Category Archives: 2000

Almost Famous - * * * *

No stranger to the world of music, director Cameron Crowe is well known for the strong rock-and-roll soundtracks of his earlier films, Say Anything, Singles, and Jerry Maguire. However, in his youth, Crowe was actually a rock reporter for Rolling … Continue reading

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Mission: Impossible 2 - * * 1/2*

Another Impossible Mission, this time involving the hunt for a deadly virus. Tom Cruise will star, along with Ving Rhames, Thandie Newton, Brendan Gleeson, Dougray Scott, John Polson, Rade Serbedzija and Richard Roxburgh. Anthony Hopkins will play Cruise’s new boss. … Continue reading

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Small Time Crooks - * 1/2*

Woody Allen directs and stars in this comedy about a group of dimwitted thieves trying to rob a bank. Michael Rappaport, Hugh Grant, Tracy Ullman, Elaine May and Jon Lovitz also star. Capsule Review: One of Woody Allen’s better comedies … Continue reading

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Dinosaur - * * 1/2*

A combination live-action/computer animation/stop motion film about why the dinosaurs became extinct. D.B. Sweeney voices the main character, a dinosaur raised by lemurs. When a giant asteroid threatens, the lone dinosaur leads the lemurs to safety, while his fellow dinosaurs … Continue reading

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Road Trip - * 1/2*

Todd Phillips directs this tale of four college students travelling 1000 miles to another college. Amy Smart, Sean William Scott, Andy Dick, Rachel Blanchard, Tom Green and Breckin Meyer star. Capsule Review: Road Trip plays like a dumbed-down version of … Continue reading

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Hamlet - * *

Contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s famous play. Ethan Hawke stars as Hamlet. Also starring are Kyle MacLachlan (Claudius), Sam Shepard (The Ghost), Julia Stiles (Ophelia), Diane Venora (Gertrude) and Bill Murray (Polonius). Liev Schrieber, Steve Zahn, Casey Affleck and Jeffrey Wright … Continue reading

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Battlefield: Earth - *

Roger Christian directs this adaptation of L. Ron Hubbard’s sci-fi novel. John Travolta will star as the alien overlord of a conquered Earth. Barry Pepper will play Jonnie Goodboy, the human who opposes him. Forest Whitaker, Kim Coates, Sabine Karsent, … Continue reading

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Gladiator - * * *

Welcome to the madness and mayhem of gladatorial combat, where people line up for miles around to get a glimpse of the fighting on the big screen…or make that the arena floor. Director Ridley Scott ushers in the return of … Continue reading

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Time Code - * *

Mike Figgis directs this experimental, improvised thriler. Stellan Skarsgard, Salma Hayek, Saffron Burrows, Holly Hunter, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kyle MacLachlan, Leslie Mann, Julian Sands, Mia Maestro, Alessandro Nivola, Richard Edson, Danny Huston, Aimee Graham, Xander Berkeley, Viveka Davis, Golden Brooks and … Continue reading

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The Big Kahuna - * * *

John Swanbeck directs this 16mm film starring Kevin Spacey, Danny DeVito and Peter Facinelli as a trio of salesmen at an industrial lubricans convention in Wichita. Roger Rueff adapted his comic play. Previously titled Hospitality Suite. Capsule Review: Very obviously … Continue reading

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