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U.S. Marshals

Published April 9, 2020

U.S. Marshals

It was okay as a sequel but it didn’t quite live up to the first one. Tommy Lee Jones was excellent, really stole quite a lot of the scenes and it was disappointing he didn’t have anyone as good as Harrison Ford to play off. The story wasn’t as good, too complicated, and by the end, when the adorable one got shot, I just checked out, really.

Deep Impact

Published November 21, 2019

Deep Impact

I can totally see why this movie, released in the same summer as Armageddon, was overshadowed by its competitor. Somehow, despite a stellar cast, you don’t really latch on to any of the characters, except the president because, you know, Morgan Freeman. It feels a little darker than Armageddon too, because of the decisions made around who gets saved, who isn’t, conflicts created by such things.

There's Something About Mary

Published August 25, 2019

There's Something About Mary

I’ve seen this once or twice before when I was younger, and I vaguely remembered it being one of those movies that is full of cringeworthy moments. They’re not really our thing anymore. But we got it in a bundle of movies and thought it was worth a shot. It wasn’t. Just not funny. Twenty minute rule very much in effect.

The Object Of My Affection

Published August 17, 2019

The Object Of My Affection

This maybe wasn’t the rom-com I was hoping for, it was far more serious than the current breed of comedies. But it was still good and raised a lot of interesting questions about love and friendship. It was quite nice, as well, that there was no real bad guy, although Vince did the best he could to be hated. It was just people falling in and out of love and doing their best to deal with it.

Saving Private Ryan

Published June 1, 2019

Saving Private Ryan

The opening sequence on the beach is harrowing, mind-blowing, intense, a sensory overload that really brings to life the horrors of war in a way that no other film has managed to do so. (For me, so far.) Once that’s through, there’s still two hours of horror, war, tension, needless death, moral questions but also camaraderie, bravery, dark humour, and really some astonishing scenes.

892. The Truman Show

Published December 16, 2018

892. The Truman Show

Title: The Truman Show Director: Peter Weir Year: 1998 Run time: 1hr 43m “He’s the star of the show - but he doesn’t know. Jim Carrey wowed critics and audiences alike as unwitting Truman Burbank in this marvel of a movie from director Peter Weir about a man whose life is a nonstop TV show. Truman doesn’t realise that his quaint hometown is a giant studio set run by a visionary producer/director/creator (Ed Harris), that folks living and working there are Hollywood actors, that even his incessantly bubbly wife is a contract player.

859. Practical Magic

Published September 29, 2018

859. Practical Magic

Title: Practical Magic Director: Griffin Dunne Year: 1998 Run time: 1hr 44m “Sizzling, sexy superstars Sandra Bullock (“While You Were Sleeping,” “A Time to Kill”) and Nicole Kidman (“To Die For,” “The Peacemaker”) heat up the small screen. These “bewitching” sisters use their hereditary gift of magic to overcome obstacles in discovering true love. Co-starring Aidan Quinn (“Legends of the Fall”), Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Dianne Weist (” “Bullets Over Broadway”), Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Stockard Channing (“Six Degress of Separation”) and Goran Visnjic (“ER”).

762. Lethal Weapon 4

Published May 29, 2017

762. Lethal Weapon 4

Background info Title: Lethal Weapon 4 Director: Richard Donner Year: 1998 Run time: 2hrs 7m “The fourth installment of the blockbuster “Lethal Weapon” franchise finds Oscar-winner Mel Gibson (“Braveheart,” “Maverick”) teamed up with reluctant partner Danny Glover (“The Color Purple”), Renee Russo (“In the Line of Fire,” “Get Shorty”), Oscar-winner Joe Pesci (“Goodfellas,” My Cousin Vinny”) and Emmy-nominated newcomer Chris Rock (“The Chris Rock Show”) in another explosive adventure. Introducing Chinese-superstar Jet Li in his American film debut as a ruthless Asian crime lord.

524. Sliding Doors

Published February 7, 2015

524. Sliding Doors

Background info Title: Sliding Doors Director: Peter Howitt Year: 1998 Run time: 1hr 39m “The split-second moments that can take a life down one path instead of another form the tantalising ‘what if?’ in this delightful romantic comedy. Gwyneth Paltrow plays London publicist Helen, effortlessly sliding between parallel storylines that show what happens if she does or does not catch a morning train back to her apartment. Love. Romantic entanglements.

464. Armageddon

Published September 27, 2014

464. Armageddon

Background info Title: Armageddon Director: Michael Bay Year: 1998 Run time: 2hrs 31m “Armageddon is a meteor storm of action-adventure moviemaking that has you on the edge of your seat forgetting to breathe! When NASA’s Executive Director, Dan Truman, realises the earth has 18 days before it’s obliterated by a meteor the size of Texas, he has only one option - land a ragtag team of roughneck oil drillers on the asteroid and drop a nuclei warhead into its core.