Donna Caldwell

Going behind producers minds and intent. Resorting to harsh, grotesque, comically, sarcastic & sensible evaluation.

Not Another Teen Movie (2001) Movie Review

Title: Not Another Teen Movie Year: 2001 Genre: Comedy Play time: 1h 29min Director: Joel Gallen Screenwriters: Mike Bender Starring: Chyler Leigh, Jaime Pressly, Chris Evans     “But we’re brother and sister!” “Only by blood.” Not Another Teen Movie was made by smart filmmakers not afraid of people thinking that they are dumb. It’s a movie in which juvenile gross-out...[Read More]

Save The Last Dance (2001) Movie Review

Title: Save the Last Dance Year: 2001 Genre: Drama/Music/Romance Play time: 1h 52min Director: Thomas Carter Starring: Julia Stiles, Sean Patrick Thomas, Kerry Washington Save The Last Dance (2001) Summary: This Romance Follows Every Cliche in The Book “You come and take one of the few decent men left after drugs, jail and drive-bys.” It’s hard to expect an insightful examination of co...[Read More]

Scary Movie (2000) Movie Review

Title: Scary Movie Year: 2000 Genre: Comedy Play time: 1h 28min Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans Starring: Anna Faris, Jon Abrahams, Marlon Wayans Comedy in an unusual way, so unusual that sometimes it gets completely bizarre and uninteresting while others will make you laugh so hard you may even feel ashamed of yourself. That is Scary Movie, a film about just every other movie in the industry as a p...[Read More]

Any Given Sunday (1999) Movie Review

Title: Any Given Sunday Year: 1999 Genre: Drama/Sport Play time: 2h 42m Director: Oliver Stone Starring: Jamie Foxx, Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz Any Given Sunday is loud, long and exhausting. If you suffer from migraine headaches stay away from this three hour pain inducer like the plague. (In)famously gimmicky auteur Oliver Stone (JFK, Nixon, Natural Born Killers) delivers a turbocharge...[Read More]

Foolish (1999) Movie Review

Title: Foolish Year: 1999 Genre: Comedy/Drama Play time: 1h 24min Director: Dave Meyers Starring: Eddie Griffin, Master P, Amie Petersen Foolish (1999) ‘Jaw-droppingly’ Horrible Film What would inspire someone who cannot write or act to pen and star in a movie? A better question, what would inspire a studio to produce said movie? If you have an answer, let me know. Foolish, the new mov...[Read More]

Quest for Camelot (1998) Movie Review

Title: The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot Year: 1998 Genre: Animation/Adventure/Comedy Play time: 1h 26min Director: Frederik Du Chau Screenwriters: Vera Chapman, Kirk DeMicco Starring: Jessalyn Gilsig, Cary Elwes, Andrea Corr, Bryan White True, Disney has monopolized the entertainment industry. Folks — there is a reason for that. Year after year, the Mouse has come out with movies that were absol...[Read More]

The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride (1998) Movie Review

Title: The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride Year: 1998 Genre: Animation/Adventure/Family Play time: 1h 21min Director: Darrell Rooney Screenwriters: Flip Kobler, Cindy Marcus Starring: Matthew Broderick, Neve Campbell, Andy Dick, Moira Kelly A Decent Sequel: The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride It’s finally here. The much talked-about, long-awaited The Lion King 2: Simba’s Pride, straight-to-video seque...[Read More]

A Perfect Murder (1998) Movie Review

Title: A Perfect Murder Year: 1998 Genre: Crime/Drama/Thriller Play time: 1h 47min Director: Andrew Davis Screenwriters: Frederick Knott Starring: Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen A Perfect Murder, the terrific new mystery from director Andrew Davis is indeed a remake of a Hitchcock movie by the same name. And while, regrettably, I haven’t seen the original, it couldn’t have been ...[Read More]

The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) Movie Review

Title: The Man in the Iron Mask Year: 1998 Genre: Action/Adventure Play time: 2h 12min Director: Randall Wallace Screenwriters: Alexandre Dumas Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gerard Depardieu I walked into this movie ready to hate it. This seemed like cheap exploitation of Leonardo DiCaprio’s star power — and in a way I still think it is. But at this early date in 1998,...[Read More]

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