Archive for November, 2002

Films review December


“Saving Grace” strives to be one of those cute, charming foreign imports like “The Full Monty” and “Waking Ned Devine.” It’s set in a picturesque Cornish village, and features a colorful gallery of characters who do unexpected things. Unlike those other comedies, “Saving Grace” never reaches the same high, which is ironic considering it’s subject matter. Read the rest of this entry »

Little Nicky

As punishment for a careless mistake, the gatekeeper to Hell winds up with a pair of breasts on his head. In any other film, this would probably be funny. In “Little Nicky,” it’s redundant. You see, there are more boobs in “Little Nicky” than in a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon’s portfolio. Read the rest of this entry »

Small Soldiers DVD

I really liked this movie the first two times I saw it as “Gremlins” and “Toy Story.” Now it’s just a pastiche of better films told with impressive special effects and a sad excuse for a story. I’m really disappointed in Dante, who was (awe heck, still is) one of my favorite directors. Read the rest of this entry »

Pearl Harbor

Shamelessly old-fashioned and unabashedly cliche, “Pearl Harbor” tells the tale of two best friends who grow up to become fighter pilots and romantic rivals over the same nurse. Their story is told against the epic backdrop of the months leading up to the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Read the rest of this entry »

Films Review November


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The Mask of Zorro

When I was a child, I remember watching “Zorro” on television. It starred Guy Williams, and was a campy concoction but fun nonetheless. That was then. Along came “Zorro: The Gay Blade,” starring George Hamilton in an attempt to capitalize on his success from “Love at First Bite.” More corny than campy, it didn’t ring any mission bells. Read the rest of this entry »

Lost in Space DVD

I must confess when I first saw the theatrical film “Lost in Space,” I was less than thrilled. “Lost in Space” was one of my favorite childhood television shows. I loved the show so much that my friends and I would write our own scripts and turn my bedroom into the Jupiter 2. Read the rest of this entry »

Sinema Review


You won’t find a better film dealing with the awkwardness of young gay love than director Hettie MacDonald’s touching and sincere “Beautiful Thing.” Told with refreshing honesty and wonderfully engaging performances, “Beautiful Thing” is one of those little slice-of-life films that come from nowhere and sweep you off your feet. Read the rest of this entry »