Friday, March 30, 2001

Hairball

Movie: Tomcats

Posted on Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 4:00 AM

*
Our Rating: 1.00 I've been struggling for minutes -- OK, maybe seconds -- now to decide which is the funniest gag in "Tomcats," the directorial debut of Gossip and "Rosewood" writer Gregory Poirier. Is it the one at the beginning of the film, in which cartoonist Michael Delaney (Jerry O'Connell)...

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Comedy doesn't milk its strong points

Movie: Someone Like You

Posted on Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 4:00 AM

**1/2
Someone Like You Length: 1 hour, 33 minutes Studio: 20th Century Fox Website: http://someonelikeyoumovie.com/ Release Date: 2001-03-30 Cast: Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear, Ellen Barkin Director: Tony Goldwyn Screenwriter: Elizabeth Chandler Music Score: Rolfe Kent WorkNameSort: Someone Like You Our Rating: 2.50 Perky, bright TV producer Jane Goodale has a theory:...

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You only live nice

Movie: Spy Kids

Posted on Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 4:00 AM

***1/2
Spy Kids Length: 1 hour, 30 minutes Studio: Miramax Website: http://spykids.com/index_ie.html Release Date: 2001-03-30 Cast: Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Teri Hatcher, Cheech Marin Director: Robert Rodriguez Screenwriter: Robert Rodriguez Music Score: Danny Elfman, John Debney WorkNameSort: Spy Kids Our Rating: 3.50 Robert Rodriguez, the talented creator of zippy, gory shoot-em-ups...

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Hairball

Movie: Tomcats

Posted on Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 4:00 AM

*
Tomcats Length: 1 hour, 32 minutes Studio: Columbia Pictures Website: http://www.mediatrip.com/tomcats/ Release Date: 2001-03-30 Cast: Jerry O'Connell, Shannon Elizabeth, Jake Busey, Bill Maher Director: Greg Poirier Screenwriter: Greg Poirier Music Score: Dan Wallin WorkNameSort: Tomcats Our Rating: 1.00 I've been struggling for minutes -- OK, maybe seconds -- now to...

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Comedy doesn't milk its strong points

Movie: Someone Like You

Posted on Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 4:00 AM

**1/2
Our Rating: 2.50 Perky, bright TV producer Jane Goodale has a theory: Men want what they don't have. She arrived at the theory after her romance with commitment-phobic co-worker Ray hit the skids. She proceeds to explain the notion in a magazine article based on research into the behavior of...

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You only live nice

Movie: Spy Kids

Posted on Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 4:00 AM

***1/2
Our Rating: 3.50 Robert Rodriguez, the talented creator of zippy, gory shoot-em-ups both offbeat ("El Mariachi") and broadly commercial ("Desperado"), may have topped himself with a surprising detour, a made-for-summer entertainment released in the spring. A sort of James Bond adventure for the sweetened-cereal set, "Spy Kids," is a pleasantly...

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Thursday, March 29, 2001

Review - Everything's Fine

Artist: Willard Grant Conspiracy

Posted on Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 4:00 AM

On "Everything's Fine," it's third CD, the Willard Grant Conspiracy numbers 13 members, with plenty of string instruments listed next to those names. Doubtless not everyone's on every cut, but this abundance transforms the simple, three-chord waltz of opener "Notes From the Waiting Room" into a pretty jewel that's rich...

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Review - Odyssey Number Five

Artist: Powderfinger

Posted on Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 4:00 AM

Australian chart-toppers Powderfinger come ashore with "Odyssey Number Five," an engaging pop-rocker with a heavy emphasis on the rock. There's a bit of Brit-pop swirling around these sing-songy choruses and rollicking riffs, which are catchy without relying on overt Beatlesesque puffery or grandiose stadium sentiment (like the brothers Gallagher). Disc...

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Review - We Are All Beautiful People

Artist: For Stars

Posted on Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 4:00 AM

Floating somewhere between Pink Floyd and The Flaming Lips, San Francisco's For Stars has been straddling self-flagellation and cinematic overstatement for three albums now. On "We Are All Beautiful People," their third, frontman Carlos Forster eschews the distant space-pop horizons of last year's "Windows for Stars" in favor of a...

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Review - Spiritual Machines

Artist: Our Lady Peace

Posted on Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 4:00 AM

One could consider Our Lady Peace the modern-rock version of AC/DC -- every song sounds a lot like the one before it. Add a concept record to the Canadian band's equation, and you come up with "Spiritual Machines," an easy album to swallow. If you liked the group's last outing,...

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