Ever been stuck on a Friday night with no date? Or there's
not too many people around, and your plan is either to rent some
movie or find some slob to go with you to the theatre?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions
than check out the reviews below: Jim Carrey's new movie "Man
On The Moon", the final Scream movie, "Scream 3",
a 90's re-make of the 60's "The Thomas Crown Affair",
and the psychological thriller, "Instinct", starring
Man On The Moon, directed by Milos Forman (Still in some
theatres across Canada)
"Andy made himself the premise and the rest of the world
was the punch line."
- Robin Williams
"Man On The
Moon" starring Jim Carrey, Courtney Love, and Danny
DeVito was a hilarious movie from start to finish. This recently-released
movie tells the tragic story of comedian Andy Kaufman's sudden
rise, fall, and rise to fame again.
We see how quickly Andy's fame takes off after being discovered
at an Improv Comedy Club. He always seemed able to make the audience
wonder if what was happening was real or just part of the show.
Even his death was a mystery.
As I watched the movie, I found myself both loving and hating
Andy Kaufman. He was such a hilarious man, but he thought that
he was so superior compared to the rest of the world. I enjoyed
his comedy, where even though you were insulted you couldn't
but help laugh. As the movie continued I wasn't sure if I was
to sympathize with Andy and how his life turned out, or be overjoyed
that he was getting what he deserved. The movie's conclusion
left me feeling quite satisfied, knowing what he did made many
With cameos by Norm MacDonald, Lorne Michaels, David Letterman,
and most of the "Taxi" cast, this movie is full of
talented actors and comedians, and it is not a disappointment.
So if you're looking for a well written, acted, and filmed movie,
I would suggest you watch "Man On The Moon".
Scream 3 - directed by Wes Craven (In theatres across Canada)
"Someone's Taking Their Love Of Trilogies One Step Too
the final installment of the extremely popular "scary movies",
is now in theatres. The movie stars Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox
Arquette, David Arquette, Liev Schreiber, Parker Posey, and Scott
Foley and includes cameos by Carrie Fisher and Jamie Kennedy.
I enjoyed this movie from the first incredibly-intense scene
to the last not-so-scary scene where the killer is finally discovered
and the survivors are finally done with this horror movie experience.
3" was a great ending to the story of a young girl,
Sidney Prescott, whose mother was murdered about five years ago.
Sidney (Campbell) has had to live through two other movies where
she is always the prime target in a murder spree leaving most
of her friends dead, but she has always been able to get away
with just a few scrapes.
In this movie, Sidney has hidden herself away to insure that
the lives of her friends aren't jeopardized by any crazed psychos
trying to kill her. Gale (Cox Arquette), Dewey (Arquette), and
Cotton (Schriber) return to "Scream 3" in hopes of
living normal lives, though not everyone may get their wish.
Without giving too much away I'd just like to say that the film
had a great twist ending that you probably wouldn't expect until
the final act.
The Thomas Crown Affair - (Available on video and DVD)
Re-makes are normally worse than the original. "The
Thomas Crown Affair", starring Pierce Brosnan, and Rene
Russo is a re-make of a movie about a millionaire who's bored
with his everyday life, and robs a bank.
In the current re-make Brosnan, the cocky millionaire, steals
a painting from an art gallery without being caught. Russo, a
bounty hunter working for an insurance company, is hired to find
I was quite disappointed with "The Thomas Crown Affair".
It was based on a tacky relationship between the good girl and
bad guy, which started from the first scene. I also found what
happened to be very predictable except the final scene, which
was probably one of the most creative endings I've seen in a
Instinct - directed by Jon Turteltaub (Available on video)
It's not the jungle book. "Instinct" is an incredible
movie starring Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., and newcomer
Maura Tierney. It tells the story about a brilliant psychologist
(Hopkins) who decided to lives with a group of apes before he's
kidnapped and brought back to the US for study. Gooding is another
psychologist sent in to study Hopkins and understand why he did
what he did. Tierney is Hopkins' daughter, who he left so he
could live with the apes.
The story Hopkins tells about how he came to live with the
apes is very intriguing. He explains how he first started to
interact with the apes, and how eventually they allowed him to
live with them. The premise is very interesting and the cast
works really well together. Hopkins and Gooding seem to really
connect and they created a really original movie.
The article originally appeared
in the Spartan
News, the school newspaper at
St. Stephen High School, St. Stephen, New Brunswick.