Tag Archives: Anthony Hopkins

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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Instinct - 1/2*

You always have to be careful when approaching a movie involving gorillas. Things can quickly turn ugly, and you can be left with something resembling Congo or (shudder) Buddy. However, every now and then, you’ll run across a Gorillas in … 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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The Mask of Zorro - * * *

After quite an extended absence from the screen, Zorro has returned in the brand new adventure. The Mask of Zorro typifies what a good summer popcorn movie can be: an action-packed adventure with an actual plot and interesting characters! The … Continue reading

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Amistad - * * *

Let the world take note: Steven Spielberg has returned to the arena of “important filmmaking”. However, considering his last “important” film was the masterful Schindler’s List, he’s got a lot to live up to. And although he tackles an appropriately … Continue reading

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The Edge - * * *

Several genres meet at The Edge. At it’s core, it’s a thriller, yet it also has elements of a buddy movie, a wilderness adventure, a monster movie and a character drama. Director Lee Tamahori stitches together all these disparate elements … Continue reading

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Nixon - * *

Great performances help redeem director/screenwriter Oliver Stone’s twisted fiasco. Anthondy Hopkins takes the title role, which somewhat follows the life and presidency of Richard Nixon. Oliver Stone chooses to tell the story mostly in flashback. He starts with the final … Continue reading

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The Innocent - * *

The characters in this cold-war intrigue remain an enigma, much like Anthony Hopkins’ muddled American accent. Campbell Scott portrays a young British electronics expert assigned to work with the Americans in West Berlin in the 1950s. Anthony Hopkins is the … Continue reading

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