The Frighteners

August 15, 1998 // 0 Comments

Ever since the release of "Brain Dead" in 1992, known as "Dead Alive" here in the US, Peter Jackson has become synonymous with off-beat macabre humor in the nineties. Universal Home Video has now released Jackson’s latest film, [...]

Wag The Dog

August 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

"Wag The Dog", a hysterical political satire, no matter how strangely fictional it may seem, has been outdone by the real events surrounding the American presidency these days. If nothing else, it demonstrates writer Larry Beinhart’s keen [...]

Blues Brothers 2000

July 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

I have heard many people speak disparagingly about "Blues Brothers 2000", claiming that it’s impossible to re-create a cult, impossible to replace an outstanding comedian like John Belushi. I heard many disappointed comments regarding this [...]


July 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

Family movies are still quite rare on DVD at the time of this writing, although the potential catalog consists of a wide variety of titles. Disney, the premier authority when it comes to family movies, is naturally on the forefront to supply family [...]

Fierce Creatures

May 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

Nine years after making the vastly successful and highly acclaimed "A Fish Called Wanda", the cast has rejoined on John Cleese’s call to create yet another memorable, piercingly satirical comedy called "Fierce Creatures". John Cleese [...]

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

April 20, 1998 // 0 Comments

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is a gem of a comedy movie, far one of the most hilarious comedies I have seen in my entire life. We all know that Steve Martin and Michael Caine have a funny moment or two, but teamed up together with director Frank Oz [...]


April 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

Mr. Bean might not be a common household name in the US, but in his homeland England, Mr. Bean is a phenomenon with unparalleled success. After his highly successful "Black Adder" series, comedian Rowan Atkinson created Mr. Bean, an odd, crazy [...]

Liar Liar

February 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

Since his stellar performance in "The Mask", Canadian comedian Jim Carrey established himself in the Hollywood ranks as one of Hollywood’s best comics. His recent Golden Globe Award for his performance in "Liar Liar" convincingly [...]

The Chaplin Mutuals

February 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

"The Chaplin Mutuals" is a set of three discs from Image Entertainment, containing some of the master’s most memorable films. It is a beautiful, completely new remastered release that is far superior to any other incarnation of these classic [...]

The Mask

January 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

In 1994, when "The Mask" saw its original theatrical release, it was an instant success, catapulting its star Jim Carrey to Hollywood’s major league overnight. The movie impressed the public and critics alike, partially because of its [...]
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