can look at the latest film from Macedonia, Zbogum na dvadesetiot vek. The trouble is, while the film is certainly unusual, … Continue reading

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The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc - * *

Luc Besson directs this biopic from his own script. Milla Jovovich stars as Joan of Arc in this historical epic. John Malkovich, Faye Dunaway, Dustin Hoffman, Vincent Cassel, Thcheky Karyo, Pascal Greggory, Richard Ridings, Timothy West and Desmond Harrington will … Continue reading

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