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    1. The Doom Generation
    Director: Gregg Araki
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    Made for a fraction of the cost of Oliver Stone's similarly themed Natural Born Killers, Gregg Araki's The Doom Generation is more persuasively outragous in its cultural satire, scarier in its violence, and more profound in its vision of a hate-fueled, media-drunk America seemingly determined to eat its young and dwell stupidly on their vengeance. Rose McGowan (Scream), James Duval (Nowhere), and Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do!) star as a trio of friends (Schaech's character actually being a complete stranger who steps into their car and into their lives one club-hopping night) who end up on a sex-and-crime spree that draws the fixed stare of television coverage. Araki makes a case for their continuing innocence in a society whose anti-outsider malevolence is barely disguised in the media but is quite naked out in the heartland, where a punishing level of bigotry is not unknown. Araki's jokes and techniques are crude yet forceful, and his anger is absolutely clear where Stone's was obscured and overreaching. The climax is among the most shattering and enraged scenes of '90s cinema. The DVD includes cast information, a theatrical trailer, and French and Spanish subtitles. --Tom Keogh ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars "Red"," White" and "Blue" on the Run
    Everybody made a big deal about Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers", calling it brilliant. But I thought it was ... One of the worst movies ever,too over the top and condecending. "The Doom Generation" gets it right with a mixture of satire,music,and a punk attitude.
    The movie stars Rose McGowan as Amy Blue.Both she and her boyfriend Jordan (James Duval) are sitting in their car sharing a moment when Xavier (Jonathon Schaech)leaps into their car and thay have to get out of there to avoid the goons chasing Xavier.
    After that, they embark on a road trip around L.A. They get involved in a bloody holdup,killings,and are being chased by homophobic maniacs,the FBI,and people who constantly mistake Amy Blue for someone else. The movie has a tongue in cheek quality that I felt accurately mirrored the teen angst rebels on-the-run scenario. Rose McGowan makes the movie with her witty one-liners and her attitude driven performance. It's wild and outrageous and has an ending that definitely caught me off guard. I also think the soundtrack,which I bought,is pretty good. With gore, nudity, ...undertones, and enough metaphors ... , this one's not for the kids.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Rose and Gregg tear up the screen!!
    What drew me to this film was the sexy chic on the cover.. Rose Mcgowan made this role her own.. Gregg Araki directed the film and her very well.. The film is about two lovers played by Mcgowan and James Duvall. They pick up a stranger who is being beaten up by a gang of kids.. after picking him up (by accident).. they try to drop him off at a convenience store.. trouble ensues and the twosome becomes a threesome.. they begin to travel across the state to avoid the police.. on their journey they meet up with some very strange characters who all think they are lovers of Mcgowans, and try to take her back by any means neccesary.. each time, something bad happens.. and each time they run.. finally, trouble catches up with them..

    This movie is a prime example of how movies should be made.. its an indie classic in the making.. a cult hit if you may.. it never lets go once it grabs ahold.. watch and enjoy.. you won't be dissapointed..

    1-0 out of 5 stars This film stinks.
    "The Doom Generation" is a piece of garbage. It tries to be so many things and fails on all levels. It's not art and it's not good entertainment.
    It tries to be as violent and funny as "Pulp Fiction" and "Natural Born Killers" are and it fails! "The Doom Generation" tries to shock the audience with violence and even there it fails! I guess one could call it a boring and cheesy comedy. The only thing to laugh about it's how predictable and boring it is. Still, I give it 1 star for the scene where the "heroes" of "The Doom Generation" show a bit of compassion for a dog.
    Otherwise, it's as boring as a rat's ass!

    1-0 out of 5 stars Over-The-Top is the absolute understatement
    I rented this movie basically because of the fact that it touted itself as a "road flick," a genre that I'm usually a fan of. I'll admit the gratuitous violence in the beginning had me laughing just because of how corny it was presented, but this wore itself out several minutes later. The film tries to loosely have some kind of "hell" theme by continuously referring to $6.66 as payment for different items they buy along the way. We get it. You didn't have to do it 7 times. I wasn't sure exactly what theme the writer was trying to convey, but it doesn't matter because the story it was based on was so bad anyway. The filmmakers try to use shocking visuals and group sex to (I guess) grab the attention of the audience, which is good because it diverts that attention away from the terrible story that's going on. Don't waste your time.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Over Cooked?
    Normally, I don't care much for movies that try to hard to be shocking but this one does leave an impression. The entire film is jam-packed with subliminal messages and 'eye-candy' visuals. There is a story here, with no satisfying conlusion, that is entertaining as he77 to watch. The ending to this film is "overly-shocking" by which I mean not shocking because it tries so hard to be shocking, but it will suprise you. I give it 3 stars because it is not the best movie ever but it leaves a lasting impressioin. I guarantee it. ... Read more


