Tag Archives: Mark Wahlberg

Three Kings - * * *

It’s been eight years since the Gulf War, and so far (aside from a few throwaway gimmicks in the Hot Shots series) only one film, Courage Under Fire, has told a Gulf War story. Courage Under Fire now has company: … Continue reading

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The Corruptor - * *

The Corruptor promises a mix of Hong Kong style action with a gritty New York cop drama, and it partially delivers each. The action sequences are entertaining, but not electric; the drama is interesting, but hardly original. The Corruptor opens … Continue reading

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The Big Hit - * * *

The Big Hit is a ridiculous ultraviolent action spoof. It does not take itself seriously, and neither should you. It’s not the typical action-comedy, but once you get adjusted to its unique rhythms, it becomes a hilarious satire. Melvin Smiley … Continue reading

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Boogie Nights - * * * 1/2*

Director Paul Thomas Anderson has created a sweeping saga of an unlikely subject: the adult film industry. Technically brilliant, and with good acting, Boogie nights is a very good, but not great, film. The film follows the meteoric rise and … Continue reading

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Fear - * * 1/2*

Surprisingly good entry in the overworn “____ From Hell” genre. This time around, “Boyfriend” fills the blank. William Petersen is an overworked architect who has his hands full trying to cope with his rebellious 16-year-old daughter, Reese Witherspoon. And that’s … Continue reading

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