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Cast Away (2000) Movie Review

Title: Cast Away Year: 2000 Genre: Adventure/Drama/Romance Play time: 2h 23min Director: Robert Zemeckis Starring: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez     “I’ll be right back!” Robinson Crusoe, this ain’t. The kneejerk reaction has been to associate Cast Away with Robinson Crusoe, which does both the novel and this unique, very flawed movie a disservice. Robert Zemeckis’s love ch...[Read More]

Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) Movie Review

Title: Mission: Impossible II Year: 2000 Genre: Action/Adventure/Thriller Play time: 2h 3min Director: John Woo Starring: Thandie Newton, Ving Rhames, Dougray Scott, Tom Cruise       “I’d have to say April 25th.” I’m the first to admit that I was baffled by Mission: Impossible. I’m usually adept at untangling convoluted plots, especially in action movies, but the Brian De Pa...[Read More]

Remember the Titans (2000) Movie Review

Title: Remember the Titans Year: 2000 Genre: Biography/Drama/Sport Play time: 1h 53min Director: Boaz Yakin Starring: Denzel Washington, Craig Kirkwood, Wood Harris, Ryan Hurst, Will Patton, Donald Faison “Nothing can ever come between us. We’re a team.” Old Platitudes About Racism – Remember the Titans Remember the Titans has its heart in the right place but at its core th...[Read More]

Nurse Betty (2000) Movie Review

Title: Nurse Betty Year: 2000 Genre: Comedy/Crime/Drama Play time: 1h 50min Director: Neil LaBute Screenwriters: John C. Richards Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Chris Rock, Renée Zellweger, Greg Kinnear, Morgan Freeman. Schizophrenia may be a serious medical condition but according to Hollywood, it is one big barrel of laughs. Jim Carrey’s Me, Myself and Irene earlier this year and now Neil LaBute’s Nur...[Read More]

Romeo Must Die (2000) Movie Review

Title: Romeo Must Die Year: 2000 Genre: Action/Crime/Thriller Play time: 1h 55min Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak Starring: Jet Li, Aaliyah, Isaiah Washington Jet Li Screen Presence is Weak – Romeo Must Die Where’s Jackie Chan when you need him? Of late, I’ve been getting sort of tired of the guy; his relentless impishness began to get on my nerves with his last two films. Romeo Mus...[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]

Gladiator (2000) Movie Review

Title: Gladiator Year: 2000 Genre: Action/Adventure/Drama Play time: 2h 35min Director: Ridley Scott Screenwriters: David Franzoni Starring: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen A Breathtaking Movie – Gladiator It must have been a hell of a gamble. Making a $100 million Roman epic, the likes of which we haven’t seen in decades, with no automatic-draw stars and few merchandising opp...[Read More]

The Skulls (2000) Movie Review

Title: The Skulls Year: 2000 Genre: Action/Crime/Drama Play time: 1h 46min Director: Rob Cohen Starring: Joshua Jackson, Paul Walker, Hill Harper Almost a Dump Movie: The Skulls (2000) Look: I’m perfectly capable of leaving cynicism at the door, turning my brain off, sitting down and having fun at a mindless, cheerfully dumb action-er a la Double Jeopardy. But that is not an absolute. There are so...[Read More]

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) Movie Review

Title: Eyes Wide Shut Year: 1999 Genre: Drama/Mystery/Thriller Play time: 2h 39min Director: Stanley Kubrick Screenwriters: Stanley Kubrick Starring: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field “If he wanted me even for one night… I was ready to give up everything.” Eyes Wide Shut isn’t the masterpiece many were hoping to see in Stanley Kubrick’s final film, but it is an im...[Read More]

Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (1999) Movie Review

Title: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Year: 1999 Genre: Action/Crime/Drama Play time: 1h 56min Director: Jim Jarmusch Starring: Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, John Tormey Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai: Organized Crime vs Samurai Warriors The revolution continues. In 1999, many people cheered that filmmakers are breaking out of the box, finally getting the chance to make truly unusual movies ...[Read More]

Eye of the Beholder (1999) Movie Review

Title: Eye of the Beholder Year: 1999 Genre: Drama/Mystery/Thriller Play time: 1h 49min Director: Stephan Elliott Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ashley Judd, Patrick Bergin “There isn’t a day in my life when I haven’t felt like a fraud. I mean priests, doctors, I’ve talked to them all. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t felt that.” Eye of the Beholder (1999): Ashley...[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]

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