Charlize Theron

The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers

April 4, 2005 // 0 Comments

Like most I have been a big fan of Peter Seller’s work. His charming mumbling, bumbling and fumbling character portrayals always cracked me up whether he played Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther series, Hrundi Bakshi in "The Party, " Dr. [...]

The Italian Job

October 8, 2003 // 0 Comments

A remake of the 1969 film of the same name, ’The Italian Job’ turns out to be much more than a simple reshoot. While using generally the same premise – a gold heist – the film throws in a number of wicked twists and story elements that were not [...]

The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion

February 20, 2002 // 0 Comments

For some reason Dreamworks Home Entertainment completely underplayed their 2001 comedy ’The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion.’ Almost unadvertised the film was entirely overlooked at the box office and even for its home video debut, Dreamworks would not put [...]

The Yards

April 27, 2001 // 0 Comments

Featuring an impressive cast that consists of some of the hottest new stars in Hollywood – including the ever-present Charlize Theron, of course – alongside movie veterans such as Faye Dunaway and James Caan, ’The Yards’ is a promising [...]

Men Of Honor

April 17, 2001 // 0 Comments

It’s becoming clearer to me that constructing a successful theatrical trailer is a real art — and a dying one at that. Too often these two minute snapshots either reveal every last plot point in a movie or focus so much on the stars that the story [...]

The Cider House Rules

August 28, 2000 // 0 Comments

Every year, dozens of movies are released which are based on novels. Most of these are overlooked, either due to the relatively obscurity of the source material or because the film diverged so much from the book. Those films, which are recognized, are [...]

Reindeer Games

July 31, 2000 // 0 Comments

When veteran director John Frankenheimer takes a seat in the director’s chair of any movie, expectations are traditionally high. After all, Frankenheimer has created some of the most memorable action thrillers of the past 40 years, and the filmmaker [...]

The Astronaut’s Wife

February 17, 2000 // 0 Comments

I like movies that come from the "What if?" or the "Wouldn’t it be cool if?" school of filmmaking. These are movies that start with a very basic central premise that is usually built around one idea or even one scene. For example, [...]
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