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Cusack and Thornton take control in Pushing Tin

Pushing Tin (20th Century Fox) will come as a wonderful surprise for those who think Hollywood is running out of ideas. Hollywood producers have yet to be tackle many subjects, and the hectic life of an air traffic controller is one of them. Nick Falzone (John Cusack, The Thin Red Line) works in an air […]

Romantic teen comedies return to the movie screen

With the success of teen slasher movies such as Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, it seemed Hollywood had turned away from romantic teen comedies. But She’s All That (Miramax), a sweet and funny high school love story, revisits the neglected genre of Cinderella story lines. She’s All That could be described […]

With improved cast, I Still Know sequel surpasses expectations

Sequels usually don’t measure up to the movies they follow, but I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (Columbia Pictures) comes close to surpassing the original. The original film focuses on the ordeal of four friends who recently graduated from high school. They are celebrating the Fourth of July when their car hits a […]

Holy Man takes viewers on spirited journey

The movie industry seems to revel in scrutinizing the television industry with films like The Truman Show. Holy Man (Buena Vista) follows this line by satirizing home shopping networks. As a top executive at the Good Buy Shopping Network, Ricky Hayman (Jeff Goldblum, Lost World: The Jurassic Park) leads a lavish life. He owns an […]

Chan and Tucker can’t save plotless Rush Hour

Rush Hour (New Line Cinema) follows a predictable storyline, but manages to entertain audiences because of the efforts of two actors. The movie is the latest version of the commonplace Hollywood script in which two radically different cops unite to fight the bad guys. James Carter (Chris Tucker, Money Talks) is a Los Angeles police […]