This, That, Your Momma's Fat: Pseudo Movie Reviews

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Thu, Jun 8th, 2000 05:00 by Jeff Wright ARTICLE

Whuddup G's? Gonna try and be quick this issue. Don't feel like writing.

Go see Titus!!!!!!!!! Read the listings for repertory cinemas around you, and go see it. It's one of the funniest movies, that I've seen in a long time. It's a comedy about evil, and I don't think there are enough around. I don't really know what to compare this to, since it's so original. I guess all I can say is that it's Shakespeare done properly. It's not stuffy in the least, and understands the base emotions and violence that are contained in Big Willie's plays.

The film stars Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Harry Lennix (I really hope to see him in a lot more movies from now on. The guy's brilliant), and Alan Cumming. Everyone in the film delivers a great performance. I'd place this right behind Fight Club, Magnolia, and The Talented Mr. Ripley in the scheme of my favourite films of last year. It's a flat out great film. I've never seen a two hour, forty minute movie that goes buy this quickly.

Next on the menu is Mission Impossible 2. What can I say? It's got John Woo action in it. That's about all I can say about it. I'm sure everyone's heard that the first half and a bit is less then enthralling. That's true, but it's entertaining enough, and the last 45 minutes or so makes up for it. It's crammed with fantastic action that kicks all kinds of ass. It's real John Woo. Be sure of that. Don't worry about having your intelligence insulted during the film, by its unnecessary flashbacks. Just turn your brain off, and be happy that there's a new John Woo movie out.

I'll recommend one last flic, then that's it for me (Don't get excited. I'll be back next issue. Sorry).

Have I recommended Boogie Nights before? If I have, or if I haven't, it really doesn't matter. Boogie Nights is one of my favourite films, and one of the movies I can watch anytime. It doesn't matter if I watched it the day before; I can watch it over again and not be bored for a second. If you haven't seen Boogie Nights, or haven't seen it in a while, go rent or buy it. And as always if you can, please get a widescreen copy. As added incentive, all widescreen versions of the film (save the movie only Dolby Digital and DTS Laserdiscs) have deleted scenes on them. So go get the widescreen VHS tape, DVD, or Criterion Collection LD. In related news, there's a new Special Edition DVD coming out round August or September. Woohoo!!! I've bought the movie three times already in different formats, but I'll buy it again. I love Boogie Nights, and so should the rest of the world.

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