Tag Archives: Thriller

Frequency - * * 1/2*

Gregory Hoblit directs this thriller about a fireman (Dennis Quaid) in 1969 who mysteriously communicates over a ham radio with his son (Jim Caviezel), a homicide cop thirty years in the future. During a deadly blaze, his son tries to … Continue reading

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American Psycho - * 1/2*

Mary Harron will direct this adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis’ novel about a wall street yuppie (Christian Bale) who moonlights as a serial killer. Jared Leto, Chloe Sevigny, Guinevere Turner, Reese Witherspoon, Samantha Mathis, Bill Sage, Willem Dafoe, Steve Zahn, … Continue reading

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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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The Ninth Gate - * 1/2*

Roman Polanski writes and directs this thriller set in the world of rare books. An expert in the field (Johnny Depp) gets entwined in a supernatural conspiracy while tracking down the two remaining copies of a demonic text. Based on … Continue reading

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Drowning Mona - 1/2*

Nick Gomez directs this darkly comic mystery about the murder of a small town matriarch. Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Neve Campbell, Casey Affleck, Peter Dobson, William Fichtner, Marcus Thomas and Jamie Lee Curtis star. Capsule Review: What was the cast … Continue reading

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Gun Shy - * 1/2*

Gun Shy is a scattershot comedy that draws from several trendy genres. Borrowing a page from The Sopranos, or Analyze This, it deals with the psychological anxieties behind the traditional mob movie. In addition, it stirs in some romantic comedy, … Continue reading

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Eye of the Beholder - [No Tickets]

What a disaster. Eye of the Beholder is the type of film that, if there was justice in this world, should have been ignored as a bad direct-to-video film. But, instead, capitalizing on the recent successes of its stars, the … Continue reading

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Supernova - [No Tickets]

The first few wide releases in early January are notorious for their dubious quality However, one of this year’s early debuts, Supernova, has two other early warning signs. There were no advance screenings (usually a sign the studio doesn’t want … Continue reading

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The Talented Mr. Ripley - * * * 1/2*

It has been three years since director Anthony Minghella’s Best Picture winner, The English Patient, hit the screens. He has taken his time to carefully make his next picture, The Talented Mr. Ripley. Serendipity has struck for Minghella, as three … Continue reading

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End of Days - *

With Year 2000 fast approaching, you might expect a glut of armageddon films to flood the local theaters. However, for the most part, Hollywood has shown considerable restraint, and focused it’s Y2K angst into time-inspecific supernatural thrillers. However, a few … Continue reading

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