    2. The Cowboy Way
    Director: Gregg Champion
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    Somebody in Hollywood thought there was some fish-out-of-water potential in this teaming of wild man Woody Harrelson and slow-burning Kiefer Sutherland as a pair of New Mexico cowboys who go to New York to tame the wild, wild, uh ... East. Well, they were mistaken, because this 1994 action-comedy is little more than a tiresome reworking of Crocodile Dundee. Woody and Kiefer head for the Big Apple to rescue the illegal-immigrant daughter of one of their rodeo buddies (who has mysteriously disappeared), and what they discover is a sweatshop operation run by a hot-tempered thug (Dylan McDermott, before his role on TV's The Practice). That's when the boys start using their ropin' and shootin' skills to foil the bad guys. One measure of this film's credibility is the inevitable scene of the boys riding on horseback through the gridlocked streets of Manhattan. Uh huh.You know how it goes... you just have to go with it or marvel at the sheer stupidity of it all. Of course, forget all the sniping if you're a fan of Harrelson or Sutherland--they're both doing their best under the burden of disadvantage. --Jeff Shannon ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars greatest cowboy movie ever
    this is a great movie. I thouhgt it was funny. with the pairing of the patient sonny with the fast riding pepper. it is funny watching them try to save a cuban girl while trying to put up with each other

    3-0 out of 5 stars Very Humorous
    I have only recently viewed this movie. Why did I wait so long? It was very funny, and very entertaining. I would watch it again and again. I read Leonard Maltin's review of the movie. In it he says something about it being "unrealistic". Well, duh, it's just a movie. So just relax. It can be unrealistic if it wants to be.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Such a great movie
    I saw this when it first came out to rent, it is so funny you will be on the edge of your seat waiting to see what they are going to do/say next.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Rootin-Tootin Fun ...In The Big Apple
    This review refers to the Universal/Imagine DVD edition of "The Cowboy Way"....

    Look out New York!...Pepper Lewis and Sonny Gilstrap,champion rodeo riders from New Mexico are about to gallop their way into your fair city. Yessiree..these guys are real cowboys and their hog tying, roping and riding skills are about to come in mighty handy in th Big Apple.

    Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland make this action/comedy very much worth the view, as two cowboys who find themselves fighting off the bad guys in NYC's garment district.They have come looking for their friend Nacho, who was to pick up his daughter, smuggled in from Cuba. What they find is a missing friend, a girl who is being held hostage by sweat-shop operators and trouble at every turn.The action and comedy is non-stop as they go up against a savvy, ruthless "slave-trader"(Dylan McDermot), but also get a little help from the NYPD in the form of one Officer Sam "Mad Dog" Shaw(Ernie Hudson), who gets a real kick out of playing cowboy.

    The DVD is excellent. A beautiful widescreen picture that has sharp details, rich colors and sounds terrific in Dol Dig 5.1 Surround. There are nice captions in English for those needing them and subtitles in Spanish as well.It may also be viewed in Spanish(Stereo) or French(5.1). The DVD includes production notes, bios on the cast, a theatrical trailer, and Web links. It also says(on the case) there are "Film Highlights" as one of the features, but I could not locate these.

    Three stars for a very entertaining and fun view, rated PG-13(thematic elements and brief nudity),probably one that will be watched on occassion, but may not stand up to repeated viewings. Great for Woody Harrelson or Kiefer Sutherland fans,and nice to pull out for anyone that has not seen it yet.

    Happy Trails....Laurie

    5-0 out of 5 stars Real Cowboy's don't come from Texas.
    They come from New Mexico. 2 Ropin and Ridin Cowboys head for the Big Apple in an Action Adventure Comedy that will have your complete attention during the duration of the film. Dylan McDermot of "The Practice" plays a very convincing bad guy in a suave manner. There are great moments when the Cowboy meets the big city including a great moment when the two main characters go dining in a fine New York resturant. They don't completely stick out like a sore thumb though, and New York seems to speed right by them with no glance what so ever.
    The movie brings up thoughts of wanting to do some line dancing and some "shiver shots". Don't know what that is? You'll see. ... Read more


