Archive for March, 2002

Flightplan

Flightplan is an airborne thriller for people who can’t tell the difference between the contents of an air sickness bag and an in-flight meal. Both are guaranteed to leave a nasty taste in your mouth, which is the problem with this confining tale of a distraught mother looking for her missing daughter on a transatlantic flight. Read the rest of this entry »

Movie reviews

LARSEN RATING SYSTEM

$1.00-$10.00

Based on the hard earned dollars you have to spend to see this film.

John Larsen
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Interstate 60

Neal Oliver is a young artist, but his father doesn’t like his choice and wants him to go to Oxford. Everything changes after Neal’s meeting with O.W Read the rest of this entry »

I Spy

When the Switchblade, the most sophisticated prototype stealth fighter created yet, is stolen from the U.S. government, one of the United States’ top spies, Alex Scott (Owen Wilson), is called to action Read the rest of this entry »

Blow Out

While taping ambient sound for a horror film, sound technician Jack Terri (John Travolta) captures the sound of an automobile tire blow out. He looks up just in time to see the automobile careen off the road and crash into a pond. Without thinking, Jack jumps into the pond to save the occupants. he should have taken the first bus out of town instead. Read the rest of this entry »

Equilibrium

In a futuristic world, a strict regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death. Cleric John Preston (Bale) is a top ranking government agent responsible for destroying those who resist the rules. Whe he misses a dose of Prozium, a mind-altering drug that hinders emotion, Preston, who has been trained to enforce the strict laws of the new regime, suddenly becomes the only person capable of overthrowing it Read the rest of this entry »

Unfaithful

Connie Sumner has a loving husband, a beautiful home, and a wonderful son, but she wants more. When she’s approached one day by a handsome stranger while trying to hail a taxi, she becomes obsessed with him and eventually starts an affair. But her selfish actions soon catch up with her Read the rest of this entry »

Snake eyes

When director Brian De Palma is on the money, he’s one of our greatest directors. Whether he’s pumping out pseudo-Hitchcock like “Dressed to Kill” and “Obsession” or popular popcorn fare like “The Untouchables” and ‘Mission: Impossible,” De Palma knows how to tell a story. Writer David Koepp is one of Hollywood’s hottest players, churning out such hits as “The Lost World: Read the rest of this entry »

xXx

Vin Diesel plays Xander Cage. He’s your standard adrenaline junkie with no fear and a lousy attitude. When the US Government “recruits” him to go on a mission, he’s not exactly thrilled Read the rest of this entry »

Ghost Ship

After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre ocurrences happen and the group becomes trapped inside the ship, which they soon learn is inhabited by a demonic creature. Read the rest of this entry »

Catch-22

Released the same year as Robert Altman’s “M*A*S*H,” Mike Nichols’ production of Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22” shared the same sensibilities and anti-war sentiment. Both films found their way into the cinema mainstream as the Vietnam War was at its height. Anti-war protestors were joined by others who had become disillusioned over our involvement. Read the rest of this entry »

X-Men

Oh no, there’s trouble in Gotham, I mean, New York City, again. A war between good and evil mutants is raging on, and only one person can stop them. No, not Hillary Clinton. Professor Charles Xavier, a good mutant who just wants what everybody else wants: he wants to be loved. Read the rest of this entry »

Hearts in Atlantis

When I was a young boy, everyday seemed like an eternity. My mother always used to tell me to enjoy it, because when you’re older everything goes by so fast. How true. The older I get, the more nostalgic I become over my youth. Read the rest of this entry »

Films Review March

2001: A SPACE TRAVESTY (R)

The cinematic equivalent of a bad case of hemorrhoids. Leslie Nielsen wears out his welcome as the king of slapstick, obvious comedy in this horrible Canadian-American production that takes a bad idea and makes it worse. Read the rest of this entry »

A bug’s life

While watching “A Bug’s Life,” I kept marveling at how far computer animation has come since “Toy Story.” I remember being impressed by the 64-bit graphics on my computer games, wondering how they could ever improve on the technology. Now computers are capable of creating believable dinosaurs, awesome acts of nature, not to mention whole movies like “Toy Story” and “Antz.” What really struck me about “A Bug’s Life” was the film’s ability to draw me into it’s microscopic world without one iota of hesitation. Read the rest of this entry »