COLLATERAL DAMAGE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Andrew Davis Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cliff Curtis, Francesca Neri, Elias Koteas In the wake of the events of September 11 and the US sanctioned war on terrorism, a number of films with terrorist themes, including Tim Allen's Big Trouble and Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest, became collateral damage as nervous studio executives pulled them from their release schedule. In the case of Schwarzenegger's action thriller Collateral Damage it was something of a knee jerk reaction as this is certainly not one of big Arnie's better Continue reading

MEAN MACHINE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Barry Skolnick Stars: Vinnie Jones, David Hemmings, Jason Flemyng, Ralph Brown With the recent welter of disappointing and largely unnecessary remakes that have added little to the original (Planet Of The Apes, Get Carter, and even The Time Machine) it is refreshing to come across a remake that actually stands on its own merits as an entertaining film. Produced by the same team responsible for both Lock, Stock, And Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, the tough, if somewhat derivative, films that reinvented the British gangster film, Continue reading

CROSSROADS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Tamra Davis Stars: Britney Spears, Anson Mount, Dan Aykroyd, Taryn Manning, Zoe Saldana Part Boys On The Side, part Coyote Ugly, and one part just plain ugly? While not quite the dog we were all expecting after fellow singer Mariah Carey's dire debut in last year's awful Glitter, teen pop sensation Britney Spears' highly anticipated film debut Crossroads is still horribly cliched and unintentionally hilarious. Something of a cross between road movie, angst-ridden teen coming of age movie and musical, Crossroads is entertaining Continue reading