    3. Bad Boys (Special Edition)
    Director: Michael Bay
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    3-0 out of 5 stars "Lawrence and Smith Are The Bad Boys of Comedy"
    Hilariously enjoyable as any black comedy and full of fast paced action, "Bad Boys," as a 'slick flick,' stars Martin Lawrence as Marcus Burnett and Will Smith as Mike Lowrey playing two cops who fall on to the trail of millions of dollars of Heroin stolen by a criminal mastermind named Fouchet (Tcheky Karyo) and try to recover it as well as rescue Julie Mott (Tea Leoni) who is also involved. Personal matters appear to Marcus Burnett who is obsessed with getting "quality time" with his wife Theresa (Theresa Randle) and almost loses his marriage when he is forced to switch names and use Mike Lowrey in front of Julie. The comedy works unmistakeably well, however, the only mistakes I find in here are the heavy profanity and the violence used. But I keep saying this to myself, how can you pardon the profanity if it works well with the script? Oh well. Don Simpson-Jerry Bruckheimer Films/Columbia Pictures, 1995, Rated R for intense violent action and persuasive strong language.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The first film in hopefully a trilogy and bruckheimer's best
    Don Simpson and legendary action producer Jerry Bruckheimer who almost surpasses Joel Silver in what he put's on the screen,
    and at this time first time director Michael Bay who also helmed
    the much bigger and from the looks badder sequel Bad Boys 2.Get's
    down and dirty for Bad Boys the first flim of this series wich
    teams Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.100 million in confiscated
    heroin has been hijacked from Miami Police the pride bust of DEA
    and Narc agent's Mike Lowry(Will Smith)who is a stylish single
    and full of money and his partner Marcus Burnett(Martin Lawrence)
    ,a family man who want's quality family time could not be any more
    oppisite , but if they don't work together to find out about the
    whereabouts of the missing heroin it will shut down the narcotics
    of the Miami Police Department but when a drug kingpin played by
    Tcheky Karyo kills a freind of Mike Lowry's with a witness spying
    on the murder it becomes personal for Mike.But they must do all
    they can to protect Julie(Tea Leoni) before she is killed by the
    kingpins henchmen even if Mike Lowry and Marcus Burnett trade
    places to protect her but they will also have to fight a drug war
    in order for them to recover the stolen drugs and save Julie's life.

    An explosive first entry in the series in hopfully a trilogy wich would be very weird on Bruckheimer's part of taking the
    advantage of making his first trilogy.Explosive action , car
    chases , unbeleivable stunts and the like wise teaming of Will
    Smith and Martin Lawrence who without there chemistry added to
    the film would be no sequel and just and ordinary action film
    but there Mel Gibson and Danny Glover like appeal makes this film set afire as one of the best films Bruckheimer has made
    Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer would only team one more
    time for The Rock before Simpson's untimely death , the highly
    anticipated bigger and badder sequel is due out this friday
    an awsome action film.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love this movie
    I love this movie. It is funny and action-packed. I just wish two could have copied the same formula. It had too much action. It made me dizzy.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Nevrer seen
    I have never seen this movie so it will get 4 stars need to get my boycott across to show this point

    4-0 out of 5 stars Something Old, Somthing New
    By the mid-nineties, the buddy cop action flick was not a new idea. Starting with 48 Hours and continuing with movies like Beverly Hills Cop and Lethal Weapon, the "cat and dog in a barrel" concept had been fairly played out. However, in 1995, a new director and some rising stars teamed up with the movie veterans behind Top Gun to create a new breed of action movie.

    In Bad Boys, wild card narcotics officers Marcus (Martin Lawrence) and Mike (Will Smith) are in a bind. Their career dope bust has just been robbed from the station, and their only hope of finding it is the witness to a murder. However, circumstances get complicated when the two are forced to switch roles, and family man Marcus has to become swinging bachelor Mike for 72 hours.

    The plot of the movie is fairly weak, centering around the drug bust and the cops' efforts to protect the witness, find the dope, and (shock and awe) keep Internal Affairs off their backs. However, the plot is not the reason to see the movie. For the reason, just look to the stars.

    The same spirit of banter and hen-pecking that made the Lethal Weapon series so enjoyable is given a fresh coat of paint, and a couple of fresh voices. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence snap, crackle, and explode on screen, whether their shooting the bad guys or just firing pot shots at each other. While Lethal Weapon showed us the friction between a fresh pair of partners, Bad Boys shows us two cops who have been together six years, and know just how to get on each other's nerves.

