Category Archives: Movies

Kiss the Girls

SMART GIRLS. PRETTY GIRLS. MISSING GIRLS.  Brilliant forensic psychologist Alex Cross, the main character of James Patterson’s novels, was first introduced to movie audiences in this well-paced thriller. Ashley Judd holds her own against Morgan Freeman as Kate McTiernan, a fearless doctor who is taken by a serial kidnapper, manages to escape, and then helps … Continue reading Kiss the Girls

The Glass House

TO EVERYONE ELSE, THEIR SIMPLE GAME OF DECEPTION WASN’T OBVIOUS. TO HER, IT WAS AS CLEAR AS GLASS. 16-year-old Ruby Baker (Leelee Sobieski) and her kid brother move into the house of their suddenly deceased parents’ best friends, but they act strangely… A very ordinary thriller that gets a boost from charismatic acting; Sobieski is engaging … Continue reading The Glass House

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) is trying to find the powerful Pandora’s box before it falls into the hands of an unscrupulous scientist. When it was time to put together a sequel to the 2001 movie, director Jan De Bont must have thought, “why not turn this into another Raiders of the Lost Ark”? Then he … Continue reading Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life

Tomorrow Never Dies

YESTERDAY IS A MEMORY, TODAY IS HISTORY, TOMORROW IS IN THE HANDS OF ONE MAN: BOND… YOU KNOW THE REST! The story in this 18th James Bond flick, about a media tycoon’s (Jonathan Pryce) attempt to jump-start a war between Britain and China, shows how dangerous it could be if a media empire decides to … Continue reading Tomorrow Never Dies

View from the Top

DON’T STOP TILL YOU REACH THE TOP.  Donna (Gwyneth Paltrow) grows up in a small town dreaming of a better life; she gets a chance to become a first-class international flight attendant, but there’s complications… Made in 2001 and not released until two years later, few seemed to care about this romantic comedy in spite … Continue reading View from the Top

The X Files

FIGHT THE FUTURE. FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) try to find out why several fire fighters and a boy were placed inside a federal building that subsequently exploded. This movie materialized after the fifth season of the popular TV show about aliens and governmental conspiracies. Its creator, Chris Carter, delivers answers … Continue reading The X Files