June 2000

Q: Does anyone care for 2 hours and 45 minutes of pure, ungrated cheese? A: Why not? After all, I liked “Braveheart.” Okay, I’m being a little light on this one. Okay, really light. But I have seen a bunch of crap lately. “The Patriot” is not as good as “Braveheart,” but it is almost [...]

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The Farrelly Brothers set a new standard for toilet humor with “There’s Something About Mary.” Believe it or not, that movie also had a little heart and semi-believeable characters. “Irene” has none of either. Renee Zellweger stays with Jim Carrey’s character for no other obvious reason than to set up the next joke. The plot [...]

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Samuel L. Jackson talkin’ shit and kickin’ ass? Count me in. I was excited to see this one, and it didn’t let me down. Great villians (Christian Bale, Jeffrey Wright), an interesting story, and some super-charged direction from John Singleton (“Boyz in the Hood,” “Rosewood”) made this one a lot of fun. And, of course, [...]

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Well, you get what you pay for when you go to see this movie. I liked all the actors. George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, John C. Reilly, and William Fichter all do a good job in making their woefully underwritten characters come to life. The first 45 minutes are all set-up, but once that boat sets [...]

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If you read my likes and dislikes, you already know that I love film noir. I also must tell you that I read the Charles Willeford novel that “The Woman Chaser” was based on many years ago and loved it. So, in my eyes, can this movie go wrong? Of course not. But I think [...]

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