    But even with the snappy humor that Lawrence and Smith bring to the screen, the movie rides on wheels of action. Micheal Bay has become synonymous with action movies, and Bad Boys is the reason why. In his directorial debut, Bay uses swift camera moves, scenic pans, and judicious slow motion, fusing elements of John Woo and MTV to create a fresh take on gunplay and car chases. Although he lacks Woo's finesse in creating bullet ballets, Bay definitely knows how to keep a film's pace going, and Bad Boys does just that.

    Sure, the movie's not perfect. The plot is sometimes laughably flawed, and the real Miami PD wouldn't put with half the crap that Smith and Lawrence pull, but the movie is enjoyable nontheless, focusing on character conflict and balls-out adrenaline to keep the audience entertained. Combined with a solid cast of character actors (Joe Pantoliano ROCKS), and Bad Boys is summer entertainment at its funnest. ... Read more


    4. Shanghai Triad
    Director: Yimou Zhang
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Chilling
    Critics have tended to give this film the thumbs down finding it a bit to commercial. The director Zhang Yimou is better known for dramatic social realist type films, such as raise the Red Lantern.

    However Shaghai tried gets you in from the moment it starts. The opening scene shows Gong Li the star belting out a number in a way that exudes sex and style. The film is seen through the eyes of a young boy who is sent by his family to work with a criminal gang. His first job is to serve the Gong Li character.

    An attempt is made on the life of the mob boss and the characters have to move to a small island to set a trap for those who pursue them. A trap which works all too well.

    The film is an extremely effective gangster film. Probably it is effective because such films set in a western context have explored every known configuration of cliches so that it is necessary to move to another culture to make the genre work. However work it does, the film is chilling and the final resolution is unexpected.

    Part of the attraction of the film apart from the ability of the director to create atmosphere is the performance of Gong Li who is as ever astounding.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A DVD zone GONG LI
    I'm not so sure that SHANGHAI TRIAD is Zhang Yimou's best movie, I personally prefer the drama HAPPY TIMES. But, what is certain, is that Gong Li gave in this movie one of her most luminous interpretations. The musical score and the singing acts of SHANGHAI TRIAD are a sufficient reason to keep the movie in one's library.

    Beware, SHANGHAI TRIAD is not your regular action film. The scenes that would have been the highlight of an european or an american movie such as the attack of the Tang headquarter or the siege of the island where the boss of the Tang family have retired, are deliberately absent of the movie or just evoked by shadows.

    So let's enjoy the always interesting descriptions of the Chinese psychology that reach their highest point in the last scenes of SHANGHAI TRIAD when the gang boss Tang rubs out for a while his eternal smile and condemns the traitors to an inhuman death. Absolutely chilling since the execution of the sentence, that concerns two of the main characters of the film, will not be shown to us.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I LIKE THIS MOVIE
    OH THE MOVIE IS VERY GOOD,YOU NEVER SEEN,IT IS BETTER THEN HAPPY TOGETHER.YOU HAVE TO SEE.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great
    I'm not much for the style of Chinese movies. Many of them are just overly dramatized to the point where it's somewhat funny. Nevertheless, I do check on IMDB for the highest rated ones and watch them in hopes of finding a gem. This one one of those gems.

    5-0 out of 5 stars "You will die as white as a lily."
    The film, "Shanghai Triad" from Chinese director, Yimou Zhang, is a week in the life of 14 year-old Shuisheng Tang--a country boy who is sent from the provinces to live in decadent Shanghai in the 30s as a servant to a glamourous nightclub singer named Bijou (Li Gong). Bijou is the beautiful, spoiled, petulant, bored mistress of "The Boss"--arguably the most powerful man in Shanghai and head of the Tang family triad. Bijou, who is prone to unpredictable temper tantrums, isn't thrilled to have yet another member of the Tang family in her presence, and so Shuisheng becomes the recipient of Bijou's sporadic cruelty and spiteful mirth.

    Shuisheng is told by his Uncle Lui that the Boss surrounds himself with Tang family members, and serving "Miss" is Shuisheng's chance to be "somebody" in Shanghai. Uncle Liu instructs Shuisheng--and tells him basically--that a servant is to be unobtrusive, subservient and the recipient of whatever treatment is doled out.

    It's clear that Shuisheng has landed in the middle of a very bad situation, and he is both fascinated and terrified by the exquisitely beautiful Bijou. Although Shuisheng actually has very few lines in this film, his feelings are mirrored in his eyes. As a servant, he can't express his feelings or even show them, but his eyes never lie. His situation is complicated by his Uncle's obsequience that covers only contempt for Bijou. Shuisheng isn't really capable of the sort of duplicity his Uncle has mastered.

