SMART IS SEXY…OR LONG, HARD AND TEMPTING

Can pornography be philosophical, even socially conscious? Not in most cases, but in “Temptation,” the quirky indie film from the husband-wife team of Lyn Vaus and Kim Caviness, porn is intellectualized and pushed through the cerebral cortex by a New Agey couple…



Posted on November 7, 2002 by

THE REPLACEMENTS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 105 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO THE SUPER BOWL! In a parallel NFL universe — and obviously inspired by the 1987 NFL season — the big time football players have gone on strike…


Posted on February 2, 2002 by

VAMPIRES

2 Stars
Year Released: 1998
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 107 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO HALLOWEEN! Carpenter oscillates between high horror and lowbrow camp, which is more unsettling than the scenes of decapitation and dismemberment…


Posted on October 31, 2001 by

SCREAM 2

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 1997
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 116 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO HORROR! “Scream 2″ isn’t nearly as fresh, suspenseful or witty as it’s inaugural bloodfest…


Posted on October 24, 2001 by

SCREAM 3

3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 116 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO HORROR! Can there be celluloid life for the “Scream” series after the dull second installment? Absolutely.


Posted on October 23, 2001 by

SHE’S ALL THAT

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 95 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO REAL-LIFE HORROR! Freddie Prinze, Jr. still has a career. The pain! The agony! Make him go away! Noooooooooooo!


Posted on October 17, 2001 by

THE CLAIM

3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 120 minutes

“The Claim” is one of the year’s most visually stylistic films…


Posted on December 21, 2000 by

THE CONTENDER

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 126 minutes

“The Contender” comes up a few votes shy, an admirable also ran…


Posted on October 12, 2000 by

DANCER IN THE DARK

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 127 minutes

Set in 1964 in a small town in the Pacific Northwest, “Dancer” begins as an earnestly engaging drama before it hits you with its surreal notions…


Posted on September 22, 2000 by

THE WAY OF THE GUN

3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 120 minutes

It unfurls as more of a big budgeted student film; a collage of borrowed images paying homage to great directors…


Posted on September 1, 2000 by

AUTUMN IN NEW YORK

2 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 115 minutes

Gere and Ryder look great, but the silly plot allows for zero chemistry…


Posted on August 12, 2000 by

THE TAO OF STEVE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 90 minutes

An interesting little romantic comedy that almost succeeds. Its biggest flaw is that its main protagonist is a shade above loathsome…


Posted on July 22, 2000 by

GONE IN 60 SECONDS

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 119 minutes

Just what you’d expect from a Jerry Bruckheimer produced movie, lots of posturing smashed up against a smattering of plot…


Posted on June 9, 2000 by

BIG MOMMA’S HOUSE

2 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 90 minutes

Skinny comedian Martin Lawrence puts on a fat suit and goes undercover as Big Momma, a cantankerous four hundred pound Georgia peach with irritable bowel syndrome…


Posted on June 2, 2000 by

TIME CODE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 120 minutes

Director Mike Figgis delivers a digitally shot, experimental film, which in plot is a mini “Magnolia,” as the lives of four LA people intertwine, intersect and collide…


Posted on April 24, 2000 by

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