Category Archives: 1998

The Rugrats Movie - * *

The Rugrats have made their way from Nickelodeon to the big screen, and the result is, well, alarmingly similar to the television cartoon. For those unfamiliar with the animated series, it is centered on the point of view of several … Continue reading

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Enemy of the State - * * *

You’re not paranoid if they’re really after you. That’s the message of Enemy of the State, the latest techno-thriller from director Tony Scott who takes an exciting, if exaggerated, look at the lack of privacy in our increasingly technological society. … Continue reading

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Meet Joe Black - * * *

Meet Joe Black is your classic boy-meets-girl, boy-likes-girl, boy-gets-killed-in-horrible-accident, supernatural-entity-takes-over-boy’s-body, supernatural-entity-falls-in-love-with-girl story. Based on the 1934 film Death Takes a Holiday, Meet Joe Black is a well acted romantic drama which explores the meanings of life and love. William Parrish … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Home For Christmas - *

It must be the holiday season already. Stores are stocked with decorations galore, and the local theaters are stocked with “feel-good” holiday films, like I’ll Be Home for Christmas. However, don’t be fooled by its title…you aren’t likely to build … Continue reading

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I Still Know What You Did Last Summer - 1/2*

You’ve got to love the slasher genre’s amazing productivity, despite the lack of imagination. It’s a little like a broken factory: it keeps churning out faulty parts, but at least it does it efficiently. With the latest slasher sequel, clumsily … Continue reading

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Elizabeth - * * * 1/2*

Elizabeth is a loose biopic of the early years of Queen Elizabeth I. It may be a period piece, but it sure doesn’t feel like one. Thick with intrigue, and even thicker with strong performances, Elizabeth is actually more thrilling … Continue reading

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The Siege - * * *

What steps are necessary to control domestic terrorism? How far do you go to combat an evil that hides among us? Those are among the questions that are asked by The Siege, a political thriller which goes a bit deeper … Continue reading

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The Waterboy - * * 1/2*

After his attempt to broaden his appeal with The Wedding Singer, Adam Sandler returns back to familiar ground in The Waterboy. It may not be terribly innovative, but Sandler’s in peak form, and he delivers a humorous (if predictable) comedy. … Continue reading

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Living Out Loud - * * 1/2*

Living Out Loud is a rather unconventional romantic comedy, as if you couldn’t tell that by its unlikely leads: Holly Hunter and Danny DeVito. However, with strong characters and an unusual storytelling style, it slowly manages to win us over. … Continue reading

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John Carpenter’s Vampires - * *

Hot on the heels of Blade, we are treated to another vampire-slayer tale, this time from director John Carpenter. While not one of his best directoral efforts, there are enough scares in John Carpenter’s Vampires to please the casual moviegoer. … Continue reading

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