Archive for April, 2002

Clockstoppers

Clockstoppers

| April 28, 2002

Zak Gibbs (Jesse Bradford, from Bring it On), the son of a famous university physicist, is the generic protagonist of this farfetched sci-fi comedy. With the strains of Blink 182 pulsing in the background, this PG protagonist desperately wants a car, and a kiss from the gorgeous Venezuelan exchange student, Francesca (Paula Garces). Instead he […]

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Life or Something Like It

Life or Something Like It

| April 28, 2002

That is how Lanie Kerigan describes her life at the beginning of Life or Something Like It, the new film by Stephen Herek (Rock Star) starring Anjelina Jolie, Ed Burns and Tony Shalhoub. Kerigan is an up and coming television news reporter whose only focus is creating a successful career. From her workouts, diet, the […]

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My Big Fat Greek Wedding

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

| April 28, 2002

Nia Vardalos, a veteran actor from Chicago’s Second City, wrote and stars in her autobiography about on her Greek family and the introduction of her non-Greek, or Xeno, husband into this charmingly eccentric clan. As Toula Portokalos, Vardalos revives the same sprightly funny and sentimental humor as she created in her one-woman show by the […]

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Murder by Numbers

Murder by Numbers

| April 26, 2002

Murder by Numbers is exceptionally lame. It will probably be one of if not the lamest movie you will see this year. Now granted it took me a little while to come to this conclusion because I went in with really high hopes for Sandra Bullock’s latest venture and left it having been entertained, yet […]

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Dogtown and Z-Boys

Dogtown and Z-Boys

| April 26, 2002

Dogtown and Z-Boys was playing at a college-area arthouse multi-plex, and the 4:30 show was packed with sidewalk surfers of all ages dying to see this tribute to their favorite sport. Having once been a surfer, and a skateboarder back in the 70’s (before it was cool), I wasn’t sure what to expect. We all […]

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Jason X

Jason X

| April 26, 2002

Nine years after his last outing in Jason Goes To Hell, the terror of Crystal Lake has returned to the big screen in an oddball premise that’s sure to leave some people scratching their heads. That is, if they can get them out of the barf bag long enough. It is the year 2455, and […]

The Palm Springs Film Noir Festival

The Palm Springs Film Noir Festival

| April 23, 2002

The second annual Palm Springs Film Noir Festival will run from June 6th through 9th at The Camelot Theater. Festival founders Craig Prater and Arthur Lyons announced that this year will feature guest appearances by stars and celebrities including mystery writer Mickey Spillane and film stars Jane Russell, Rhonda Fleming, M. Emmet Walsh and Coleen […]

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The Scorpion King

The Scorpion King

| April 22, 2002

The Scorpion King (played by the Rock, a.k.a. Dwayne Douglas Johnson) returns in this prequel to The Mummy movies as Mathayus the Akkadian, a bare-chested stud of a man in ancient Egypt. As assassin-turned-Scorpion-King, he embarks on a campaign to thwart the tyrant Memnon (Steven Brand) and win the heart of the love-o-liscious Cassandra (Kelly […]

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Kissing Jessica Stein

Kissing Jessica Stein

| April 19, 2002

Jessica Stein was a hot, mid-20’s copy editor for a trendy NY magazine. When looking through the Personals section it was always in the Women Seeking Men section. But then she stumbled upon an ad quoting her favorite poet in the Women Seeking Women area and decided to set up a meeting. That’s how Jessica […]

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The Prowler

The Prowler

| April 17, 2002

What does a restless Susan Gilvay (Evelyn Keyes) do when her older husband works evenings as a radio disc jockey? She calls the police to investigate when she is startled by a peeping tom. Enter cop as predator: Webb Garwood (Van Heflin). Garwood doesn’t collar the window peeper, but his eyes protrude like golf balls […]

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