    While Shuisheng's is fascinated with Bijou, he isn't mature enough to analyze her behaviour--that's for the viewer to do. She is obviously a bitterly unhappy woman--nothing more or less than a exotic pet kept in a gilded cage by a man old enough to be her grandfather. Her unhappiness shows in her random cruelties, and in the humilation she suffers from being Tang's mistress. The Boss may have installed her in a beautiful home, but she's there to serve--only as long as the Boss wills it, and she may be a nightclub singer, but her songs are picked for her, and the Boss troops his friends to her performances so they can envy him. As the precariousness of Bijou's situation becomes clearer, she becomes a more sympathetic character.

    "Shanghai Triad" is not widely accepted as Yimou Zhang's best film (with Li Gong), and indeed it is not an easy thing for me to select an Zhang/Gong collaboration as my absolute favorite--"Ju-Dou," "Raise the Red Lantern," "Red Sorghum"--other Zhang films which star Li Gong--are all perfect, unforgettable films--no argument there. However, of them all, "Shanghai Triad" has a special appeal for me. It is the character of Bijou and the relationship she has with Shuisheng that makes "Shanghai Triad" my favourite Yimou Zhang film. Critics blasted "Shanghai Triad" for containing too many scenes with Li Gong singing. I thought the nightclub scenes were integral to the story, and I didn't consider this overdone. Seeing the beautiful Li Gong dressed up in rather ridiculous outfits singing rather pathetic little songs that pleased the Boss served to underscore her position as the 'pet'--she performed only to please, and amuse, and then her use was ended. There is a sort of inevitability to this film, and the sense of the inescapable and hopelessness of one's fate looms throughout the film. Visually, the film was stunning. Some of the photography--especially in the island scenes--were some of the best I've ever seen--displacedhuman. ... Read more


    5. Killing Zoe
    Director: Roger Avary
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    From the Creators of RESERVOIR DOGS and PULP FICTION.AnAmerican safecracker named Zed (Eric Stoltz) is summoned to Paris by hischildhood buddy, Eric (Jean-Hugues Anglade), to help pull a Bastille Daybank heist.Dreams of easy money quickly evaporate when the heist goessour and Eric transforms into a psychotic, drug-crazed sociopath.Thishighly controversial first film by Academy Award(r) -winning filmmakerRoger Avary* was an instant cult classic and fast became the barometerby which Generation X gauged its own nihilism.Killing Zoe is a "mustown" dark vision that drags exploitation, kicking and screaming, intothe realm of art house cinema - neither will ever be the same.*1995,Best Original Screenplay, PULP FICTION ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Has flaws, but I love it anyway
    I'm giving this film 5 stars despite some small things some folks would consider flaws in the film. I am still giving it 5 stars because it happens to be a film I keep watching over and over again, and I never get tired of a single scene in the whole flick.
    Jean-Hughes Anglade and Eric Stoltz are perfect together as old childhood friends out to rob a Federal bank in France on Bastille Day.
    Here are the reasons why I love this movie. It really has a lot packed into it. It has a ton of humor, though much of it is dark humor. The extended drug use scene and tour of Paris must be about as close as you can come to honestly portraying being high on film. The pace of the action never slows down, and each scene consistently draws me in. There are a whole bunch of little original ideas and surprises thrown in that makes the film always interesting.
    Memorable moments: the dead cat in the hallway, "riding the dragon", the monkey and Billie Holiday, viking films, Ron Jeremy, the ex-con joke, Eric pondering the next move.....
    If you like anything by Tarantino, then you owe it to yourself to check this out. Honestly, I come back to watch this far more often than I do anything by QT.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Better than Reservoir Dogs
    Roger Avary is the true talent behind Quentin Tarantino (at least according to NBK producer Jane Hamsher) and his first solo job is impressive, if a bit slow. The main heist doesn't really get going until the halfway point. But it's really a character study, anyway.

    Zed (Eric Stoltz) is called by Parisian buddy Eric (Jean-Hugues Anglade) to help him break into a reserve bank vault on Bastille Day, one of the few banks open on that day.

    Zed falls for a student/escort supplied to him through a cab driver, takes several recreational drugs with Eric and his friends (including Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp), and wakes up the next morning, not quite ready for the job. The job keeps Zed downstairs surrounded by the noise of the drill, so he never notices that things go very wrong.

    And who happens to have a part-time job at the bank?

    Avary is quoted as saying that producer Lawrence Bender (Pulp Fiction) called him up and said he had a bank set free for a few weeks, did he have a script involving a bank he wanted to film? Avary said yes, he did. Then he wrote one...this.

