|THE THOMAS CROWN
Pierce Brosnan steps into Steve
McQueens shoes with unexpected success, in this sharp thriller. John
McTiernan directs the pacy tale of a millionaire businessman who devises daring
art thefts for kicks. The delightful Rene Russo is the insurance investigator
on his trail.
Bigger, Longer and Uncut is what
the title says, and its what this expanded version of the cult animation
delivers. Strangely moral beneath it all, the story quickly pits the moms of
South Park against a pair of toilet-mouthed Canadian comedy stars, much beloved
by their irrepressible sons. Rude, crude and hilarious, their efforts soon lead
to all out war.
10 THINGS I HATE
Better than Notting Hill, funnier than
The Godfather, Hugh Grants new movie pits his utterly English
character into a world of wiseguys and goodfellas. Or that should be good
fellas-in-law, for when he meets his fiancées family he discovers
that they are family. His efforts to fit in, while not getting involved
in any of their dubious business dealings, makes for an entertaining romantic
Full review from September 1999 issue here!
STRANGERS ON A
One of Hitchcocks finest with a plot that
seems simplicity itself. Two men meet [for the first time, on a train] and chat
about their lives before one suggests an unexpected solution to their
respective problems: murder. Farley Granger and Robert Walker are soon involved
in a desperate battle of wits that has kept audiences gripped since its initial
release in 1951.
Its hard to pin down this movies
charm. Student Max Fischer seems to be the glue who holds almost every school
club, society and organization together but his extra-curricular activities are
eclipsed by the arrival of a new teacher (Olivia Williams). Very soon Max is
vying for her attention, alongside a deliciously amoral Bill Murray and her own
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