Archive for June, 2002

Mr. Deeds

Mr. Deeds

| June 29, 2002

I can’t help it – I love every movie Adam Sandler has ever created. From The Wedding Singer to Happy Gilmore to Little Nicky, they are all just naughty indulgences of delight. And while I do agree that all his movies are pretty much the same, I just can’t help it. They make me laugh […]

Read My Lips [Sur Mes Levres]

Read My Lips [Sur Mes Levres]

| June 29, 2002

The Monty Python series has this great skit about a French film shot entirely at a garbage dump, with a man, a woman and a cabbage as the main characters. This is, of course, a spoof that hits the right spot, since it is so often that we see film critics and connoisseurs alike go […]

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Lilo & Stitch

Lilo & Stitch

| June 26, 2002

Two thirds through Lilo & Stitch, the child sitting in front of me began asking her dad a series of rapid-fire questions: “Is Stitch okay? Why’s he sad? Where’s his family? Why’s he sad? Is he sad? How come? Whydaddywhy?” Normally I’d have hissed at the brat to shut up (or at least take a […]

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Juwanna Mann

Juwanna Mann

| June 26, 2002

Okay I’m not going to start this review with an obvious Juwanna joke because… well that’s not the type of lady I am. But, I’ll go ahead and tell you not to expect any surprises in this Tootsie ’02 remake. It’s a typical feel good and possible date movie. So let’s get on with it […]

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Minority Report

Minority Report

| June 23, 2002

What? I’m not gushing over a Spielberg creation? Blasphemy! A certain fellow FM reviewer (who’s editing this very review) will be shocked. Yeah, well, like Spielberg’s last directorial piece of celluloid, A.I., Minority Report is beautifully and stunningly photographed, has all the cool little details that make it fun to watch and has a plot […]

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The Bourne Identity

The Bourne Identity

| June 20, 2002

Right at the top I have to say that this review does not count the last 2 minutes of the movie. If I were to count those last 120 seconds or so, I would absolutely slam this movie. What a bunch of stupid tripe for a final scene. They were totally unnecessary and director Doug […]

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Scooby Doo

Scooby Doo

| June 19, 2002

Let me first say that I was never a big Scooby Doo fan. I didn’t hate the original kid’s cartoon program, but I sure as Hell wouldn’t miss any other show to watch it. If it happened to be on and I wasn’t busy picking dirt from my toenails I would watch it. I always […]

Windtalkers

Windtalkers

| June 15, 2002

One of the more interesting things I remember learning from Mr. Solkovitz in high school history class was that, in World War Two, the United States used Navajo Indians as code talkers because their native language was so complex that the Japanese could not decipher what they were saying — sort of like a human […]

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Live at the Palm Springs Film Noir Festival

Live at the Palm Springs Film Noir Festival

| June 14, 2002

The Palm Springs Film Noir Festival was a smash hit. This second annual celebration of dark film concluded this past Sunday evening an unqualified success, largely due to promoters Art Lyons and Craig Prater’s staying focused on the important themes. The 2002 festival motto, “It’s all in the story,” was the principal determinant in this […]

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Cure [Kyua]

Cure [Kyua]

| June 13, 2002

Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa has crafted a unique and disturbing crime film that departs from other contemporary films in some significant ways. It has been compared to Memento, undoubtedly due to its ability to play with key plot elements and structure in subtle ways that are disconcerting, yet still allow the viewer to follow the storyline. […]

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