Archive for May, 2002

Insomnia

Insomnia

| May 26, 2002

Adapted from the 1997 Swedish film by the same name, Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia veers ever so slightly from the original, and in so doing creates a film that stands on its own. Erik Skjoldbjærg directed the original, starring Stellan Skarsgaard, about a police inspector whose insomnia symbolizes something more sinister. Nolan has kept some of […]

Tell Me Something

Tell Me Something

| May 26, 2002

The video box warns you with the tagline, “A hard gore thriller.” Having recently watched several other contemporary South Korean films, I was intrigued enough by the cast and plotline to give it a try. Tell Me Something is a slick and dark mystery thriller about a serial killer who makes puzzle pieces of his […]

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Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

| May 24, 2002

I want to buy the DVD now. I want to buy the DVD right now, and see Episode III tomorrow. That’s it. That’s my review. That’s really all there is to say. Our beloved Star Wars saga is back in form, and Episode II – Attack of the Clones makes up for all the mistakes […]

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About a Boy

About a Boy

| May 21, 2002

About a Boy, Hugh Grant’s latest attempt to spit in George Lucas’ face and win the love and dollars of the rest of the movie-going public, is actually about two boys, Grant’s Will Freeman and the actual boy, Marcus Brewer, an introverted, Vulcanized 12-year-old who is probably the most intelligent one in any group. Both […]

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Part 2 of Our Exclusive Look – Beyond the Terminator Franchise: On the Set of T3: Rise of the Machines

Part 2 of Our Exclusive Look – Beyond the Terminator Franchise: On the Set of T3: Rise of the Machines

| May 16, 2002

In Part Two of our behind-the-scenes look at T3: Rise of the Machines, Film Monthly’s LA rep Paul Fischer tried to get Big Arnie to talk about the highly secretive venture. The image is unmistakable: Arnold Schwarzenegger with heavy duty machine gun strapped to his waste shooting a barrage of bullets while carrying a coffin. […]

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Hollywood Ending

Hollywood Ending

| May 15, 2002

To tell you the truth, I dread going to a new Woody Allen movie. I live in New York, so reminders of Allen’s classics surround me. Every time I walk past Washington Square, I can see Diane Keaton and Allen deep in conversation in Annie Hall. Manhattan is never far from my mind every time […]

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Beyond the Terminator Franchise: On the Set of T3: Rise of the Machines

Beyond the Terminator Franchise: On the Set of T3: Rise of the Machines

| May 15, 2002

It has been labelled the most expensive greenlit production in Hollywood history, and already the most anticipated film for release next Summer. While the film may be shot in secret, in Part One of this special story, Film Monthly’s LA Correspondent Paul Fischer visited the set and tried to get some answers from its tight-lipped […]

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Moonrise

Moonrise

| May 15, 2002

When does the formula plot of a guilt-ridden man tormented by his conscience not become a foundation of a 1940’s atypical film noir? With director Frank Borzage at the helm of Moonrise), the hard-boiled repartee and blind alley themes associated with classic film noir are eschewed for the subjective moral shadings typically associated with romanticist […]

The Cat’s Meow

The Cat’s Meow

| May 14, 2002

According to one of the party guests in The Cat’s Meow, the California Curse is characterized by the following symptoms: One: You think you are the most important person in any room. Two: You value money above all other things in the world. Three: You no longer have any sense of shame or morality. Maybe […]

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Lucky Break

Lucky Break

| May 14, 2002

The director of The Full Monty has decided that pie tasted so good the first time that he’d go at it again. Instead of out of work men’s men stripping to 70’s tunes, Peter Cattaneo gives his audience a group of imprisoned men’s men singing showtunes. Full Monty was a lot to live up to […]

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