Articles by Mike Long

The Hunchback Of Notre Dame II

May 24, 2002 // 0 Comments

Over the years, Disney’s direct-to-video animated sequels have ranged from good (’Pocahontas II’) to awful (’Return of Jafar’). ’The Hunchback of Notre Dame II’ falls somewhere in-between. The story picks up a few years after the conclusion [...]

Sex And The City: The Complete Third Season

May 21, 2002 // 0 Comments

HBO Home Video continues their pledge to DVD collections with the release of ’Sex and the City: The Complete Third Season’. This 3-disc set features all 18 episodes from the third year of this critically acclaimed and award-winning comedy series. [...]

The Others

May 15, 2002 // 0 Comments

During the summer of 2001, when the typical "gee whiz" action films and gross-out comedies were invading theaters, a little horror film entitled "The Others" snuck into the multiplexes. Featuring a pre-Oscar buzz Nicole Kidman and a [...]

Agnes Of God

May 14, 2002 // 0 Comments

When a dead infant is discovered in a convent, psychiatrist Dr. Martha Livingston is called in to evaluate a young nun named Agnes (Meg Tilly) to see if she is fit to stand trial. But, this task turns into an obsessive investigation for Martha, as she [...]

And Now The Screaming Starts

May 8, 2002 // 0 Comments

’And Now the Screaming Starts’ comes from Amicus, and represents one of their attempts to recreate the gothic magic that had been so successful at Hammer Studios. And while the film is lousy with gothic atmosphere, its meandering story will alienate [...]

Rose Red

May 2, 2002 // 0 Comments

The great thing about television mini-series is that it gives the creators ample time to tell the story. The bad thing about television mini-series is that it gives the creators ample time to tell the story. Some times, too much is way too much. The title [...]

Strictly Ballroom

April 24, 2002 // 0 Comments

Fans of Baz Luhrman’s film ’Strictly Ballroom’ must have been shocked when they saw his dark take on ’Romeo & Juliet’. At the same time, those who are only familiar with ’Romeo & Juliet’ and ’Moulin Rouge’ will be surprised by [...]

The Kids In The Hall: Same Guys, New Dresses

April 19, 2002 // 0 Comments

’Same Guys, New Dresses’ is a documentary chronicling the 2000 North American Tour by Canadian comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall. It is not a presentation of the group’s live show, but a mixture of performance segments and back-stage footage. The [...]

Thunderbirds: Set 6

April 18, 2002 // 0 Comments

A&E Home Video has pulled out the stops with this final ’Thunderbirds’ set, as it includes the final three episodes of the show and a host of special features – albeit, one can’t help but wonder why some of these features weren’t included [...]

The Temp

April 17, 2002 // 0 Comments

Is it possible for a good cast to ruin a movie? That improbable sounding situation appears to take place in the newly released ’The Temp’ from Paramount Home Video, where a stellar group of actors muddle what could have been a great ’bad’ movie. [...]
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