Archive for June, 2003

It’s All About Love

It’s All About Love is the story of two lovers and their attempts to save their relationship in a near-future world on the brink of cosmic collapse. John, and world-famous ice skating star, Elena, are about to sign divorce papers when they realise that, in spite of everything happening around them, their love is worth fighting for. It’s All About Love is a fresh take on modern love and future life as two lovers struggle in a conspiracy of epic proportions Read the rest of this entry »

Romeo must die

Exciting blend of martial arts and Shakespeare in this tale of star-crossed lovers played by Jet Li and AAliyah. Li plays the son on an Asian crime lord trying to seize control of Oakland’s waterfront district. AAlyiah plays the daughter of a African American crime lord looking to get out of the business but not until he settles a score with the Asian crime lord. Jet Li excels as the ex-Hong Kong who went to prison so his father and brother could escape to the United States. Read the rest of this entry »

Wrinkle in Time, A

The movie is based on a children’s series by the same name. Meg and Charles Wallace are aided by Calvin and 3 interesting women, Mrs. Which, Mrs Read the rest of this entry »

50 First Dates

Hawaiian sea life park veterinarian Henry Roth (Adam Sandler) enjoys the benefits of vacation romance: love them and they leave. Perfect modus operandi for someone who prefers short term relationships. Henry’s a nice guy, but he’s not looking for anything long term. Read the rest of this entry »

Monster

A dark tale based on the true story of Aileen Wuornos, one of America’s first female serial killers. Wuornos had a difficult and cruel childhood plagued by abuse and drug use in Michigan. She became a prostitute by the age of thirteen, the same year she became pregnant Read the rest of this entry »

Dreamcatcher

Four friends sruggling with life meet in the Maine woods for their annual hunting trip. When a stranger stumbles in to their camp disoriented mumbling things about lights in the sky the four friends put in a struggle with a psychotic army colonel and a being that has taken control of one of their minds. Read the rest of this entry »

American History X

I was anxious to see “American History X,” and that was even before the controversy over director Tony Kaye’s dismissal from the film during the editing process. I have seen several outstanding movies dealing with skinheads and white supremacists, so I was anxious to see if these film makers could bring anything new to the forum. Even though my friends and family liked “American History X,” I personally found the film lacking. Read the rest of this entry »

Collateral

Vincent is a businessman. He dresses sharp, speaks with authority, and with his steely, prematurely-graying spiked hair, is a presence to be dealt with. Vincent is in Los Angeles for the night with a few hours to kill, and unsuspecting taxi cab driver Max is going to be his personal chauffeur. Read the rest of this entry »

Intoxicating

Dorian Shanley (Kirk Harris), is a heart surgeon who abuses alcohol and drugs. Dorian trades stolen pharmaceuticals for cocaine , provided by his best friend and enabler, Teddy (Eric Roberts). While Dorian’s life and career take a nosedive, Shanley numbs the pain of losing his father, William Shanley (John Savage), to a form of alzhiemer’s common in prizefighters Read the rest of this entry »

Wild Wild West

Giant mechanical tarantulas. Crude flying machines. Damsels in distress. Literal booby traps. This isn’t your parents “Wild Wild West.” While the latest big screen adaptation of another 1960’s television show is no better or worse than the original, it’s also not the cattle prod up the butt that most critics are claiming it to be. Read the rest of this entry »

Short Cinema Journal 1:2

The journal of short films continues with issue two, titled “Dreams.” Twelve short films, interviews and documentaries flesh out the second collection, including a behind-the-scenes look at director Jane Campion’s “Portrait of a Lady,” with Nicole Kidman and John Malkovich. Read the rest of this entry »

The Other Sister

I really liked “The Other Sister”…the first four or five times I saw the exact same film on Lifetime Cable. I can’t even remember the titles of those efforts. I think one starred Melissa Gilbert, or maybe they all did. Who knows, and who really cares? Read the rest of this entry »

Beyond Borders

Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world’s most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984. She is married to Henry Bauford (Linus Roache) son of a wealthy British industrialist, when she encounters Nick Callahan (Clive Owen) a renegade doctor, whose impassioned plea for help to support his relief efforts in war-torn Africa moves her deeply Read the rest of this entry »

The Matrix

“The Matrix” is going to make one hell of a video game (rest assured, there will be a video game)! As a film, it sucks more than Monica Lewinsky. Read the rest of this entry »

Films Review June

DANCING AT LUGHANSA (PG-13)

Even though it failed to create a ripple at the box office when it was released last December (in an effort to garner some Academy Awards heat), the film version of Brian Friel’s award-winning play is a beautiful tale of five Irish sisters living in the 1930’s. Read the rest of this entry »