Archive for June, 2000

Me, Myself & Irene

Me, Myself & Irene

| June 21, 2000

The trailer for Me, Myself, and Irene boasts that this new film arrives on your screen via the Farelly brothers of There’s Something About Mary and Jim Carrey of Man On The Moon and The Truman Show. They conveniently forget to mention other stellar Farelly/Carrey ventures like Dumb and Dumber. To be fair, this latest […]

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Boys and Girls

Boys and Girls

| June 20, 2000

Between the summer season of “Big Guns, No Brains” flicks and the fall season of “Big, Important Pictures with a Message,” there has to be a place for the sweet, innocuous films that provide several hours’ diversion and then waft away with no major impact. Girls, if you’re tired of all the boy flicks out […]

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Croupier

Croupier

| June 16, 2000

Mike Hodges’ Croupier takes us behind the scenes of the casino and into the world of professional gambling. Like the recent film Rounders, we are guided through this world by the narration of a young man caught up in circumstances greater than himself. Hodges’ film is smarter and sexier, however, and tells the story not […]

The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

| June 15, 2000

Directed by maverick filmmaker Robert Altman, The Long Goodbye recieved disappointing attention upon initial release. Updated for the 70’s, the film features top star Elliott Gould as a shambling, world-weary Philip Marlowe, whose only semblance of a case is determining what has happened to his good friend Terry Lenox (former baseball star Jim Bouton). In […]

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The American Dream Ain’t ’28 Days’ and This Film Ain’t fer the Kiddies

The American Dream Ain’t ’28 Days’ and This Film Ain’t fer the Kiddies

| June 14, 2000

I rarely go to a movie theatre at night, especially on a Saturday night, although recently I made the exception to see to the new Sandra Bullock movie 28 Days with a friend. Although I don’t drink or do drugs, I was curious about this film. I wondered if I was supposed to go drunk […]

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Shanghai Noon

Shanghai Noon

| June 14, 2000

The provocative full-page photos of Hollywood’s most nubile starlets notwithstanding, my favorite section of Movieline magazine is the last page. Entitled “the x and y files,” it’s a delightful drawing-board of reproductive “what if?” that features photos of five celebrities, and pairs of the most visually apropos celebrity parents for each (e.g. Susan Anton and […]

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Joe Gould’s Secret

Joe Gould’s Secret

| June 6, 2000

This independent feature, directed by actor/director/writer Stanley Tucci (Deconstructing Harry, Big Night) is at once a well-crafted film and an engaging, if not sad, tale of two writers in 1940’s New York City. Tucci plays Joseph Mitchell, a writer of human interest stories for The New Yorker magazine. He is having coffee in a diner […]

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