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Steven Spielberg and George Lucas should have just left Indiana Jones literally riding off into the sunset in The Last Crusade... after all, isn't how all the best adventures end? But I can understand…
There are scenes in Gladiator that were directly lifted out of this Stanley Kubrick classic. The story of a slave who becomes a gladiator who becomes a general, and eventually faces off with the bad-g…
Bambi II (yikes, what a wretched title) is a harmless, straight-to-video story that  feeds off nostalgia for the classic original, while offering some new characters. Luckily, it is so careful and rev…
I have to admit, my expectations for Four Brothers was very low. I wasn't particularly excited about seeing it since John Singleton's films have been getting progressively worse (2 Fast 2 Furious, any…
I stared stunned and mute at my co-worker. "CANNNNN YOOOUUUUU DIG IT?????" he bellowed with his arms triumphantly in the air. "I have no idea what you are talking about." I said to him, deadpan. He …
The opening sequence of Assault on Precinct 13 is an assault on the senses. Let me say this: The handheld camera with grainy and contrasty cinematography, combined with MTV-style editing should be use…
Films about transgendered people aren't exactly filling up the multi-plexes. For that reason alone, Beautiful Boxer is pretty special. But to its credit, it is actually a pretty charming and absorbing…
With an arguably weak script on which to base its antics, Taxi is constantly struggling to create comic moments but the attempts repeatedly fizzle out. The story follows perpetual screw-up Washburn (J…
Why? Because about two minutes into Ladder 49, as a crew of firefighters are climbing stairs in a burning warehouse, Robert Patrick’s character says, “I’m gettin’ too old for this s**t.” Yup. One of …
Admittedly, I wasn’t expecting much from this adaptation of the Jules Verne classic, especially since it stars Jackie Chan – whose last two big-screen forays (The Medallion and Shanghai Knights) left …
I love guy movies. I love onscreen explosions. What's not to love about Backdraft? I spent the entire movie working on that question, and finally realized that it has no soul. It's just a didactic, me…
After the huge popular and critical success of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas cruised on their egos and made the dark, unfunny, and overall icky sequel Indiana Jones and Th…