Tag Archives: Famke Janssen

House on Haunted Hill - * 1/2*

The second of this year’s haunted house movies (following the lackluster The Haunting), House on Haunted Hill proves mildly thrilling, but ends up fatally flawed. Steven Price (Geoffrey Rush) is the millionaire master of horror. An amusement park king who … Continue reading

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The Faculty - * *

And another film rolls out of the teen-horror factory. But, The Faculty shows promise: it has some decent talent attached, and seems to be a change of pace from your run-of-the-mill serial killer stalking teenagers film. Is it any good? … Continue reading

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Rounders - * * *

Rounders introduces us to the world of high-stakes poker. With an electric cast, and some apt direction, it transforms a run-of-the-mill storyline into a fascinating movie. Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) is a master poker player. He claims that poker is … Continue reading

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Deep Rising - * 1/2*

The formula is simple. Trap a varied group of people on an isolated location, then pop in a seemingly unstoppable monster to kill them one by one. These have been the successful ingredients for many good films (The Thing, Alien, … Continue reading

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The Gingerbread Man - * * *

Doing a John Grisham film seems to be the trendy way these days for an artistic director to make a commercial film. First Francis Ford Coppola tackled The Rainmaker, which is still the finest adaptation of any of Grisham’s works. … Continue reading

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