Archive for February, 2000

Red Planet

In the near future, Earth is dying. A new colony on Mars could be humanity’s only hope. A team of American astronauts, each a specialist in a different field, is making the first manned expedition to the red planet and must struggle to overcome the differences in their personalities, backgrounds and ideologies for the overall good of the mission Read the rest of this entry »

Requiem for a Dream

Drugs. They consume mind, body and soul. Once you’re hooked, you’re hooked Read the rest of this entry »

Enter the Dragon

Considered Bruce Lee’s best film, “Enter the Dragon” was also his last to be completed. Directed by Robert Clouse from a screenplay by Michael Allin, “Enter the Dragon” was Lee’s first English-language feature, and produced on a much higher budget than his previous entries, provided the martial arts star a larger canvas in which to demonstrate his craft. Read the rest of this entry »

Space Cowboys

Negli anni ’50 erano stati allontanati dalla NASA per motivi politici ed oggi questi quattro anziani astronauti, ormai in pensione e con qualche acciacco, sono richiamati per una missione difficile: bisogna andare a rimettere in sesto l’Ikon, un vecchio satellite russo in orbita sopra la Terra, che si si รจ guastato e rischia di lasciare la Terra priva di collegamenti e telecomunicazioni. I nostri eroi sono i disegnatori di un vecchio sistema satellitare identico a quello russo e sarebbero i soli a poter affrontare l’emergenza. In pensione da tempo, sono richiamati al lavoro dal loro capo, Frank Corvin, un anziano astronauta, che conosce il satellite al punto da poterlo riparare Read the rest of this entry »

Gladiator

Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Before his death, the Emperor chooses Maximus to be his heir over his own son, Commodus, and a power struggle leaves Maximus and his family condemned to death. The powerful general is unable to save his family, and his loss of will allows him to get captured and put into the Gladiator games until he dies Read the rest of this entry »

Ricochet

Nick Styles (Denzel Washington) is a rookie cop on the way up. Only seven months into his job, he’s already a hero. In a daring and brazen rescue, Styles saves a woman’s life and puts away a psychotic killer named Blake (John Lithgow). Read the rest of this entry »

U.S. Marshals

In my humble opinion, I believe that “U.S. Marshals” got shortchanged at the box office. Director Stuart Baird’s follow-up to “The Fugitive” doesn’t have the star power of Harrison Ford, but it does have a formidable performance by Tommy Lee Jones as determined Marshal Sam Gerard. Read the rest of this entry »

Films Review March

FEMME FATALE (R)
(Warner Bros.)

FLASHBACK (R)
(Lion’s Gate)

FRIDAY AFTER NEXT (R)
(New Line) Read the rest of this entry »

Richard Pryor – Live In Concert

The DVD should be subtitled “There’s Something About Hairy,” or “The Ghost and Mr. Pryor.” “Richard Pryor – Live In Concert” is a digital transfer nightmare*. Imagine the headache: a black comedian with pitch black hair wearing black pants and a dark red shirt standing against a pitch black curtain. Read the rest of this entry »

What Lies Beneath

Norman Spencer, a university research scientist, is growing more and more concerned about his wife, Claire, a retired concert cellist who a year ago was involved in a serious auto accident, and who has just sent off her daughter Caitlin (Norman’s stepdaughter) to college. Now, Claire reports hearing voices and witnessing eerie occurrences in and around their lakeside Vermont home, including seeing the face of a young woman reflected in water. An increasingly frightened Claire thinks the phenomena have something to do with the couple living next door, especially since the wife has disappeared without apparent explanation Read the rest of this entry »

Films Review February

A BETTER WAY TO DIE (R)

Vanity project for writer-director-star Scott Wiper. This guy can’t write or act, but he does know how to stage effective action scenes. Wiper stars as a former cop who just wants to settle down with his girlfriend back home and have a family. Read the rest of this entry »

Weight of Water, The

A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an eyewitness. The plot weaves between the narrative of the eyewitness and Jean’s private struggle with jealousies and suspicions as her marriage teeters Read the rest of this entry »

Gossip

For a class project, three self absorbed college students decide to do their project on gossip to track it’s growth. But, first they need some gossip so one night at a nightclub, they spot a guy (Jackson) and a girl (Hudson) making out before the girl passes out. Around the campus the girl is known for not giving out Read the rest of this entry »