May 2001

I was prepared for this one to suck, and it did. But it didn’t suck as bad as I thought it would. Now, in all fairness to you, here is a guide of things to expect to suck about “Pearl Harbor,” so that you too can have a decent time watching the movie. Because if [...]

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Here’s another movie I kind of had to drag myself to go see. Believe me, if you found yourself stuck in Wichita, KS with nothing to do and hours to kill before a show, you would’ve gone too. I dug “Toy Story.” “The Iron Giant” and both “Babe” movies kicked ass. When kids movies are [...]

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This is a wildly imaginitive, intensely visual, vividly colorful rollercoaster ride of a movie. I was constantly surprised and delighted by the sheer chutzpah of director Baz Luhrmann. To combine KISS’ “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” with “The Sound of Music” and about a hundred other (literally) popular tunes and marry them with a [...]

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The real-life events depicted in this fascinating documentary about the rapid rise of dot-com businesses are infinitely more entertaining than 70% of the stories being told in Hollywood today. The filmmakers were able to get real and candid footage of two twentysomething friends– a self-centered, egotistical overacheiver and a down-to-earth single father– who begin a [...]

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This French thriller borders on the absurd, quite like the Coen brothers “Fargo,” one of my favorite movies of all time. The first time I saw “Fargo,” like “Harry,” I didn’t know whether to laugh or be horrified. Director Dominik Moll does a fantastic service to this international hit by letting the events unfold completely [...]

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Wayne Wang directed this digitally shot tale of sex, money and consequences on location in Las Vegas. The premise is mildly interesting, but it never really picks up steam. The two main characters are fleshed out very well. Peter Skarsgaard (the rich computer geek) and Molly Parker (the broke stripper) are totally believable, they’re just [...]

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I wanted something fun and dumb with good special effects last year, so I saw the first new “Mummy” movie with Brendan Fraser. What I got was a surprisingly tongue-in-cheek fantasy adventure, with great special effects and a pretty engaging story– like a low-rent, yet amusing Indiana Jones movie. So I was actually pretty fired [...]

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