Tag Archives: Samuel L. Jackson

Rules of Engagement - * * 1/2*

William Friedkin directs this military drama. Tommy Lee Jones will play a lawyer who once dreamed of being a career soldier, but whose dreams were dashed when he was wounded in combat. Samuel L. Jackson was the soldier who saved … Continue reading

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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

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The Red Violin - * * *

Samuel L. Jackson and Greta Scacchi are two owners of a red violin in this drama which traces the instrument through the centuries. Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Sylvia Chang, Colm Feore, Jason Flemyng, Irene Grazioli, Christoph Koncz, Don McKellar, Monique … Continue reading

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The Negotiator - * * *

Like a successful hostage negotiation, hostage negotiation dramas tend to follow a set pattern. As such, most hostage films fall into one of two camps: those where you sympathize with the hostage takers (see Dog Day Afternoon, or Cadillac Man), … Continue reading

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Sphere - * * 1/2*

For many years, Michael Crichton’s novel Sphere has sat around simply awaiting a film adaptation. However, unlike his more recent novels (which are almost published in screenplay format), Sphere makes an attempt at some genuine science fiction ideas…concepts which don’t … Continue reading

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Eve’s Bayou - * * * 1/2*

Mysterious and alluring, Eve’s Bayou is a lyrical film taking the audience into a vivid world. With realistic characters, plenty of atmosphere, and an intelligent script, it’s a journey worth taking. The story focuses on the Batiste family in Eve’s … Continue reading

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One Eight Seven - * 1/2*

You know the drill. There’s a tough classroom full of unruly kids. Enter a new, inspiring teacher. After some good, hard work the new teacher transforms the troublemaking class into an entourage of geniuses. High school drama after high school … Continue reading

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The Long Kiss Goodnight - * * *

The Long Kiss Goodnight is a surprisingly witty action-comedy. Samantha Caine (Geena Davis) is an amnesiac schoolteacher who was found pregnant and memoryless on a beach eight years ago. Several private investigators have attempted to find out who she is … Continue reading

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A Time to Kill - * * * 1/2*

A Time to Kill is an outstanding courtroom drama, and easily the best adaptation of one of John Grisham’s legal thrillers. Samuel L. Jackson stars as Carl Lee Hailey, a black lumberyard worker in Clanton, Mississippi, whose little girl is … Continue reading

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The Great White Hype - * *

Enjoyable, if not hilarious, comedy set behind the scenes in the boxing world. Samuel L. Jackson is the Reverend Fred Sultan, a Don King-esque fight promoter, who is currently managing the undefeated heavyweight champion, James “The Grim Reaper” Roper (Damon … Continue reading

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