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Film 2003 as Seen by Wayne Case

Film 2003 as Seen by Wayne Case

| February 1, 2004 | 0 Comments

Note: This recap is based on my personal reaction to the 156 films that I saw in full during 2003. Best Films (In Order of Preference) (1) House Of Sand And Fog (2) Love Actually (3) Shattered Glass (4) Cold Mountain (5) Bend It Like Beckham (6) Under The Tuscan Sun (7) Holes (8) Bad […]

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Reviews – 2004

Reviews – 2004

| January 1, 2004 | 0 Comments

50 FIRST DATES Rated: 6 Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore make an effective couple, but were better served by the script of their previous coupling in The Wedding Singer (1998). The problem here is the script and unworkable/annoying concept. In short, Drew’s character, Lucy, has no short term memory due to an accident. She wakes […]

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Love, Actually

Love, Actually

| November 24, 2003

I’m a big fan of the work of Brit Richard Curtis who wrote the original scripts for Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994), Notting Hill (1999), and now, Love Actually (2003). All three of these contemporary British romantic comedy/dramas are delightful, witty, warm and wonderful. Nobody writes this sort of film better than Mr.Curtis, and […]

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Film 2002 as Seen by Wayne Case

Film 2002 as Seen by Wayne Case

| January 15, 2003 | 0 Comments

The Top Ten (In Order Of Preference) 1. Chicago 2. Road To Perdition 3. Y Tu Mama Tambien Plus (Alphabetical) Far From Heaven The Hours Insomnia Minority Report The Rookie Tully Unfaithful Runners-Up (Alpha) About Schmidt The Bourne Identity Catch Me If You Can The Emperor’s Club Lovely & Amazing The Man From Elysian Fields […]

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Reviews – 2003

Reviews – 2003

| January 1, 2003 | 0 Comments

2 FAST 2 FURIOUS Rated: 4 1/2 Unless you’re a twenty-something male dude with a automobile fixation, I suggest you avoid this absurd action fantasy. As far as I’m concerned, call it “2 TRITE 2 LOUD.” No acting is allowed/required from the ethnically diverse cast. Basically, they just pose, and with one exception, do that […]

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Enough

Enough

| June 12, 2002 | 0 Comments

Not since Showgirls (1995) has a big budgeted drama provided so many unintentional laughs. Don’t blame star Jennifer Lopez (Out of Sight, Angel Eyes), since she actually turns in a good performance as a battered wife. But serious filmmaker/British director, Michael Apted (Nell–1994, The World is Not Enough, the 7UP through 42UP series) ought to […]

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

| June 12, 2002

About two-thirds of the way through this almost 2 hour long film, one of the characters says, “I can’t wait for it to be over.” At that point, that was my thought, exactly. To be fair, in spite of its shortcomings, I suspect that many under-served, mature audiences, especially women, will embrace this film, faults […]

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Unfaithful

Unfaithful

| May 13, 2002 | 0 Comments

Unfaithful tells the story of husband and wife, Edward (Richard Gere) and Connie (Diane Lane) Sumner who are living the American dream: a beautiful suburban home, fabulous success, and a happy 8-year old son (Erik Per Sullivan). However, when Connie has a fateful collision with a charismatic stranger, Paul Martel (Olivier Martinez), during a wild […]

The Sweetest Thing

The Sweetest Thing

| March 29, 2002

I give it a 2-1/2. It doesn’t contain one frame of originality or one shrewd of creativity. The cast didn’t stand a chance given this material, but Cameron Diaz (There’s Something About Mary -1998) really needs to avoid this kind of crap in the future. Here, she does a bad Sally Kellerman (M*A*S*H – 1970) […]

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Y Tu Mama Tambien [And Your Mother, Too]

Y Tu Mama Tambien [And Your Mother, Too]

| March 23, 2002 | 0 Comments

I’ll say it again: Outstanding! Even though released early in 2002 (March 15, 2002 in major US cities), this is sure to be in my top ten of the year. From México, the language spoken on the soundtrack is Spanish, but the English subtitles are excellent, and I urge you not to let this keep […]

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