The Animal

Somebody call the Humane Society - Rob Schneider is on the loose again. His latest effort, The Animal, finally answers the burning question, "How could there possibly be a comedy released in 2001 that is less funny than Joe  ...

Series 7: The Contenders

Simultaneously prescient and passe, Series 7 posits a lethal game show called The Contenders whose participants are selected at random through a lottery drawing, then pitted against each other until only one is left breathing. Conceived and produced before  ...

The Center of the World

Director Wayne Wang has shot features on the cheap before (1995's improvised Blue in the Face piggybacked on the production of Smoke, utilizing many of the same actors and locations), but with The Center of the World he takes  ...

Red Planet

Science fiction fans who haven't quite recovered from Battlefield: Earth may want to think twice before taking a trip to Red Planet.. While not quite the debacle of that already notorious dud, this latest voyage into space doesn't exactly  ...

Wonder Boys

Writers in movies don't use computers. They don't make copies of their work. They painstakingly peck out their literary creations on ream after ream of crisp white paper, using quaint, old-fashioned electric typewriters, then stack their finished pages neatly  ...

Princess Mononoke

Hayao Miyazaki is a name currently unfamiliar to most moviegoers, but revered as a deity among those who spend much of their time playing arcane card games in the back of comic book shops. The cult following that has  ...

Reindeer Games

Jamoca Chocolate Kahlua Cake It's beginning to look a lot like...Christmas? Either someone at Dimension Films neglected to flip the last couple of pages on the release calendar or  ...

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

The most beloved scene in the 1996 remake of The Nutty Professor was the one where sweet-natured, obese science professor Sherman Klump (Eddie Murphy) sat down to a rambunctious dinner with his family. The popularity of the scene is  ...

The Patriot

Estes Air Force One Radio Control Jet Airplane Director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin first treated us to their overblown brand of Fourth of July fireworks with Independence Day in 1996. In that little-seen  ...

The Mummy Returns

The title says it all: the mummy returns, bringing with him the Curse of the Summer Movie Sequel. Those who enjoyed 1999's The Mummy are unlikely to be disappointed, as this return engagement by the ancient Egyptian Imhotep plays  ...