Tag Archives: Action

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

Posted in 2000, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 2000, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 2000, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Romeo Must Die - * 1/2*

Jet Li stars in this very loose adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, involving the Chinese and African-American mobs in LA. Jet Li comes to American to avenge his slain brother, and teams with the daughter (Aaliyah) of his family’s rival … Continue reading

Posted in 2000, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Reindeer Games - * *

John Frankenheimer directs this thriller in which an ex-con (Ben Affleck) is set up by his former cellmate (Gary Sinise) to rob a casino. Charlize Theron, Dennis Farina, James Frain, Donal Logue, Ashton Kutcher, Isaac Hayes, Danny Trejo and Clarence … Continue reading

Posted in 2000, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pitch Black - * * 1/2*

Pitch Black looks like any number of early-year sci-fi disasters. (Does anyone remember Screamers, or Virus?) But, on closer inspection, this Alien clone has some unique features. And, while it never expands the genre, Pitch Black provides its fair share … Continue reading

Posted in 2000, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 1999, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chill Factor - 1/2*

Five years after Speed, the train-wreck movie clones just keep on coming. The latest down the pike is Chill Factor, an utterly unmemorable piece of dreck that centers on an explosive substance nearly as toxic as this movie. Dr. Richard … Continue reading

Posted in 1999, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Universal Soldier: The Return - [No Tickets]

After a bad (but watchable) initial movie, Universal Soldier weathered two horrific direct-to-video sequels with the original lead, Jean-Claude Van Damme, noticeably absent. Now, seven years after the original film, Van Damme’s career is struggling. Perhaps reuniting with this flagging … Continue reading

Posted in 1999, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Deep Blue Sea - * * 1/2*

One of the oldest adages in the monster movie is, Don’t fool with Mother Nature. A slightly newer adage in Hollywood might be, Don’t fool with Steven Spielberg. Deep Blue Sea flaunts both of those rules. And, despite a boatload … Continue reading

Posted in 1999, Movie Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment