Gene Hackman

Heartbreakers

September 26, 2001 // 0 Comments

In the vein of ’Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, ’ is a hilarious comedy about a duo of con artists making a living by marrying and then disposing of wealthy members of society. Max (Sigourney Weaver) and her daughter Page (Jennifer Love Hewitt) have the [...]

Superman: The Movie

May 10, 2001 // 0 Comments

Wednesday, December 20, 1978. I had just gotten over a bout with walking pneumonia. One benefit was it kept me out of the 10th grade for four days. The down side was that it prevented me from seeing "Superman: The Movie" during its opening [...]

Superman II

May 10, 2001 // 0 Comments

1981’s ’Superman II, ’ continuing the adventures begun in Richard Donner’s 1978 epic, makes its DVD debut with considerably less fanfare than its newly restored predecessor. While Warner Home Video clearly directed its efforts in repairing the [...]

Mississippi Burning

May 9, 2001 // 0 Comments

After Image Entertainment’s release of Alan Parker’s ’Mississippi Burning’ in 1998, MGM Home Entertainment has just re-released the film on DVD. Anyone who had hoped for a ’bigger’ treatment of the film will still be sorely disappointed [...]

The Conversation

December 19, 2000 // 0 Comments

Some twenty-odd years ago the thought of having one’s conversation surreptitiously recorded by dark agencies had an exciting air of Cold War paranoia about it, but it wasn’t a situation that most people really had to worry about. Fast forward to the [...]

The Replacements

December 4, 2000 // 0 Comments

The Replacements was one of the best bands to emerge from the independent music scene in the 1980s and their legacy lives on in the grunge music of today. Frontman Paul Westerberg and company… wait a minute, Guido’s saying something to me. What? [...]

The Firm

June 9, 2000 // 0 Comments

The first time I watched "The Firm" years ago, I was mesmerized by its almost hypnotic feel that weaves its way through the films latter third. A real-life thriller adapted from the novel by John Grisham, the film is not only one of those films [...]

No Way Out

May 9, 2000 // 0 Comments

’No Way Out’ is an engaging politic thriller that features a great cast with Kevn Costner and Gene Hackman in the leads. It nicely portrays the power play in Washington’s political circles, where a young commander becomes the target of a witch hunt [...]

Enemy Of The State

July 1, 1999 // 0 Comments

If there’s one thing you can rely on from Hollywood, it’s consistency. Once a formula that works is found, it’s rarely tinkered with. However, with "Enemy Of The State", it seems that both star Will Smith and director Tony Scott want to [...]

Bonnie & Clyde

June 6, 1999 // 0 Comments

With the recent incidents in Colorado, the nation has once again focused on violence in film. Over the years, the debate over ultra-violent movies has gone on, with the quarrel coming to a head every few years. However, many of us don’t focus on the [...]
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