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I knew about John Woo's reputation... people have always said that his Hollywood flicks, like Face/Off and Mission: Impossible 2 just haven't quite matched up with his earlier Hong Kong work. So this …
Hollywood needs to be told that computer geeks very rarely look like Sandra Bullock (The Net), Ryan Phillippe (Antitrust), or Angelina Jolie (Hackers). If these people worked in marketing, I might bel…
After the first 20 minutes or so of harrowing scenes, multiple-character introductions, and mumbling mountain-climbing mumbo-jumbo, I leaned over to my Japanese friend, who sat wide-eyed, enthralled, …
When was the last time you were sick?  When was the last time you had an injury? Well… to most of us, we should be able to answer these questions relatively easily. In fact, if you weren’t able to ans…
LINDA: Well, let's just say I'll never think of the happy sound of "the pitter-patter of tiny feet" the same way again. One of the most-touted scenes that was added to this re-release of The Exorcist …
I grew up stealing peeks at my dad's old X-Men comics, those glory-days of the 1960's, long before Wolverine came on the scene. In high school, I suppose I became too "grown-up" for comics anymore, an…
I wasn't ever bored (despite the grumblings of those who say that it is long and dull). Jodie Foster is fine as Anna, though I don't think it will stand as one of her better roles. She does the prim-a…
The night I rented American Psycho with a friend, we had just been talking about the last time a movie gave us nightmares. For me it had been the movie Jurassic Park. I was embarrassed to say that the…
I'm a huge fan of the Wallace and Gromit clay-animated short films from Nick Park and Aardman Animation, so I, like many so-called adults I know, was really looking forward to Chicken Run. And to tell…
Let's just say one thing right off: Bollywood this ain't! After enjoying the delightful Straight From the Heart song-and-dance flick at SIFF last year, we rushed to pick an Indian film from the new sc…
The Faroe Islands is one of those places that I'd love to go visit: stark, green, rolling hills, with little red-housed fishing villages dotting the shoreline. It just seems like one of those places t…
All My Loved Ones is a fictionalized story of one family in Czechoslovakia just before World War II broke out. Hitler has already occupied several countries, and is threatening to go across the border…