Archive for March, 2001

Films Review March

BROKEN HEARTS CLUB, THE (R)

Engaging comedy-drama about a group of gay friends who find acceptance and tolerance in a West Hollywood bar called “Jack of Broken Hearts.” Timothy Olyphant heads up a terrific cast as Dennis, a 28-year-old photographer who is tiring of the one night stands and bar scene. Read the rest of this entry »

Amores Perros

“Amores Perros” begins with a warning, for it’s important to know that no animals were hurt during the making of the film. Usually such a warning comes at the end of the film. The warning is appropriate and necessary. Without it, it would be impossible to enjoy what is definitely one of the most dynamic debuts of a new director in years. Read the rest of this entry »

Accidental Spy, The

This action movie unfolds with the story of Bei, a salesman at a workout equipment store, who harbors dreams of adventures. It all starts when on one normal dull day, Bei follows his instincts to trail two suspicious looking men into an alley. When he realizes that these men are robbing a jewelry store, he jumps into action to foil their plans Read the rest of this entry »

15 Minutes

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show “Top Story.” Read the rest of this entry »

Psycho

What started off as a dare by Director Alfred Hitchcock became a cottage industry for Universal Pictures, spawning two theatrical sequels and two made-for-television (cable) efforts. No one did it like Hitchcock, and this 1960 classic proves that he was indeed the “master of suspense.” Audiences flocked to theaters to watch young and innocent Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) battle against inner demons as he ran the now infamous Bates Motel. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Say a Word

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick (Sean Bean), and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad (Michael Douglas) is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth (Brittany Murphy). Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan’s daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him Read the rest of this entry »

Hope Floats

The summer movie season is in full gear, and despite giant lizards and wayward comets, it’s nice to see romance flourish. However, during this period, there is no such thing as a small romantic movie. They have to be bigger than life and feature expensive box office stars if they are to compete with the testosterone temples. Read the rest of this entry »

A Beautiful Mind

I’ve always believed that there’s a very thin line between genius and madness. The brilliant people I know are also the most eccentric. I know how I feel after a day of multitasking. Imagine how you would feel if your mind never shut down. It would be enough to drive you crazy. Read the rest of this entry »

Winning London

When Chloe and Riley Lawrence are invited to London to participate in the international Model U.N. competition, they enjoy seeing the sights and head over heals romance with cute british boys of course Read the rest of this entry »

Films Review March

6TH DAY, THE (PG-13)

Here we go again.
Yet another movie that looks and sounds like it was written by people whose only real life experience are the films they saw growing up. What emerges is a film that looks and sounds like a lot of other films, which is ironic considering the film’s theme. Read the rest of this entry »

Monsters, Inc.

James P. Sullivan (AKA “Sulley”) and Mike Wazowski pick up their paychecks at Monsters Inc., the utility company that generates energy from the goose bumps of children Read the rest of this entry »

The Blair Witch Project

Here’s something out of the ordinary. A trio of filmmakers investigate a myth with the hopes of turning their footage into a documentary. The trio seek out the cast members of “The Facts of Life,” who has disappeared from the television landscape without a trace. They attempt to find out whether or not star Lisa Whelchel was like the character she played on the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Quicksand

The workaholic head of the compliance section of a New York bank flies to Monaco to investigate unusual deposits from an offshore bank and meets a down-on-his-luck international film star who has become embroiled in criminal activities. Read the rest of this entry »

Mexican, The

Jerry Welbach is given two ultimatums. His mob boss wants him to travel to Mexico to get a priceless antique pistol called “The Mexican” or he will suffer the consequences. The other ultimatum comes from his girlfriend Samantha, who wants him to end his association with the mob Read the rest of this entry »

Lost Voyage

Twenty five years ago, the SS Corona Queen disappeared in the region known as, “The Bermuda Triangle”. Now, it has returned. Seven people go on board to learn the truth behind her disappearance but the ship did not return alone Read the rest of this entry »