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In Praise of Guilty Pleasures: "The Glass House," "Hardball," and "Two Can Play That Game" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 18 September 2001 18:00

Leelee Sobieski in The Glass HouseTHE GLASS HOUSE

The domestic thriller The Glass House is obvious and over-the-top from the word go, and that’s what I liked about it. It takes true chutzpah to pull off a movie with visuals this baroque and plotting this convoluted; it might be the most trashily enjoyable work of its kind since 1997’s The Devil’s Advocate. Like that Al Pacino craptacular, The Glass House has no higher agenda than showing audiences, in horror-flick form, the luridness behind ultra-rich “perfection,” and it’s so up-front about its limited ambitions, and so earnestly performed by its top-tier cast, that you can easily lean back and enjoy it for the stylish dreck it is. Is it a good movie? Nah. An entertaining one? Hell, yes.

 
Hollywood Marketing Triumphs with Two Bad Movies: "Rock Star" and "The Musketeer" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 11 September 2001 18:00

Jennifer Aniston and Mark Wahlberg in Rock StarROCK STAR and THE MUSKETEER

If you were to guess based solely on their previews, you’d probably imagine Stephen Herek’s Rock Star to be a kitschy, affectionate look at heavy metal in the ‘80s – like This Is Spinal Tap played straight – and Peter Hyams’ The Musketeer to be a brisk reinterpretation of the Alexandre Dumas classic with a martial-arts bent – Crouching Tiger, Hidden D’Artagnan.

 
"O" Why Did They Bother?: Also, "Jeepers Creepers" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 04 September 2001 18:00

Mekhi Phifer in OO

We’ve had so many reinterpretations of Shakespeare’s classics in recent years, and so many that have been surprisingly fine (I’m thinking of 10 Things I Hate About You, the Ethan Hawke Hamlet, and the genre’s standard-bearer, Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet), that you’re inclined to give O, which sets Othello in the world of high-school basketball, the benefit of the doubt.

 
Smith Strikes it Rich with "Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back": Also, "The Curse of the Jade Scorpion" and "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 28 August 2001 18:00

Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith in Jay & Silent Bob Strike BackJAY & SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK

Kevin Smith’s Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, the fifth and reportedly final installment in his View Askewniverse series, is less a movie than a live-action thank-you note to his fans.

 
"The Others" Adds Complexity to Summer: "American Pie 2," "Rat Race," and "Osmosis Jones" PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mike Schulz   
Tuesday, 21 August 2001 18:00

Nicole Kidman in The OthersTHE OTHERS

Alejandro Amenabar’s ghostly The Others feels like the film version of some beautifully chilling short story by Lovecraft or Shirley Jackson, where “Boo!”-style thrills take a back seat to dread and psychological complexity; it’s a savvy, entertaining piece.

 
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