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Tuesday, 20 November 2001 |  Written by Tara O'Shea  | 
Despite the (almost) unforgivable geek faux pas of referring to Japanese anime as "Japanimation," the Wachowski Brothers are the ultimate geeks. They are geeks who are so cool, they make being a geek cool. "Matrix Revisited" illustrates in remarkable detail how the brothers from Chicago took their comic book roots, Hong Kong action movie adoration, and anime sensibilities, and didn't budge an inch when it came to bringing their incredibly smart film to the screen by using those very resources. From the world of comics, they brought in acclaimed illustrator Geof Darrow (Hardboiled) as a Conceptual Designer, and their Ecto-Kid collaborator Steve Skroce as Storyboard Artist. They insisted that, like their Hong Kong counterparts, the actors perform their own fights and undergo a rigorous four month training regimen with Master Yuen Wo Ping and his stunt team. The "impossible" shots they ...
Tuesday, 24 April 2001 |  Written by Richard Elen  | 
title: Point Of View (an Interactive movie) 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: Aftermath Media/DVD International MPAA rating: N/A starring: Stefanie Von Pfetten, Chris Bradford, Christopher Shyer, Paul Jarrett release year: 2000 film rating: Four Stars reviewed by: Richard Elen Have you ever been watching a movie and wondered what would happen if you could change how the characters behaved? Have you ever wished you could? If so, "Point Of View" will be a must-see for you. In "Point Of View," your own attitudes and emotions determine the development of the storyline in this tense psychological thriller. This is the second fully-interactive movie designed exclusively for DVD by writer/director David Wheeler and designer/producer Rob Landeros, aka Aftermath Media (if those names sound familiar, you may remember them from hit computer games like "Seventh Guest" and "11th Hour"). The first was 1998’s award-winning "Tender Loving Care," starring John Hurt; "Point Of View" is their latest effort, following a move to Vancouver and teaming up with Digital Circus Entertainment. The ...
Tuesday, 26 September 2000 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: Molokai: The Story of 'Father Damien' 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: A-Pix Entertainment MPAA rating: PG starring: David Wenham, Leo McKern, Sam Neill, Kris Kristofferson, Alice Krige, Peter O’Toole release year: 2000 film rating: Three Stars reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein ‘Molokai: The Story of “Father Damien” ’ is a fact-based drama that is intriguing, partly because of the manner in which it is handled by director Paul Cox and screenwriter John Briley, and partly because of the extraordinary beauty of its Hawaiian locations.
Tuesday, 18 January 2000 |  Written by Bill Warren  | 
title: Trinity And Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie 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: Goldhil DVD MPAA rating: Unrated narrated by: William Shatner release year: 1995 film rating: Four stars reviewed by: Bill Warren Peter Kuran is a special effects technician, one of the best in the business, but he's also long been fascinated by nuclear bombs. This documentary on the history of America's nuclear tests, brilliantly pieced together out of many sources, is a demonstration of that fascination. Unfortunately, he takes no direct stand on the validity or morality of nuclear testing, though the frequent citing of figures does add its own kind of wry commentary. Did the U.S. really need to do 1,054 nuclear weapons tests?
Tuesday, 30 November 1999 |  Written by Bill Warren  | 
title: The Last Days 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: USA Home Entertainment MPAA rating: PG-13 starring: Irene Zisblatt, Reneé Firestone, Alice Lok Cahana, Bill Basch, Tom Lantos. Also Dr. Randolph Braham, Dr. Hans MÜnch, others. release year: 1998 film rating: Four and a half stars reviewed by: Bill Warren When Steven Spielberg, executive producer of this film, made SCHINDLER'S LIST, he was plunged into the history of the Nazi extermination camps, and the Holocaust. He established the Shoah Foundation, set up to collect on video interviews with as many survivors of the camps as possible. This work continues, and thousands of interviews have been conducted. This remarkable documentary, which won the Oscar for best documentary feature of its year, is the first public result of this work.
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