DVD reviews
This Month's Featured Equipment Reviews
DH Labs Mirage USB Cable Review
SOtM sHP-100 Headphone Amplifier & DSD DAC Review
Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier & CD5005 CD Player Review
Musical Fidelity M6si Integrated Amplifier Review
Denon AVR-X3100W Home Theater Receiver Review
Latest AV News
Most Popular DVD Reviews
Past DVD Hardware / Software News
 
Romantic Comedy

Ordering   Advanced search

Tuesday, 18 April 2000 |  Written by Bill Warren  | 
title: The Bachelor 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 Video starring: Chris O'Donnell, Renée Zellweger, Hal Holbrook, James Cromwell, Artie Lang, Edward Asner, Peter Ustinov, Brooke Shields release year: 1999 film rating: Two stars sound/picture: Three stars reviewed by: Bill Warren Back in 1925, the sublime Buster Keaton released SEVEN CHANCES, one of his funniest movies. It climaxes with him being chased by hundreds of would-be brides, and finally an avalanche of boulders. The humor stems not just from this slapstick extravaganza, but from Keaton's poker-faced hero being confronted by ever-escalating crises that begin early and peak with him trying to outrun the rocks. SEVEN CHANCES is a classic silent comedy. THE BACHELOR is a half-assed remake with Chris O'Donnell in the Keaton role; where the Keaton movie was light and graceful, the remake is ponderous and obvious. Ideas that were standard for 1925 haven't been brought up to date, but clumsily replicated, such as the idea that men view marriage as a trap that ...
Tuesday, 15 February 2000 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: The Story Of Us 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/MCA Home Video MPAA rating: PG-13 starring: Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rob Reiner, Rita Wilson, Tim Matheson release year: 1999 film rating: Three stars reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein ‘The Story of Us’ comes conditionally recommended overall, and particularly as a DVD. if yuppie romantic comedy/drama is not something you tolerate well, you may not want to read any further, let alone watch the film. Yes, the DVD comes with a DTS option, but even at its most intricate, ‘Story’ is not real reference-disk material. If, however, you are not opposed to the genre or actively enjoy this sort of fare, ‘Story’ emerges as a decent of dialogue-dependent representative of its kind.
Tuesday, 25 January 2000 |  Written by Bill Warren  | 
title: Minnie And Moskowitz 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: Anchor Bay Entertainment MPAA rating: PG starring: Gena Rowlands, Seymour Cassel, Val Avery, Katherine Cassavetes, Lady Rowlands, John Cassavetes, Timothy Carey, Elsie Ames. release year: 1971 film rating: Four and a half stars reviewed by: Bill Warren There seemed, at times, to be two John Cassavetes: the darkly handsome actor who specialized in playing bad good guys (as in ROSEMARY'S BABY) or good bad guys (as in THE DIRTY DOZEN). He appeared in major films, rarely as a lead, but always as a strong presence, even if he performances tended to resemble each other.
Tuesday, 25 January 2000 |  Written by Bill Warren  | 
title: Runaway Bride 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 Home Video MPAA rating: PG starring: Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Joan Cusack, Christopher Meloni, Paul Dooley, Hector Elizondo, Rita Wilson, Laurie Metcalf release year: 1999 film rating: Four stars reviewed by: Bill Warren "Runaway Bride" reunites the stars, Julia Roberts & Richard Gere, and director, Garry Marshall, of the hit romantic comedy "Pretty Woman," and while this isn't up to that level, it's a warm, funny and touching movie in its own right. It got some cranky reviews, partly from people who preferred Roberts' other romantic comedy of 1999, "Notting Hill." But here, the storyline not only hearkens back to the screwball comedies of the 1930s, it almost seems like a remake of a hitherto-unknown Katharine Hepburn/Cary Grant or Katharine Hepburn/Spencer Tracy comedy.
Tuesday, 18 January 2000 |  Written by Abbie Bernstein  | 
title: Forget Paris 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: Warner Home Video starring: Billy Crystal, Debra Winger, Joe Mantegna, Julie Kavner, Richard Masur release year: 1995 film rating: Three Stars sound/picture: Three Stars reviewed by: Abbie Bernstein Even for people (like this reviewer) who as a general rule don’t particularly want to see Billy Crystal as the lead in a romantic comedy, ‘Forget Paris’ is a movie that sneaks its way into our affections by playing against genre conventions and offering recognizable human behaviors and dilemmas. The script by Crystal & Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel is full of witty one-liners, as befites their individual and joint writing pedigrees, but what distinguishes this love story from its peers is the buoyant balance director Crystal and his cast find between playfulness and poignancy. The stumbling blocks to happiness here are not unlikely misunderstandings but all too common conflicts that are understood only too well.
Results 21 - 25 of 35 << Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next > End >>

 
  home theater news  |  equipment reviews 
  blu-ray reviews  |  dvd  |  theatrical reviews  
  music download reviews  |  music disc reviews
  contact  |  about-us  |  careers   |  brands 
  Subscribe to Us   |   RSS   |  AVRev Forums
  front page  |  virtual tours  |  dealer locator
  how to features  |   lifestyle & design articles
  Want Your Home Theater Featured on MHT?
   CE Partners: HDD  |  HDF  |  VGT  |  SD  |  DVD
   
  Advertise with Us | Specs | Disclaimer
  Sponsors | privacy policy | terms of use
  909 N. Sepulveda Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245
  Ads: 310.280.4476 | Contact Us
  Content: 310.280.4575 | Mike Flacy