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Tuesday, 02 March 1999 |  Written by Bill Warren  | 
title: Soldier function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); <br> studio: Warner Home Video MPAA rating: R starring: Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Gary Busey, Connie Nielsen, Jason Isaacs release year: 1998 film rating: Three Stars reviewed by: Bill Warren If ‘Soldier’ doesn’t quite live up to the potential of its premise, it’s a lot better than its clunky theatrical trailer might suggest. Screenwriter David Webb Peoples (‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Unforgiven’) has come up with an interesting science-fiction/action framework that’s given a lively, technically adept workout by director Paul Anderson (of ‘Event Horizon,’ not to be confused with Paul Thomas Anderson of ‘Boogie Nights’). Even if the automatic weapons and explosions take over from the plot entirely for long stretches, this movie is engaging
Tuesday, 16 February 1999 |  Written by Bill Warren  | 
title: Snake Eyes function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); <br> studio: Paramount Studio MPAA rating: R starring: Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, John Heard, Carla Gugino, Stan Shaw release year: 1998 film rating: Three and One-Half Stars reviewed by: Bill Warren Strictly from a sound standpoint, ‘Snake Eyes’ is one of the more intriguing films to come along in years. Most good directors, particularly those with big-studio budgets, avail themselves of innovations in recording technology, but Brian De Palma is one of the few who consistently uses the nuances of the track as a key part of the plot. A major setpiece includes deliberate sound distortion, so that later both the hero and the audience must decipher what was actually heard and what has been masked by the roar of the crowd.
Tuesday, 12 January 1999 |  Written by Jerry Del Colliano  | 
title: Dante's Peak function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); studio: Universal Home Video MPAA rating: PG-13 starring: Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Charles Hallahan release year: 1997 film rating: Three stars sound/picture: Three stars reviewed by: Jerry Del Colliano There’s an argument to be made that, in a mountainous region where live volcanoes are a possibility, a town that calls itself Dante’s Peak is just tempting fate. This aside, the movie ‘Dante’s Peak’ delivers some potent jolts and thrills, effectively blasting into high gear and staying there throughout the virtually nonstop action from Chapter 22 onward.
Tuesday, 22 December 1998 |  Written by Mel Odom  | 
title: Blade function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); studio: New Line Home Entertainment MPAA rating: R starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N’Bushe Wright, Donal Logue release year: 1998 film rating: Five Stars sound/picture: Five Stars reviewed by: Mel Odom "Blade" stands as an explosive fist-in-the-viewer’s-face. An exotic blend of action, horror, and superhero mythology, the story seizes the audience by the throat and doesn’t let go until the final hand is dealt, until the final card is turned over — and it’s winner take all. Chapter 1 opens up in an emergency room. Orderlies wheel a bloodied patient through double doors into the trauma unit. Frenzied conversations by the doctors and nurses are muted as though they’re taking place under water. This effect reminds anyone who has been through any kind of serious trauma of the disassociation that occurs while the body and mind try to come to grips with what has happened. The basso undercurrent walloping through the subwoofer is as regular as a metronome, a heartbeat ...
Tuesday, 15 December 1998 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: Lethal Weapon 4 function popUp(URL,NAME) { amznwin=window.open(URL,NAME,'location=yes,scrollbars=yes,status=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,width=380,height=450,screenX=10,screenY=10,top=10,left=10'); amznwin.focus();} document.open(); document.write(""); document.close(); <br> studio: Warner Home Video MPAA rating: R starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock, Jet Li release year: 1998 reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein For a movie that sells itself on its old-home-week appeal--the ad line was 'The Gang's All Here'--'Lethal Weapon 4' proves to be a quite lively entertainment on its own terms. By now, audiences ought to know what to expect of a 'Lethal Weapon' film: spectacular explosions, car chases, lots of jokes, male bonding between Mel Gibson's reckless widowed LAPD cop Martin Riggs and Danny Glover's cautious family-man LAPD cop Roger Murtaugh and yet more explosions. Installment # 4 delivers on all fronts.
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