Archive for November, 2001

Blow

I’ve never heard of George Jung, but at one time he was responsible for 85% of the cocaine that dusted through the West Coast during the late 70’s and early 80’s. As a personal distributor of the Columbian cocaine cartel, Jung made more than $60 million. He lived like a king, throwing extravagant parties and buying his Columbian trophy wife Mirtha anything she wanted. Read the rest of this entry »

Birthday Girl

Internet love connections and mail-order brides rarely ever work out, and John (played by Ben Chaplin) should have known. Having never been lucky in the game of love and tired of waiting for the perfect woman to come along, John decides to take his chances and orders a mail-order bride from Russia online. At first, things seem perfect: his new bride Nadia (Nicole Kidman) is a gorgeous woman, and although she may not speak much English, her skills in the bedroom more than make up for any communication problems Read the rest of this entry »

Video news

NOVEMBER 22

AND THE HITS KEEP COMING, PART DEUX….

Walt Disney Home Video and their subsidiaries have announced their February rental line-up. Here’s the slate of titles:
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Fourth Angel, The

Jack Elgin is the European editor of The Economist, which is based in London, England. Jack has a wife named Maria and three kids named Joanne, Julia, and Andrew. Jack subtly changes the family vacation from a lazy week of Mediterranean fun and sun in Corfu, Greece, to a tour of India, because of a story he has to cover Read the rest of this entry »

Senseless

Like a predictable Fox television special, “When Bad Movies Attack” is becoming a weekly tradition. While January and February are usually considered dumping grounds for studio by-products, never have I seen such a bountiful crop of crap in my life. Read the rest of this entry »

The Night Flier

Encouraging note to aspiring film maker’s. Director/co-writer Mark Pavia and co-writer Jack O’Donnel make a 40-minute long zombie movie and send it to George Romero and Stephen King as their calling card. The King of splatter cinema and the King of horror are impressed by what they see and ask the duo to adapt King’s short story “The Night Flier” for the screen. Read the rest of this entry »

Planet of the Apes

There’s a scene early in director Tim Burton’s “Planet of the Apes” where disoriented astronaut Captain Leo Davidson (Mark Wahlberg) encounters a large gorilla, who backhands him and sends Davidson sailing into the underbrush. Read the rest of this entry »

Gosford Park

Set in the 1930’s the story takes place in an old fashioned English country house where a family has invited many of their friends up for a weekend shooting party. The story centers around the McCordle family, particularly the man of the house, William McCordle. Getting on in years William has become benefactor to many of his relatives and friends Read the rest of this entry »

Anatomy

Honestly horrific German thriller starring Franka Potente (Run, Lola, Run) as a medical student who suspects that her prestigious school is behind the deaths of several students. Potente is excellent as Paula, a bright student whose dreams of becoming a doctor begin when she’s accepted into a popular anatomy class. At first Paula can’t believe her luck, but when many of her classmates end up dead, she believes someone at the school is responsible.
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Nurse Betty

“Nurse Betty” is just the prescription for anyone looking for a genuinely funny off-beat comedy.

Filled with delightful, eccentric characters and swift, sharp dialogue, this romantic comedy comes as an unexpected Valentine from director Neil LaBute. Read the rest of this entry »

Jurassic Park III

Is it just me, or does the thought of “Jurassic Park III” sound like a bad idea? How many times does someone have to put their hand in the fire before they realize they’re going to get burned? Read the rest of this entry »

Vanilla Sky

David Aames takes all he has for granted; his wealth, his inherited publishing company, his good looks – his relationships. Especially his relationships. It catches up to him when a friend/sometimes sex-partner can’t see their relationship the way he sees it Read the rest of this entry »

DVD Available

Earthlight – DVD International

Earthquake – Goodtimes

Earthscapes – Simitar

Earth, Wind & Fire: Live in Japan – Pioneer (NR/1990/90 Min./Full Frame/1.33:1) Read the rest of this entry »

Walking Shadow

As a favor to his longtime lover Dr. Susan Silverman, Spenser agrees to investigate the stalking of a theater company director, pro bono. But before he can get started, an actor is killed by an arrow in the middle of a play Read the rest of this entry »

Evolution

Glen Canyon, Arizona, the present day. Wayne, practising at night in the desert for his upcoming fireman’s exam, witnesses the impact of a meteorite. The next day, biology teacher Dr Read the rest of this entry »