Friday, April 28, 2000

Radio daze

Movie: Frequency

Posted on Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 4:00 AM

****
Our Rating: 4.00 Dad was a heroic firefighter, happily married and living a sunny, blue-collar life in Queens. Junior followed in Dad's footsteps by going to work for the City of New York, varying only in his choice to become a cop instead of a fireman. Years later, after Dad...

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Tragically hick

Movie: Where the Heart Is

Posted on Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 4:00 AM

***
Our Rating: 3.00 It's always a good idea to be wary of movie characters who come bearing funny names. All too often, the humor doesn't stretch past the nomenclature. With that in mind, you might look askance at a movie chock-full of characters named Novalee, Baby Ruth, Sister Husband, Willy...

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Contradictions connect

Movie: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Posted on Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 4:00 AM

****
Our Rating: 4.00 In "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai," writer-director Jim Jarmusch's spiritual meditation on the outlaw life, it's only fitting that a hit man follows a philosophy that asserts, "meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily ... and every day without fail one should consider himself...

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Fred on arrival

Movie: The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

Posted on Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 4:00 AM

*
Our Rating: 1.00 Taking the term "prehistoric" literally, director Brian Levant returns with a film that's a prequel to both the animated "Flintstones" TV series and his own live action, big-screen version of 1994. "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas" charts the first meeting of poor little rich girl Wilma...

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Radio daze

Movie: Frequency

Posted on Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 4:00 AM

****
Frequency Length: 2 hours, 10 minutes Studio: New Line Cinema Website: http://www.frequencymovie.com/ Release Date: 2000-04-28 Cast: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Andre Braugher, Elizabeth Mitchell Director: Gregory Holbit Screenwriter: Toby Emmerich Music Score: Michael Kamen WorkNameSort: Frequency Our Rating: 4.00 Dad was a heroic firefighter, happily married and living a sunny,...

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Tragically hick

Movie: Where the Heart Is

Posted on Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 4:00 AM

***
Where the Heart Is Length: 2 hours, 10 minutes Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Website: http://www.wheretheheartismovie.com/html/index.html Release Date: 2000-04-28 Cast: Natalie Portman, Ashley Judd, James Frain, Stockard Channing Director: Matt Williams Screenwriter: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel Music Score: Mason Daring WorkNameSort: Where the Heart Is Our Rating: 3.00 It's always a...

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Contradictions connect

Movie: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Posted on Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 4:00 AM

****
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Length: 1 hour, 52 minutes Studio: Artisan Pictures Website: http://www.wayofthesamurai.com/ Release Date: 2000-04-28 Cast: Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva Director: Jim Jarmusch Screenwriter: Jim Jarmusch Music Score: The Rza WorkNameSort: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Our Rating: 4.00 In "Ghost Dog: The...

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Fred on arrival

Movie: The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

Posted on Fri, Apr 28, 2000 at 4:00 AM

*
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Length: 1 hour, 40 minutes Studio: Universal Pictures Website: http://www.vivarockvegas.com/ Release Date: 2000-04-28 Cast: Mark Addy, Kristen Johnston, Jane Krakowski, Stephen Baldwin Director: Brian Levant Screenwriter: Deborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont, Jim Cash Music Score: David Newman WorkNameSort: The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Our...

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Tuesday, April 25, 2000

Review - White Ladder

Artist: David Gray

Posted on Tue, Apr 25, 2000 at 4:00 AM

Welsh songwriter David Gray has taken some hard knocks through his critically acclaimed, four-album career, with commercial disappointment forcing record-label leaps for each release, despite big-name support from heavyweights Radiohead and Dave Matthews. Appropriately, then, it's admitted fan Matthews that brings Gray's fourth effort, the sparse, electro-folkie "White Ladder," to...

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Review - Whatever You Love, You Are

Artist: Dirty Three

Posted on Tue, Apr 25, 2000 at 4:00 AM

Despite violinist Warren Ellis' recent Magic Stick performance attire -- AC/DC T-shirt and jeans -- the Dirty Three have pared down the dervishlike, dynamistic bombast of their mid-'90s days for a slower, funeralesque melancholy. "Whatever You Love, You Are" finds the three Australians more consciously aware of their sonic movements,...

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