Archive for April, 2001

With a Friend Like Harry

With a Friend Like Harry

| April 29, 2001

The French-made With A Friend Like Harry (Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien) is a conundrum. Take a teacher in his mid-thirties, Michel (Laurent Lucas) married to a beautiful and intelligent woman, Claire (Mathilde Seigner), with three lovely if not occasionally obnoxious children, en route to their rustic summer home for vacation. At […]

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Driven

Driven

| April 28, 2001

A couple of months ago, a teaser trailer for Driven was running which showed a lot race car scenes (including that Marilyn Monroe skirt flies up around her shoulder shot) and some dramatic sound and no words. I was hooked. I begged the editor of FM.com to save it for me. With a chuckle, Del […]

Freddy Got Fingered

Freddy Got Fingered

| April 27, 2001

After sitting in the theater for ninety of the longest minutes of my life, I feel that I am no longer intelligent enough to write this review. I honestly believe that Tom Green’s new film, Freddy Got Fingered, slowly but surely sucked the brain cells right from my head. I actually feel dumber for having […]

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Bridget Jones’s Diary

Bridget Jones’s Diary

| April 27, 2001

I picked up Helen Fielding’s international bestseller, Bridget Jones’s Diary, last summer. Let me set the scene for you: I had two ugly zits on my forehead. I was recovering from a broken heart. I couldn’t find a bathing suit to flatter any part of my imperfect body. I was, or so I thought, a […]

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The Dish

The Dish

| April 26, 2001

Australian director Rob Sitch takes us back to the summer of 1969 in his film, The Dish, which culminates with man’s first steps on the moon. Not through special effects shots of floating astornauts or views of the earth from space or even a control room filled with NASA engineers. No, The Dish presents the […]

Josie and the Pussycats

Josie and the Pussycats

| April 24, 2001

Some films just aren’t meant to be taken too seriously. Josie And The Pussycats is one of those films. But thanks to a decent soundtrack and a babe-a-licious star lineup, Josie still manages to be somewhat entertaining despite all of its girl-powered silliness. Josie And The Pussycats tells the story of a three-member girl punk […]

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Bridget Jones’s Diary

Bridget Jones’s Diary

| April 24, 2001

It’s a pleasure to report that Bridget Jones’s Diary, which opened wide in both the United States and England on April 13, 2001, is exactly what a romantic comedy should be. It is both romantic and funny, and it’s amazing how rarely films get the delicate balance just right. This film is also charming, sly, […]

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Joe Dirt

Joe Dirt

| April 20, 2001

Joe Dirt is so much better than I expected. There. There is my review. Pretty basic, I know. But so is the movie. As a child, Joe Dirt (David Spade) was abandoned by his parents at the Grand Canyon. This drove Joe to make his life an odyssey searching for them. One day when he […]

Miracles

Miracles

| April 19, 2001

Forget Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. If you want a Kung Fu movie that transcends the genre, a bit of chop-socky that’s fun for the whole family, Jackie Chan already did it, just over a decade before Ang Lee. But Chan’s movie, Miracles, has never been seen in its original form in the U.S.–until April 20th, […]

Along Came a Spider

Along Came a Spider

| April 11, 2001

James Patterson’s popular series of mystery novels featuring the Alex Cross character has intrigued me for many years. I’ve loved each of the cases’ complexity and each perpetrator’s inventiveness and ingenuity. So, when I saw the trailer for Along Came a Spider, my interest was instantly piqued and I counted the days for one of […]

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