Archive for Release Year: 1996

13 posts from 28 May 2023 to 23 July 2017.

  • Jerry Maguire

    Just another romcom about a jerk discovering he has emotions.

  • Mission: Impossible

    This film has two sides clawing for attention. On one side you have the goofy, Get Smart-like spy parody, on the other the serious spy drama, with double and triple agents, deception and remote-controlled car bombs.

  • Diabolique

    The one with the following quote:

    20 bucks they killed him. Dykes.

  • Escape from L.A.

    The anarchist’s cookfilm.

  • The Arrival

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers with Charlie Sheen in “tiger blood” mode.

  • Down Periscope

    A weird animal. A ZAZ-less ZAZ-lite, playing the serious parts seriously, gunning for the Navy recruitment propaganda shtick. But it works, particularly after literally making Rob Schneider walk the plank. Arrr!

  • The Long Kiss Goodnight

    Shane Black writes La Femme Nikita sequel? Sign me the fuck up. The only way this could be improved was to replace some explosions by quips and comebacks between characters. My favourite Christmas movie.

  • Last Man Standing

    Yojimbo remake that reuses parts of the other previous remake, A Fistful of Dollars.

  • Unforgettable

    Ironically, this is a forgettable “sci-fi”-ish thriller about memories and murders. Linda Fiorentino is the scientist who does basically nothing.

  • Independence Day

    Woo, Will Smith in the start of its Schwarzenegger-isation. It’s not MIB II-levels of “wooo”. Just like all Emmerich epics, this is bursting at the seams with shit happening, but at the same time it feels hollow.

  • The Nutty Professor

    This is a remake of a Jerry Lewis film, he is credited as producer. Eddie Murphy playing a crazier version of itself is appealing, but there are way too many fart jokes, way way too many.

  • The Rock

    Classic Michael Bay/Bruckheimer collaboration. Not as much rotating cameras yet, but a lot of shit blows up. It’s also a non-official The Treasure prequel, since Mason gives up the secret location of Hoover’s archive.

  • Scream

    That’s what I did when I noticed the Miramax logo. The Weinstein treatment. It’s so meta, it even opens with the youngest Barrymore clan member being slashed, to prove this is not your regular Hollywood film.