Archive for March, 2003

Secret Window

From the mind of Stephen King comes “Secret Window,” a psychological thriller starring Johnny Depp as a King-sized burnt-out writer looking for inspiration for his next novel. If anyone knows about writers-on-the-brink it’s King, whose novels include “The Shining” and “Misery.” Read the rest of this entry »

The Wicker Man

Writer-director Neil LaBute has never attempted a horror film, although most of his films feature horrible people doing horrible things to each other. Often categorized as misogynist and cruel, LaBute’s films routinely feature men being the worst possible men they can be, with women written and cast as objects of vilification and humiliation. Read the rest of this entry »

The Whole Nine Yards DVD

The characters in “The Whole Nine Yards” come from opposite worlds, yet share one distinct trait. They’re despicable. They’re loathsome. They’re heartless. They’re also pretty funny. Read the rest of this entry »

Open Range

Like a crystal ball, the first scene in Kevin Costner’s western “Open Range” predicts what is to transpire. From a distance, we see a herd of cattle kicking up a thin blanket of dust as they amble through a beautifully framed and backlit valley. Read the rest of this entry »


An act of desperation if ever there was one. Realizing that their “Superman” franchise had run out of gas, producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind turned their attention to the man of steel’s pretty cousin, “Supergirl.” Read the rest of this entry »

My Favorite Martian

Like most kids my age on my block, I found myself glued to my television set on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. for “My Favorite Martian.” It was my parent’s antidote to “The Wonderful World of Color” on NBC. I grew up watching and enjoying shows like “My Favorite Martian” and “Bewitched,” so whenever Hollywood gets the notion to turn them into big screen entertainment, I usually cringe. Read the rest of this entry »

Mission to Mars

Because of its proximity to Earth, man has always held a fascination for the planet Mars. Great works of fiction have been written about it. Hollywood has embraced Mars as its own. Astronauts dream one day of walking on its surface. Read the rest of this entry »

The Matrix DVD

“The Matrix” is going to make one hell of a video game (rest assured, there will be a video game)! “The Matrix” disappoints on so many levels, but the biggest disappointment is that this hodgepodge of ideas comes from the filmmaking team of Andy & Larry Wachowski, the dynamic duo who brought us the chilling “Bound.” Read the rest of this entry »

Films Review March

8 MILE (R)


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Kelly’s Heroes

As I was watching David O. Russell’s “Three Kings,” I said to myself: “Oh my God, someone has remade Kelly’s Heroes.” Indeed, “Three Kings” and “Kelly’s Heroes” are the same movie. They just take place during different wars. Read the rest of this entry »