Category Archives: 1998

Shakespeare in Love - * * * 1/2*

Shakespeare in Love is a delightful romantic comedy with a literary twist. A fictionalized account of a few months of Shakespeare’s life, the film manages to humanize the greatest English writer of all time, and delivers a splendid time while … Continue reading

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Rushmore - * * *

No, this is not a film about the famous South Dakota presidential monument. Rather, Rushmore is a unique comedy about two somewhat obnoxious, but endearing, characters and their quest for happiness. Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) is one of the most … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Insurrection - * 1/2*

The odd-numbered Star Trek film curse strikes again. For those of you unfamiliar with Star Trek lore, it has been maintained that the only good Star Trek films are those with even numbers. Perhaps in response to this, Paramount stopped … Continue reading

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Jack Frost - *

It’s hard to imagine the idea even looked good on paper. Mixing a live action Frosty-the-snowman adventure with a tragic father and son bonding story, Jack Frost is even more unappealing on screen. Michael Keaton plays a blues musician by … Continue reading

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Psycho - * *

I’ll admit it up front. I’ve never considered the original Psycho to be one of Hitchcock’s best films. Although a good film, it should be celebrated more for its groundbreaking elements than for its quality. That leads us to what … Continue reading

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Very Bad Things - * 1/2*

Peter Berg directs this messy (in more ways than one) black comedy. But while it certainly is dark and morbid…someone forgot the laughs in this dreary film. Very Bad Things tells the tale of a bachelor party that goes horribly … Continue reading

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Ringmaster - [No Tickets]

At the turn of the millenium, the name Jerry Springer has become synonomous with “trash tv” and everything that has gone wrong with our culture. It’s only fitting, then, that Jerry gets his own movie. But Ringmaster, a half-hearted attempt … Continue reading

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Home Fries - * * 1/2*

Home Fries is an unusual romantic comedy where you never quite know what to expect. Just when you think you’ve figured it out, the film veers off in a different direction. The end result may leave you disoriented, but its … Continue reading

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Babe: Pig in the City - * *

I have to admit, I wasn’t Babe‘s biggest fan. The premise was cute, and the speaking-animal effects were well done, but I still maintain that the original film was well over-praised. Which brings us to Babe: Pig in the City, … Continue reading

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A Bug’s Life - * * * 1/2*

The season’s second computer-animated ant tale (following Antz) has finally hit the theaters. It lacks some of the earlier film’s sophisticated humor, but more than makes up for it with its rich animation and endearing characters. The ant colony on … Continue reading

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