    Comparisons to Reservoir Dogs are inescapable (even on the video box), but the two films are very different, although similarly dark in tone. I think this one is actually better.

    1-0 out of 5 stars I wish I was Zoe!
    I wish I was Zoe so that someone would have killed me before I started watching this drivel.
    This film was reccomended to me and all I can say is I'm glad I didn't pay to see it.
    Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender produced this. I must admit, I find that very hard to believe. Not because of the slow pace, crappy story and characters (Although that is surprisng for those two) but it's the incredible lack of money that surprised me most of all. Don't get me wrong on this, I don't care if a film is made on pennies. BUT IT HAS TO BE GOOD.
    Robert Rodrigiez made El Mariachi on seven thousand dollars. This looks like it was made on seven cents.
    I personally think that this film was no more than one of Tarantino's old Video archives buddies asking for a bit of money to make a film. Tarantino being the nice guy that he supposedly is, not to mention a film addict, was curious to see what his friend would produce. Now it went one of two ways.
    Either Tarantino and Bender gave him the money and left him to do the whole thing on his own without any tip offs, or the guy just kept all the money, went to the local supermarket to pick up a crappy video camera (cos that's what it looks like) and shot the film without a care in the world eagerly awaiting the rap party.
    Anyway I f you find all this hard to believe (Just like I did) then get hold of this and find out yourself. But make sure you do yourself a favour and when you start to get incredibly bored, turn the film off. Take my advice, It doesn't get any better.

    I would be surprised if Lawrence Bender and Quentin Tarantino didn't agree with me!

    5-0 out of 5 stars craziness
    You guys are nuts. Killing Zoe may not be the bank robbery film that Heat is, but it has many more aspects to it, namely gratuitous sex, drugs, and violence. Yes, the bathroom scene is a little much, and the movie is unrealistic. But if you're going to movies to experience realism, what's the point? Just walk outside. Killing Zoe is a perfect distraction for any of you out there who, like me, are to entrenched in reality to fly to Europe and take heroin for the first time the night before a bank robbery you didn't plan for at all. I'm personally insulted by the stupidity that would be necessary to call this movie predictable, simply because I didn't anticipate it was possible for such a level of it to exist and I hate it when I realize that dumb people still have the capability of suprising me. This movie is a classic.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Killing The Audience
    Predictable from the first 5 minutes into the movie. Overdone plot about a robbery gone wrong and the safe-cracker hero who has a heart. Nothing original here except for scenes so vulgar and tasteless that it would make Howard Stern turn in disgust.

    The script is nil and the acting less than stellar. The conincidences purposefully placed in the film to support the plot are too great to be credible and the action too dull to keep it interesting. I frankly could have done without the grotesque heroin-induced sodomy scenes. Watch "Heat" instead if you want to see a great bank heist film. Don't waste your time or money on this one, it's a sleeper at best: A negative rating is called for. ... Read more


    6. Bad Boys / Bad Boys II
    Director: Michael Bay
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    Bad Boys
    Slick to a fault, this glossy action flick takes place in sunny Florida, where Martin Lawrence and Will Smith play two cops--one married with kids, the other a swinging bachelor. The two are forced to trade places to foil criminal mastermind Fouchet (Tchéky Karyo) who has stolen $100 million worth of heroin from a police lockup. Violent, illogical, and filled with wall-to-wall profanity, Bad Boys was the last film produced by the hit-making team of Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer before Simpson's untimely death, and marked the directorial debut of Michael Bay who followed up with The Rock. Bad Boys will be of interest to action buffs and fans of Téa Leoni, who makes one of her early screen appearances in the central supporting role. --Jeff Shannon

    Bad Boys II
    No one goes to a movie directed by Michael Bay for delicacy and grace; you go because Michael Bay (Armageddon, The Rock) knows how to make your bones rattle during a high-speed chase when a car flips over, spins through the air, and smacks another car with a visceral crunch. Bad Boys II fulfills this expectation and then some. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence may be mere puppets amid all this burning rubber and shrieking metal, but they actually provide a human core to the endless cascade of car wrecks and gunfights. Their easy rapport makes their personal problems--a running joke is Lawrence's attempts at anger management--as engaging as the sheer visual hullabaloo of bullets and explosions. The plot is recycled nonsense about drug lords and dead bodies being used to smuggle drugs, but orchestration of violence is symphonic. If that's your thing, then this is for you. --Bret Fetzer ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Bad to the Bone
    The bad boys series are great with popcorn, a beer and a couple of friends to watch it with. Action, comedy, explosions, probably not the chick flick you want to watch with the significant other. The dynamic between Martin Lawrence and Will Smith is great and makes up for any holes in the story. I hope they make this a trilogy!

