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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Swordfish (2001)

What is most distressing about 'Swordfish' is John Travolta. More and more, Travolta is becoming a caricature of himself as action anti/hero.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Supernova (2000)

“Congratulations, Benjamin,” sighs Supernova‘s shipboard computer. “Your strategy was both subtle and forceful. You can play with me whenever you want.” This sure is

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Stuart Little (1999)

First, a confession: I didn’t go see Stuart Little because I was asked to write a review of it. I’m not a parent,

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Save the Last Dance (2001)

From the start, Save the Last Dance looks like just another teen romance film. It has all the familiar ingredients—the pretty couple, a high

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Shanghai Noon (2000)

Given the ongoing fascination with the mythology of the American Cowboy, it is no surprise that Jackie Chan has made a Western, only that he

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Shaft (2000)

It’s Isaac Hayes’s music, of course, that resonates. Whatever else you say about that “complicated man” named John Shaft, that whaa-whaa-whaa theme song

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Songcatcher (2001)

PULL.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Saving Grace (2000)

Admittedly, my initial response to Nigel Cole’s Saving Grace was that it is not particularly intellectual. Rather, it is decidedly… cute. Filmmakers, actors, and

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Sleepy Hollow (1999)

When the Burgomaster (played by still great Horror film legend Christopher Lee) sends Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) to Sleepy Hollow, you may suspect that Ichabod is being sent to the land of Hammer Horror, or perhaps the woods of Horror Movies Past.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Summer Catch (2001)

As I was watching the aseptically insipid 'Summer Catch', I confess, my mind wandered. And I got to thinking, has Freddie Prinze, Jr. ever made an unarguably good movie?"

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Story of Us (1999)

Here's a terrifying thought: each of the major turning points in your life is reducible to the hairstyle you're wearing at the time. Your graduation, your first job, your marriage, your dead goldfish, your vacation in Italy: all of it is mucked up when filtered through those misty-water-colored memory glasses. If it sounds awful in theory, it's even worse to see it acted out, on a wide screen with lots of close-ups of teary, badly-coifed movie stars backed by a treacly Eric Clapton guitar score.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Spy Kids (2001)

'Spy Kids' is all fun, sometimes obnoxious, and incessantly cheerful -- having your parents kidnapped is a minor inconvenience, leading to the chance to ride in a submarine that looks like a blowfish. How neat is that!"

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Shadow Magic (2001)

To this end, Raymond brings/represents advances not only in technology, but also in romance. He and Liu start making money and inadvertently siphoning off Lord Tan's audience, but this is potential disaster Liu frets because he's actually trying to become financially worthy of marriage to Ling.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)

Snow falling on cedars. The image is a beautiful one and director Scott Hicks and director of photography Robert Richardson certainly work it in their

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Spy Kids (2001)

In the Disney universe, it's normal to be special, and that's exactly the case with the Cortez family, kids and parents alike.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Sugar & Spice (2001)

The latest entry in the hopefully waning trend of cheerleader movies, Sugar & Spice actually has a dark, possibly clever premise, one that might have

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Sweet November (2001)

It's clear in that Hollywood way that Sara's charms are primarily based on the fact that she is glamour girl Charlize Theron in thrift-store drag... stunningly beautiful meets endearingly peculiar.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

See Spot Run (2001)

See Spot Run begins just like Lethal Weapon or any one of its 1001 clones. The camera speeds over a cityscape and an intensive drumbeat fills

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Scary Movie 2 (2001)

Truth be told, it's hard to call out 'Scary Movie 2' for being excessively disgusting and stupid, since that's precisely how the sequel to the most profitable R-rated movie in history is selling itself.

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The Shield Around the K (1999) - PopMatters Film Review
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Late 20th-century pop music was arguably irrevocably changed by the late 1980’s-early 1990’s emergence of the Seattle, Washington grunge/punk explosion. But the town of

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