UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: THE RETURN

1 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 82 minutes

Jean Claude Van Damme-age, like his brought-back-to-life unisol in the first “Universal Soldier,” looks to rejuvenate his sagging career by creating an auctioneer franchise…


Posted on August 23, 1999 by

INSPECTOR GADGET

1 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 90 minutes

You know there’s a mechanical disorder when a rap-talking car steals the show…


Posted on July 26, 1999 by

BIG DADDY

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 93 minutes

The legacy of Adam Sandler drums along…


Posted on June 21, 1999 by

THE WOOD

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 106 minutes

As announced by one of the main characters, the entity of the film’s title isn’t testosterone slang for a man’s erect penis, but a short, affectionate nickname for Englewood…


Posted on June 14, 1999 by

BLACK MASK

3 Stars
Year Released: 1996
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 90 minutes

Like Jackie Chan, Jet Li’s stateside success — in “Lethal Weapon 4″ — has spurred the dubbing and dumping of his previous Hong Kong hits…


Posted on May 17, 1999 by

SOUTHIE

3 Stars
Year Released: 1998
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 0 minutes

The acting is admirable and the film’s hip, on-the-street feel is enticing, it’s just too bad that this Irish “Goodfellas” hangs itself with a plot that’s contrived and one dimensional…


Posted on May 17, 1999 by

LOST AND FOUND

2 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 93 minutes

David Spade tries to steal a page from fellow “Saturday Night Live” alum Adam Sandler’s book of success in this “Wedding Singer” knockoff…


Posted on April 26, 1999 by

METROLAND

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 85 minutes

“Metroland” is essentially a kinder, gentler British rendition of “The Ice Storm”…


Posted on April 19, 1999 by

SLC PUNK

2 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 97 minutes

Yesterday’s radicals are today’s mainstream, or as a former hippie tells his punked out son “I didn’t sell out, I bought in”…


Posted on April 12, 1999 by

EXISTENZ

3 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 97 minutes

“eXistenZ” is dead-on for Cronenberg fans though the mutant reptile and amphibian factory might be a tad(pole) too much for the squeamish at heart…


Posted on April 12, 1999 by

FISH IN THE BATHTUB

FISH IN THE BATHTUB
2 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 96 minutes

The recursive domestic tit-for-tat routine sputters along until it finds its defining, dramatic turning point…


Posted on April 5, 1999 by

THE MOD SQUAD

1 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 92 minutes

Add another one to the scrap heap of trendy, nostalgic, 60’s and 70’s TV shows reduced to cinematic rubble…


Posted on March 29, 1999 by

DEEP END OF THE OCEAN

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 105 minutes

Heavy-handed melodrama that rises above its manipulative trappings on the solid performances of the cast…


Posted on March 15, 1999 by

ANALYZE THIS

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 110 minutes

Unfortunately for every gag that DeNiro and Crystal pull off — and they do have an effective comedic chemistry — the script strands them in eddies of frivolity…


Posted on March 1, 1999 by

PREACHING TO THE PERVERTED

3 Stars
Year Released: 1997
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 100 minutes

The kinky world of bondage and discipline gets an affectionate wrapping in soft red and blue hues…


Posted on February 15, 1999 by

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