Archive for October, 1998

You’ve Got Mail

Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) is the big superstore Foxbooks owner. He opens up his store near many small book shops and runs them all out of business – including The Shop Around The Corner owned by Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan). Little do each Kathleen and Joe know that: even though they hate each other in person – through the Internet they are in love Read the rest of this entry »

Carrie

When I first saw “Carrie” at the studio screening in 1976, I had never read a Stephen King novel. I know, bad me. Go stand in the corner and flog myself. That meant I had no clue what I was in for. I knew it was a warm and compassionate movie about the and bond between a shy high school girl and her doting mother. Read the rest of this entry »

Armageddon

Due to a shuttle’s unfortunate demise in outer space, NASA becomes aware of a doomsday asteroid that is on a collision course with Earth. It seems that the only way to knock it off course is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear weapon. But as NASA’s under-funded yet resourceful team train the world’s best drillers for the job, the social order of the world begins to break down as the information reaches the public and hysteria results Read the rest of this entry »

Enemy of the State

Tony Scott torna alle atmosfere thriller e senza tregua delle sue opere precedenti con un film tutto giocato sulla critica alle possibili privazioni della libertà del cittadino comune da parte dello Stato. Robert Dean è un giovane e promettente avvocato, che si trova coinvolto in un assurdo gioco di spie, perché un vecchio amico di scuola gli infila fra i regali di Natale un dischetto contenente le immagini di un omicidio commesso da un dirigente ambizioso e senza scrupoli della National Security Agency (potente organismo governativo responsabile delle operazioni spionistiche più complesse). La vita del protagonista è sconvolta e continuamente in pericolo Read the rest of this entry »

The Man Who Wasn’t There

The Coen Brother’s latest film “The Man Who Wasn’t There” reminded me of the theory about how a butterfly flapping its wings in the rain forest can cause a hurricane halfway around the world. Taking their cue from such great film noir masterpieces as “Double Indemnity” and “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” the Coen Brothers have created their own modern day masterpiece. “The Man Who Wasn’t There” so perfectly captures the spirit of classic film noir that if it weren’t for the recognizable stars, you would swear the film was the real McCoy. Read the rest of this entry »

DVD Available

Macross II – Polygram

Mad City: Special Edition – Warner (PG-13/1997/114 Min./P & S/Letterbox/2.35:1/16×9/5.1 Dolby)

Mad Dog & Glory – Image (R/1993/97 Min./Letterbox/1.85:1/Dolby Surround) Read the rest of this entry »

Gingerbread Man, The

Lawyer Rick Magruder has a one-night-stand affair with caterer Mallory Doss. He becomes hooked on her, and when he learns her nut-case father Dixon is threatening her, he puts the weight of his law firm behind Mallory, has Dixon arrested and subpoenas her ex-husband Pete to testify against Dixon in court. Dixon is sent to an asylum, but escapes from there and the lives of many people are in danger Read the rest of this entry »

City of Angels

Angels are among us and when we feel an invisible presence, you better believe they are watching you. For a Los Angeles heart surgeon named Maggie, that is too much of a stretch. She believes that it is her job to save the lifes of her patients and when she meets Seth after visiting hours are over, he tells her it’s simply just their time to go Read the rest of this entry »

Half Baked

After Kenny accidentaly kills a cop’s diabetic horse by feeding it the food he purchased from a munchie run, he is put in jail and is given a 1 million dollar bail. The rest of the group must bail Kenny out before Nasty Nate gets to him. The group decides to sell marijuana that Thurgood gets through his job as a janitor at a pharmaceutical lab Read the rest of this entry »