||Well, well - an extremely professionally
production with a lot of good actors and the classic disaster theme. Everyone does a good
job but then some patriotic lunatics makes it too much Hollywood and the grade falls.
Billy Bob Thornton, Peter Stormare and Steve Buscemi all makes excellent performances.
|The big Lebowski
||This is not really a movie it is an
The Coen brothers have done it again and I really wonder what kind of
messed up brains they got. But who cares - they make wonderful and extremely odd films
with great humour and characters. The cast - which is almost Coen standard set - is
perfect. This is a must for anyone close to a fan.
||This is a competent movie in its genre and
the story and effects seems professional. The one thing that makes it a bit of a boor is
the problem most disaster movies has : A part in the middle with a strong soap opera
feeling. Do they really have to be so ridiculous?
||Oh - what a devil he is : Al Pacino. Just the
right feeling of seduction that it would be if real. The scenery and pace is exactly
chosen to create the tension needed. Keanu Reeves and sweet Charlize Theron are also
The only bad part with this movie is that you start to doubt your own possibility to
withstand a seduction attempt from the evil.
||The latest book(s) from the Hamilton series
by Jan Guillou filmed with a slightly better result than before. This should not been very
difficult as the other movies was quite bad. Hamilton is alright with some real funny
goofs that you can only find in this kind of low budget productions. An extra bonus is the
old Starwars star mark Hamill.
||The professional critics hated this one -
most of them compared it to the book or original - and found it different which is a
disaster they think. Its by no means a masterpiece but the plot is good as are the actors
and the music is perfect. The music is actually the reason I give it four stars instead of
three as its actually worth.
||Quentins new film has been waited upon by the
whole film community. Well - here it is and it is not a new Pulp fiction. The feeling is
the same, the actors are wonderful (especially Rober de Niro as a real looser) but the
pace and the story is just not there.
||After one of the most ridiculous and pathetic
film openings its is a rather okay super sequel. Chris Rock as a new character is quite
misplaced and I hope it is a one timer. Yet Li as the villain is a natural though and must
reappear. Especially if he skips his kung fu stuff which becomes rather boring. Riggs and
Murtaugh is slightly more normal than usual and has become middle-aged which is positive
as it keeps some of the one liners out of the story. The property destruction is as bad as
||Another film that should have been made for
television only. The grade is actually nicely set by me. Bruce Willis as the somewhat torn
hero and Miko Hughes as the child are good but Alec Baldwin has, as always, problems with
his credibility. The basic story is weak but the nerve is OK.
||Mia Sorvino is a very cute girl - that is the
positive stuff in this movie. Its an alien loose in Manhattan and they have to be wiped
out in 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has been done a lot better earlier.
||A very poor thriller/comedy that relies on
Chris Tucker (I) which is also the reason it fails. He is a copy of Eddie Murphy when he
was making his worst movies.
The plot is standard 1a and the bad guys waste a lot more money than they could ever get
from the diamonds they are chasing.
||A Swedish comedy about relation problems when
you cant decide if your partner is the right. Peter Dalle, Lena Endre, Suzanne Reuter and
Johan Ulveson are all excellent and their performance carries everything in this movie.
||Good craftmanship but no surprises.
Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton,John Travolta - professionals to the bitter end. It
feels like a TV-production and will certainly be a success as such.
||A good start for 1998 is this excellent drama
from 1996. It is very similar to the Swedish film "den enfaldige mördaren" from
1982 which also is very good. Billy Bob Thornton off course is the complete father of the
movie as he is writer, director and star !!! The pace and photo is so slow and beautiful -
un-MTV - very rare these days bur the effect in a film like this is wonderful.
||It's a not that awful plot and some good actors but this
movie never gets any tempo. It's lacking the fundamental thing of a thriller - to excite
the viewer. Gary Sinise is good as the villain but Nicholas Cage is unfortunately
overacting terribly in the beginning. Carla Gugino is OK.
||This is actually the kind of comic books I
used to like. It has everything a story should have and even the looks of the performers
are there. All alien bugs are wonderfully created and they are real nasty. The quite
nazi-like world by Heinlein is not critized properly according to some critics but I find
||Sequel number 1 after The Fugitive.
As such it must be considered very competent and as the last time the cast is excellent. I
must admit that I was quite impressed by some technical sceenes. The weakness is as usual
- the story. It is not bad or completely unbelievable but I got it all figured out to
|Wag the dog
||Bill Clinton has not had an easy precidency.
If he has similar help as in this movie his affairs with young girls would be quickly
forgotten. It is like a dramatised documentary and you grasp the plot early. The
characters and actors makes it worth while anyway.
||The basic concept is off course to have some
sexy girls and a exciting story in a warm, hot climate. This is one of those films that
actually is quite bad but with the help of Bill Murray and Neve Campbell and the sexy
stuff it succeed in a good rating. The plot changes 180 degrees at least ten times and you
feel yourself like inside an old Agatha Cristie story.