Tag Archives: Ving Rhames

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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Bringing Out the Dead - * * 1/2*

When it was announced that Martin Scorsese’s new film would be a Paul Schrader scripted tale of an unhinged man prowling the nighttime streets of New York City in an ambulance, it was easy to quickly dismiss his latest effort … Continue reading

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Out of Sight - * * *

Elmore Leonard has quickly become one of Hollywood’s favorite authors. Out of four film adaptations in as many years, the witty and inventive Out of Sight gives Get Shorty a run for its money as the best Leonard adaptation around. … Continue reading

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Con Air - * * 1/2*

Con Air introduces, then fails to exploit, the largest collection of onscreen villains since the Legion of Doom. Instead, we are treated to a run of the mill plane hijacking, and more explosions and climactic fights than I’d care to … Continue reading

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Rosewood - * * *

Director John Singleton delivers a powerful, but overdone, depiction of a true life tragedy in Rosewood. The town of Rosewood, Florida, is a nearly all-black town in the 1920s. A drifter (Ving Rhames) wanders in one day, and is immediately … Continue reading

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Dangerous Ground - * 1/2*

A sloppy screenplay ruins a potentially interesting story in Dangerous Ground. Ice Cube stars as Vusi, a South African radical, who as a boy was smuggled to America for his protection. Now, years later, he returns to his homeland to … Continue reading

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Striptease - * 1/2*

This incomplete stripper comedy doesn’t have the goods. Demi Moore is Erin Grant, a single mother who is forced to work as a stripper in order to pay court costs to get custody of her young daughter away from her … Continue reading

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Mission: Impossible - * * *

Improbable but highly entertaining suspense yarn. Tom Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt, the point man for a team of IMF (Impossible Mission Force) agents assigned to do highly confidential and dangerous covert operations. The only character returning from the television … Continue reading

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