    5-0 out of 5 stars You know you'll buy this movie
    These movies are the best ever. Bad Boys 1 has a better story and 2 has hell of better action scenes. The bad thing about the second is that the story really sucked. Its still a good buy though. If you like movies, youll love this.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Action and Excitment
    Good movie for explosions and shoot-outs, and the humor is solid between Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Not much else there tho, and the story is kind of corny and far-fetched. Sounded great on the home theater though, and was fun to watch. ... Read more


    7. Amateur
    Director: Hal Hartley
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    A crackpot ex-nun who writes pornographic short stories crosses paths with an amnesiac wandering the streets of New York City. When they set out to uncover his identity, they come face to face with his unsavory past – including a vengeful porno actress and ruthless corporate assassins hot on their trail. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece
    Restraint wrings our emotion. Jumping up and down can express joy, but a perfect ballet segment will convey ecstasy so complete the dance pratically creates it. Subtlety often can explode emotions larger than realism.

    Hal Hartley understands this. The characters in his film do not talk like real people. Their speech is subdued, flat, and usually bluntly honest. Their small words carry mountains of meaning.

    Most mystery films focus on the identity of the bad guy. This film instead chooses to explore the bad guy's identity. The film opens with him laying unconscious on a cobblestone street. He awakes but has no idea who he is. With this premise, the audience always knows who the bad guy is. He is in almost every frame of the feature. The rest of the film sets about discovering who the bad guy is.

    I'm avoiding the film's plot. Telling too much about this film steals many of its pleasures, although I have enjoyed it each of the ten times I have seen it. Most scenes are arranged as artfully as a painting, the actors understand and enlarge Hartley's vision, and the music, ranging from Liz Phair to Pavement, is excellent.

    This film may well be the best the ninties have to offer. Hartley's own Simple Men is one of the only other real contenders.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Gets better with repeated viewings
    Like all Hal Hartley films (I've seen Flirt and Henry Fool, but neither are as good as Amateur), this is a decidedly odd and mannered movie. The first time I saw it, the far-fetched plot and stilted characterizations are a bit unnerving. This is an ambitious project--Hartley explores the fall of man (an event which literally precedes the film) and original sin in the context of an off-kilter Manhattan thriller. There are some hilariously delivered deadpan one-liners (Martin Donovan: "You're a nyphmomanic and you've never had sex? How could that be?" Isabelle Huppert: "I'm choosy.") But the heart of the movie revolves around the title, and how, try as we might, we cannot escape who we are--Hartley seems to suggest that humanity's flaws are indelible, and despite the guises we might adopt, we are only novices. Amateur ranks low on entertainment value (see Air Force One instead), but a great thinking person's film: brainy, sly, somber, and at times (especially the ending), heartbreaking. Hartley's beguiling screenplay unravels its original insights upon repeated viewings, and it makes the effort worthwhile.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Hartley Ever
    This is my favorite Hal Hartley film, several of the scenes do not fail to bring a tear to my eye or give me a feeling of frisson and I saw it for the first time in 1995. I think that should say it all.

    Purist Hartley fans seem to believe that Trust is the quintessential Hartley, and while I agree that the film is great, Amateur has a much more complicated plot and explores more complicated issues.

    The film is all about ontology. What is the nature of being? Can one change? What is memory? Is there an essential nature to existence or is existence mutable depending on experience?

    Don't think, however, this is some weird indie/foreign flick heavy on the meaning. Hartley manages to pose all of the above questions within a film that is quirky and funny and deadpan and sad and wonderful all at the same time.

    Yes, I know this man.

    4-0 out of 5 stars The mark of Hal (Hartley)
    Here's the trademark Hartley quirkiness that fuses bullets with uncertainty, a fried-brain accountant and two sexy women, semi-stagey dialogue and neatly dressed corporate hit men. Here's Parker Posey in a small role, Michael Imperioli (of The Sopranos) in a smaller one, and Martin Donovan as the amnesiac lead male who gets involved with Isabelle Huppert's character, an ex-nun who's turned to writing porno fiction--unfortunately, bad enough to make her publisher reject her work.

    And here's Elina Lowensohn as well as a porno actress who wants out of her tawdry (though well-paying) life, whose sad eyes and possible death wish clash with her overly sensuous demeanor. How can all these disparate elements, you ask, ever possibly blend into a whole?

