Monthly Archives: January 2000

Mickey Blue Eyes

Farce in which Hugh Grant plays an art auctioneer who gets engaged to the daughter of a mob boss. Knee-slapping hijinks ensue as Grant must drop his hoity-toity accent and become mobster Mickey Blue Eyes.

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Instinct

Instinct, or “Tarzan Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is the story of an anthropologist (Anthony Hopkins), who, after living with gorillas in Africa for a couple of years, gets sent to prison for killing some African park rangers with a … Continue reading

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The Talented Mr. Ripley

OK, let me get the good shit about The Talented Mr. Ripley out of the way first: good acting, spectacular Italian scenery, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth can do no wrong in my book.

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Three Kings

Oh God…here we go again…Marky Mark and George Clooney’s pre-“Perfect Storm” foray into suckiness. Aren’t we supposed to “feel” something for the people on the screen? Again, just like “The Perfect Storm” I couldn’t wait to get up and leave! … Continue reading

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Next Friday

You know, it’s a damn shame when a cool brotha like Ice Cube makes a dumb-ass decision. No, I ain’t talkin’ about his hair style (although I DO think he’d look fly with a fade. Why don’t we see that … Continue reading

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Any Given Sunday

Director: Oliver Stone…this is gonna be good… Rufus likes football. Rufus likes movies. Throw Oliver Stone between ’em and what do you get? The closest thing I can compare Any Given Sunday to is the feeling one would get by … Continue reading

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Entrapment

I received my Direct-TV bill the other day and enclosed was a small brochure promoting pay-per-view movies. A photo montage promoting Entrapment was on the cover. Sean Connery, a master thief in the film, was looming in the background and … Continue reading

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Play It to the Bone

You know what I hate? When movie writers try to make their characters interesting just by giving them some eccentric quirk. Like just because this one-dimensional character has some little idiosyncrasy, I’m supposed to identify with ’em and give a … Continue reading

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The General’s Daughter

The General’s Daughter If you fall into a pit filled with shit, do you sit there and endure the stench, or do you rant and rave and curse the person who dug the pit? Unfortunately, it is my job to … Continue reading

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The Talented Mr. Ripley

Bleeeech! What the hell was I thinkin’? A friggin’ chick flick replete with Ivy League idle rich, Italians, male homosexuality (as opposed to the cool kind), and expensive boats without motors. Add in bad jazz and a storyline that swerved … Continue reading

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