John Goodman

The Jungle Book 2

May 26, 2003 // 0 Comments

Following in the footsteps of the original 1967 Walt Disney movie "The Jungle Book" is certainly no easy task, and yet, the studio tries. "The Jungle Book 2" is not a mere direct-to-video film, though. It is a feature film that ran in [...]


June 21, 2002 // 0 Comments

A Todd Solondz film is not a happy film. Sure, one of his previous efforts was entitled "Happiness" but anyone who’s seen the movie can attest to the fact that happy it isn’t. No, a Todd Solondz film is typically a decidedly uncomfortable [...]

The Emperor’s New Groove

May 15, 2001 // 0 Comments

While the quality of the Disney animated films which have appeared over the past 15 years may vary greatly from movie to movie, you typically know what to expect when you sit down to view one of these films. (Here, I’m speaking of Disney’s traditional [...]

Mother Night

August 21, 2000 // 0 Comments

"Mother Night, " Kurt Vonnegut’s 1961 parable about guilt, redemption and identity could not have found better mentors for its transition to film than director Keith Gordon and screenwriter/producer Robert Wiede. Translating Vonnegut’s [...]

What Planet Are You From?

July 21, 2000 // 0 Comments

The movie ’What Planet Are You From?’ has an interesting concept. Garry Shandling plays an alien from a planet which is ’way the hell out there’ in space and is inhabited solely by men. Shandling is sent to Earth, where his mission is to allow a [...]

Bringing Out The Dead

May 18, 2000 // 0 Comments

In our fevered ’been there, done that’ culture, people sometimes disregard the fact that great artists often revisit themes over the course of their creative lives. How many times did Hitchcock explore the idea of someone falsely accused? The works of [...]

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 [...]
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