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Tuesday, 11 December 2001 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: Jurassic Park III 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 Studios Home Video MPAA rating: PG-13 starring: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Tea Leoni, Alessandro Nivola release year: 2001 film rating: Three Stars reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein "Jurassic Park III" is one of those movies that makes you really appreciate the DVD format. This is not simply because of the sound, although the DTS track certainly asserts itself vividly when the dinosaurs roar. This third tale of dinosaurs menacing island visitors breaks down so completely into cool, rewatchable sequences (these would be the ones with the dinosaurs) and material that’s not very interesting the first time and downright dull thereafter (this would be the rest of the movie) that the "Scene Selection" feature is a true blessing.
Tuesday, 09 October 2001 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: Desperado (Superbit Collection) 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: Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment MPAA rating: R starring: Antonio Banderas, Joaquim de Almeida, Salma Hayek, Steve Buscemi, Cheech Marin, Quentin Tarantino release year: 1995 film rating: Four Stars sound/picture: Four Stars reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein Some movies become so entrenched in your frame of reference that it’s almost a shock to realize that they haven’t been around all that long. "Desperado" was released 1995 (the copyright on the packaging says 1997; but it’s unclear where some elements have been changed from the theatrical original or whether this is simply an error), but I feel as though I’ve been using it as my over-the-top action gold standard a lot longer. Director/writer/editor Robert Rodriguez, in his second theatrical feature film, has crafted something so insanely energetic and inventive that most other entries in this genre – even the big-budget ones, let alone movies in "Desperado’s" relatively low-budget range – can stand up to the comparison.
Tuesday, 02 October 2001 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: The Mummy Returns (Collector’s Edition) 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: Universal Home Video MPAA rating: PG-13 starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Oded Fehr release year: 2001 film rating: Three-and-a-Half Stars reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein Even bigger, louder, more effects and action-laden than its 1999 predecessor, "The Mummy Returns" is amazingly good fun. This is an instance of a sequel that improves on the original. In fact, even more than "The Mummy," "The Mummy Returns" feels like a worthy successor to the big, adrenaline-pumping yet tongue-in-cheek adventure banner held high by "Raiders of the Lost Ark."
Tuesday, 25 September 2001 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: The Mask Of Zorro 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: Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment MPAA rating: PG-13 starring: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stuart Wilson release year: 1998 film rating: Three-and-a-Half Stars reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein Three years ago, big-screen movie heroes in general were doing well – they always do – but legendary do-gooders were suffering. Is there anyone, anywhere, for whom Kevin Costner was the ideal (or even a remotely possible) Robin Hood? Was Charlie Sheen really anybody’s idea of a French Musketeer?
Tuesday, 18 September 2001 |  Written by Bill Warren  | 
title: Spy Kids 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: Dimension Home Video MPAA rating: PG starring: Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alan Cumming, Tony Shalhoub, Robert Patrick, Teri Hatcher, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo, George Clooney release year: 2001 film rating: Three-and-a-half stars reviewed by: Bill Warren As the title basically states, "Spy Kids" is aimed at children, but it's also very entertaining for adults. Which makes it something of a pity that Dimension Home Video's DVD release has virtually no extras. A commentary track, a making-of documentary, some words by writer-producer-director Robert Rodriguez would have been very welcome; kids wouldn't have cared, and adults would have gotten more out of the disc, which is otherwise up to today's standards.
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