Archive for February, 2003

Cradle 2 the Grave

Cradle 2 the Grave

| February 28, 2003

In what is one of the early contenders for absurd storylines, Jet Li’s a Taiwan intelligence agent on the trail of an L.A. gang of thieves led by rapper DMX who’ve stolen some very rare “black diamonds.” Only they aren’t diamonds, they’re a man-made material that can…oh, that would be giving it away. And you […]

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Thief

Thief

| February 28, 2003

Frank pulls diamond heists, and he’s good at it. His teacher was one of the best, a man his friends call “Okla,” but whose real name is David. David’s in prison and has just found out he’s got a heart disease. Scheduled for release in 10 months, he may not live long enough to taste […]

Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four

Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four

| February 26, 2003

The Sign of Four has always been a favorite of mine, among all the Sherlock Holmes stories. Entirely grounded in events that took place in India during the Mutiny of 1857, it is a wonderfully rich chronicle of greed, revenge and ultimately, murder. All in all, the perfect ingredients for a wonderful winter’s night in. […]

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Dark Blue

Dark Blue

| February 26, 2003

In 1991 what should have been a routine pursuit and arrest became a racial divide, pitting the citizens of metropolitan Los Angeles against friend and neighbor, and placing the reflection of their own dark selves right out in the open for all to see. This was the Rodney King incident, which led to the Los […]

Old School

Old School

| February 26, 2003

It’s not Animal House, but… imagine some of the brothers from Faber College grew up and missed the old days. Friends of mine have toyed with the idea of a throwing a monthly bachelor party. (“With hookers. And guns. And Hookers. And Drugs.”) So why is the idea of grown (age-wise) men starting a fraternity […]

Daredevil

Daredevil

| February 16, 2003

In 1935, it had been stated that the first American comic book was created by, New Fun, later named, DC Comics, the creators of the Superman comics. Really, ever since cavemen wrote on dwelling walls to tell a story, an interest in storytelling by-way-of pictures, has been present. Hey, it’s easier than reading, and a […]

Wasabi

Wasabi

| February 16, 2003

Hubert Fiorentini (Jean Reno) is a former French intelligence officer (think CIA) who’s now a Paris police inspector with some pretty rough methods of dealing with crime, but he’s a tender hearted man all the same. In the opening sequence he punches out a woman in a nightclub, then hauls her down to the station. […]

Shanghai Knights

Shanghai Knights

| February 13, 2003

I don’t want to think that I’m getting old and curmudgeony, but Shanghai Knights leaves me wondering: is it a fun movie? Sure. But I couldn’t shake the feeling during the screening that The Powers That Be think that I like these two fish-out-of-water goofballs a lot more than I actually do. They’re like the […]

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Art of Revenge

Art of Revenge

| February 9, 2003

Someone must really have a grudge against me and is taking it out their revenge in a funny way by making me watch and review Art of Revenge. Let’s start with the direct-to-video CD cover. The description says: “When Matt leaves his wife Laura for younger, more beautiful woman after he becomes a successful musician, […]

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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

| February 4, 2003

For her he was research. For him, she was the subject of a bet. No matter what the reason, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days is a great way to spend a couple of hours in the dark. Now I’m not saying this is Sleepless in Seattle or When Harry Met Sally, but […]

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