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Holy Man (1998) Movie Review

Title: Holy Man Year: 1998 Genre: Comedy/Drama Play time: 1h 54min Director: Stephen Herek Starring: Eddie Murphy, Jeff Goldblum, Kelly Preston Holy Man, the new Eddie Murphy comedy is a case of what I can now call Ronin syndrome. You see, a few weeks ago, an awful movie called Ronin was released, and it was a classic case of a movie which wanted to be more than it realistically could be. While Ho...[Read More]

Simon Birch (1998) Movie Review

Title: Simon Birch Year: 1998 Genre: Comedy/Drama/Family Play time: 1h 54min Director: Mark Steven Johnson Starring: Oliver Platt, Ashley Judd, Joseph Mazzello, Ian Michael Smit Simon Birch is a shameless tearjerker, a deviously manipulative little film that manages to be enjoyable. It features some great performances, but it is many times hard to swallow. Simon Birch Film Summary Ian Michael Smit...[Read More]

Snake Eyes (1997) Movie Review

Title: Snake Eyes Year: 1998 Genre: Crime/Mystery/Thriller Play time: 1h 38min Director: Brian De Palma Starring: Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, John Heard Snake Eyes by director Brian DePalma is another contrived conspiracy yarn that we don’t really believe. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t have any fun with it. This movie demonstrates how visual effects (intricate camera choreography), some good ...[Read More]

Sphere (1998) Movie Review

Title: Sphere Year: 1998 Genre: Drama/Horror/Mystery Play time: 2h 14min Director: Barry Levinson Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson Sphere (1998) – How Unoriginal It Is! It’s not easy for science fiction films to be too original these days. It seems as if possibilities for plots are quickly becoming exhausted. But there is simply no excuse for how unoriginal, to say t...[Read More]

Les Misérables (2012) Movie Review

Title: Les Misérables Year: 1998 Genre: Crime, Drama, History Play time: 2h 14min Director: Bille August Screenwriters: Victor Hugo Starring: Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman Hugo’s Les Miserables Comes to the Cinema Somewhere, Victor Hugo must be rolling in his grave. Les Miserables, the towering 1000+ page novel and the unimaginably popular musical is filled with poignancy, power an...[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 Butcher Boy (1997) Movie Review

Title: The Butcher Boy Year: 1997 Genre: Comedy/Drama Play time: 1h 50min Director: Neil Jordan Starring: Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw, Eamonn Owens A movie doesn’t have to have an original idea to be good. It has to go about illustrating that idea in creative ways. The premise of The Butcher Boy has been done before. We’ve all heard of films about homicidal children — Macauley Culkin’s The Good Son, w...[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]

Amistad (1997) Movie Review

Title: Amistad Year: 1997 Genre: Drama/History Play time: 2h 35min Director: Steven Spielberg Starring: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman Amistad is the kind of movie that makes a tired topic seem fresh and entertaining again. It tells the true story of a French slave ship called La Amistad and the mutiny that occured on it. When the ship finally reaches America,...[Read More]

Just Visiting (2001) Movie Review

Title: Just Visiting Year: 2001 Genre: Comedy/Fantasy/Sci-Fi Play time: 1h 28min Director: Jean-Marie Poiré Starring: Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, Christian Clavier “Thank you, master!” Just Visiting (2001) Movie, Shows That Hollywood Isn’t Ready To Remake French Comedies I’m honestly baffled by Hollywood’s compulsion to recycle French comedies. If you want to bring them over,...[Read More]

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