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u-571
director: jonathan mostow
Loud (lots of depth charges going off) and sloppy (where did Bon Jovi go, anyway), this movie is a bit of a mess. There's a lot of scenes with guys staring as things blow up around them and the submarine starts crunching under the pressure and all the while I was thinking about how much I really like Das Boot and that Matthew McConaughey is so much more effective when playing a burnout.
reviewed by: JohnLawton |  July 2000 [link] |  recommend


unbreakable
director: m. night shyamalan
I went into this movie praying that the twist ending wasn't that Bruce Willis survives the train wreck because HE'S ALREADY DEAD. I was very surprised by this film, it looks amazing and it's really well acted, it's best going into this not knowing too much about it, you will enjoy it more that way.
reviewed by: JohnLawton |  November 2000 [link] |  recommend


undercover brother
director: malcolm d lee
Entertaining spoof/homage to blaxpliotation movies that is hit or miss but when it hits it's pretty damn funny. Eddie Griffin is hilarious and any movie that has Doogie Howser in it is worth anyone's $10.
reviewed by: JohnLawton |  June 2002 [link] |  recommend


undisputed
director: walter hill
The fights aren't UNDISPUTED's least believable scenes, but anyone who's seen RAGING BULL (and wondered why Scorcese's fight sequences were lauded for their "realism") knows that boxing doesn't translate to the silver screen very well. UNDISPUTED features capable performances from Ving Rhames as a Mike Tyson type, Peter Falk as a Meyer Lansky type, and Wesley Snipes as... a... Wesley Snipes type -- but if you're not a devotee of the prison picture genre, you might want to pass on this pastiche.
reviewed by: matthewS |  October 2002 [link] |  recommend



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