Monday, March 19, 2001

Natural Born Killers

This film is about a couple, Mickey Nox (Woody Harrelson) and Mallory Wilson-Nox (Juliette Lewis) who are a serial killer couple. They go around killing people, get caught and locked up, and try to escape. That's basically the plot (escaping from jail).

I rented `Natural Born Killers (NBK)' because it looked interesting; Great cast (Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Sizemore, and Tommy Lee Jones), catchy title, and because I wanted to see how Harrison could play a cold-hearted killer.

I go home, watch it. I end up being disgusted. I'm not disappointed, because I wasn't expecting a classic out of this one, but very disgusted. This film gross, and cold-hearted.

I feel that Oliver Stone tried to make Mickey convince people that killing wasn't that evil; And after how many people Mickey and Mallory killed, I just stopped caring about them. No pity, man. Lewis isn't that pretty, and they tried to make her like a babe who kills people; And Harrelson's character cheated on Mallory by raping one of his victims. It's pure scum. I didn't care what would've happened. Maybe if Quentin Tarantino directed it, it would've been a whole lot better.

Don't see this film, unless your a cult-film fanatic.

Monday, March 12, 2001


This film is about a middle aged woman, Melba May (Park Overall,) who has big dreams, but is going nowhere. She lives in a trailer, in Nevada, with her husband Flint (Don Harvey.) One night Melba catches Flint with another woman, and leaves him. She decides to go to Vegas to meet up with an old friend from high school, Dottie Delgato (Veronica Cartwright,) who's dreams went where she wanted them. But when Melba finds her, she finds out Dottie's dreams only lasted temporarily.

Back at home, Flint gets a knock on his door, finding out that Melba just won a million dollars. But only Melba can expect it. So Flint goes off to find her, basically to kidnap her, so he can keep the money himself. It was only possible for Melba to get to Vegas by three young agents from Hollywood, off to Vegas to make money. This movie is an okay movie. I'd give it a 7/10, only because I didn't expect much from it. It's better as a movie made for TV.

Three Kings

This is film has kind of a simple plot. Four soldiers go after gold bricks that is held in a bunker, in a village near Karbala. The four find themselves wanting to help the villagers, more than getting the gold, and they run into a lot of trouble with the Iraqi Soldiers.

This is a great film. But it doesn't belong under the war genre. It's more action, even though the setting is war. So, if you're a(n) "Apocalypse Now," "Deer Hunter," "Boys In Company C," etc. fanatic, than don't expect much from this movie. Other than that, I think you'd enjoy it. It's not good as a war film, but it's good as a(n) action/comedy, or drama film. Give it a look.

Boiler Room

For some people this is a simple movie, for others…it's a difficult, so I'm not going to get into detail. I kind of liked this movie because it had detail. I can fall right into a movie, as if I'm living it. Some people can't, they're waiting for everything on the screen, they can't get into it, unlike me . So if you're wanting a movie where you don't have to get into it, don't watch this. For you other, here's what I have to say…This movie is about a young man, Seth Davis (Giovanni Ribisi,) who runs an illegal gambling joint in his apartment. 

When his father, Judge Davis (Ron Rifkin,) finds out, Seth gets another job…as a stockbroker. Basically, Seth just wants to make money to impress his father. My guys is to why the film was given an "R" rating was because of a few disturbing scenes. One scene, at the beginning of the film, where my favorite actor Jamie Kennedy, is doing cocaine. And another scene where Richi (Scott Caan) takes a guy outside, and beets him up. I guess I find Caan's character beating somebody up in this movie disturbing because it looks so real. I mean, my favorite genre is horror, which is a blood-filled-genre, but this looked so real, I was about to hide my face like a 5-year-old. The reason I gave this film a 9/10 was because of the ending. You feel cheated. I don't know if they purposely did it, or what, but I can't get into much detail about that unless I have to spoil it. So, it was a good movie for a certain kind of person.

Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Tarantino is most famous for his film `Pulp Fiction'. `Pulp Fiction' won over twelve awards. One year before that was Tarantino's second film `True Romance', starring Patricia Arquette & Christian Slater. `True Romance', `Pulp Fiction', `Natural Born Killers', and many other projects written by Tarantino were a spin-off of his first film `Reservoir Dogs'. This film is about a man named Joes Cabot (Lawrence Tierney) who runs a crime business. Cabot is a rich man (thanks to theft) and is wanted by the police. Cobot is a very popular man, and is loved and respected by many of his thief-soldiers. Uncut diamonds are being imported to a store, and Cobot wants his hands on it. He hires six men to do a four-man job. Cobot has everything all planned out (like he always does). He gives his thieves names, so if there's a rat in the house, there will be a less of a chance of getting caught because they don't know your name. Mr. Brown (Tarantino), Mr. White (Keitel), Mr. Blonde (Madsen), Mr. Blue (Bunker), Mr. Orange (Roth), and Mr. Pink (Buscemi) and their given names. They are not to tell anything about themselves to each other, such as their real name, their wife's name, when/where they did time, where they're from, or a bank they robbed. The robbery is all planned out, very well. But something goes wrong! While robbing the store, they are suddenly surrounded by cops. Mr. Pink (Steven Buscemi) has a good feeling that they were set up. Some of the thieves got away, some got killed, and maybe some got caught. The survived thieves meet back at the rendezvous and finally come to the conclusion that; one of the six thieves, Joe Cobot, or his son Nice Guy Eddie (Chris Penn), is an undercover cop. Throughout the film they try to figure out who the cop is. There is no actual main character. There are three main characters in this film; Mr. White (Harvey Keitel), Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen), and Mr. Orange (Tim Roth). Those three are the principle characters in this film. This is a very good film. The first five minutes might be slow for some of you, but it's there so you get to know the characters. Just remember the characters I told you about, and you'll enjoy this entertaining brilliant film.

Man Bites Dog

C'est arrivé près de chez vous (Man Bites Dog) is a mocumentary (fake-documentary) from Belgium, released in 1992. It is great. Some people just don't like it, and you wonna know why? It's because they probably don't have the mind to understand what it is about. From what I've seen, I think the film isn't about one particular subject. That's why some people feel cheated. That's how I thought the first time I saw it. But I guess the film is aimed at how all human beings are the same. If they're poor, rich, black, white, young, old, nice, mean, helper, or killer. But after all the times I've seen it, I still remain uncertain. Maybe I'm completely wrong.

The main character, Benoît Poelvoorde, is a serial killer. He kills for money, and for pleasure. Basically, all that is done in the film is the crew hangs around Poelvoorde. We watch him do stuff we can compare to, and then we see him do stuff that would make us sick.

What this film taught me was that there are two sides to every single person. Benoît Poelvoorde was a cold-hearted, s**t talking, serial killer; Yet, at times he seems like your best friend, like you know him so well. And that's what I think this film is about. No matter how bad a person is, they're still a human. You find so much in common and uncommon with each other. Or, once again, maybe I'm completely wrong. Why don't you see it for yourself?

Sunday, March 11, 2001


*** This review may contain spoilers ***
I hated this movie! I don't think I hated it because it was bad, but because so many people thought it was good. What was so good about it? There was no real plot, unless you consider; A crook from Cuba, who gets rich in America, by becoming a drug-dealer, and killing people. That's not original. There are plenty of movie out there that are like that, which are better.

What I hear a lot of people say is that they liked this movie's ending the best. I thought the ending was the worst part.


A guy, who's mean to his wife, smuggles drugs, and kills his friends, die. Like I cared? This guy was a jerk, and got what he was asking for, but HIS DEATH SCENE WAS CHEAP. It was nothing original. And they tried to make it seem tragic. Like I gave a **** that he died.


Also, I didn't think it was smart to cast an Italian guy to play a Cuban. I don't care if Pachino has 25% (if that) cuban in his blood, he looks Italian and he is considered an Italian. Michelle Pfeiffer was a joke too. She always cracks me up, when she tries to act sexy. She's pretty, but she can't be sexy.

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

Yep, this movie sucks… and I was very fond of the previous Halloween films—specifically, the first and second. Film has come a long way "Twenty Years Later" and in no way does H2O come even close to living up to its predecessors. Everything about this movie sucked! Unsympathetic characters in a stupid story. Don't even get me going with the casting… LL Cool J? What the hell were they thinking! They must have been desperate. This movie is seriously one of the worst movies I've ever seen.