    An excellent question. In Hartley's film, they do and they don't. Nobody really knows anything for sure; everyone here is an amateur at life, trying to figure out what to do next--or not knowing how to do anything next. Thomas (Martin Donovan's character) can't remember his name or what he did in the past. Isabelle (Huppert's character) knows intuitively she's linked to Sofia (Elina Lowensohn's role) but she doesn't know how. The accountant, Edward (Damian Young) seems self-assured until he has his brains fried and then he's completely unpredictable.

    There's shooting and torture and a little love making. There's uncertainty or puzzlement around every corner. We never really know a whole lot, Hartley's saying, and because of that, you could, in fact, meet a porno-loving ex-nun. You could be an accountant whose neat orderly life is scrambled into violent outbursts and uncontrollable behavior. You could wind up becoming a man who doesn't remember his name and makes some effort to find out what it is, but not enough to discover it.

    So is this a coherent film? Hartley is interested more in character than coherence. Structure is not as important as how people actually impact each other, how they impinge on each other's lives. It is, he says, this random colliding of personalities that determines what will happen; people are so complex and so full of possibilities that things just...happen as a result of them being brought together.

    Once the viewer accepts this perspective, everything falls into place. Or randomly shifts into place--falling here, rising there, making a jagged turn when you least expect it.

    This is less satisfying than Hartley's masterpiece Henry Fool, but it is nevertheless a very intriguing film and definitely worth seeing.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An amateur rewiew
    I was channel-surfing when I landed on IFC showing a "comedy-drama" called Amateur. It was nearly an hour in, and there was this scene of these two geeky accountant types arguing about the merits of various cell-phones while using the wires from a floorlamp to electrocute a Christopher Lloyd look-alike. High-concept, but decidedly "B", I thought. But as the movie progressed, I began to notice the deliberation that led to the quirky stagger of the film. The style itself was saying things that the action couldn't begin to convey. This was high art! And it was funny in an intentionally-unintentional way.
    The plot, about an ex-nun who now writes bad pornography, a porn queen with a grudge, and an ex-pornongrapher with amnesia, each searching for their identity, is interesting, but it doesn't begin to tell of the impressive stylishness of this movie. Amateur sucks you in like Beckett mixed with "letters to Penthouse", and leaves you satisfied on both accounts. If this sounds good to you, you should check it out. It shows on IFC quite frequently. Oh also, this movie turned me into a freak for Elina Lowensohn. ... Read more


    8. The Way of the Gun/Killing Zoe
    Director: Roger Avary
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    9. Blood Ties
    Director: Jim McBride
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good as vampire movies go
    Let's face it, if you're a fan of the genre, you know that most vampire movies suck (no pun intended). This one doesn't. It's actually pretty good, especially if you like a view that's sympathetic to the vampires. The vampires in this movie are a subspecies of humans, with their own society and laws. Sounds sort of like Kindred, The Embraced, doesn't it? It even has the stylish old-world vampires at odds with the younger, rebel vampires. It also has the beautiful blonde human reporter who's in love with one of the vampires. The movie has some good twists, attractive women, cool settings...and it's entertaining.

    4-0 out of 5 stars I Love This Movie!
    This is one of the few vampire movies I could watch again and again. It's not very gory but it's very entertaining nonetheless. It stars Jason London, and he plays his role as that of vampire-who-doesn'-t know-he's-a-vampire very well. Blood Ties has its very funny moments as well (I'm not sure they were supposed to be that funny...). Get this movie today. Happy watching!

    3-0 out of 5 stars Views more like a murder drama than a vampire movie...
    Frankly, I'm surprised it even got an R rating. The story isn't half bad, except they break the cardinal rule that vampires can't exist in the daylight. In most ways they don't even seem like vampires--just a strange branch of humanity who can feed on blood when riled enough. Anyway, don't expect any nudity. What scenes there are could probably be boadcast without censorship, in my opinion. The violence must be what makes it restricted, but again compared to most vampire movies of today, the violence is very tame.

    If you're looking for a borderline R vampire flick to watch with teen members of the family, this is it. Enjoy the tale. But, hardcore horror fans will think this extremely disappointing....

    5-0 out of 5 stars "Only Revenge Is Sweeter Than Blood"
    "Blood Ties" begins in Anchor, Texas, where three S.C.A.V. (Southern Coalition Against Vampirism) members murder a teen's parents and shoot the young man (Cody Puckett, played by Jason London) with a crossbow before setting the house on fire. Luckily he escapes--or rather, the Amish-looking trio allow him to get away so they can follow him to "the others".

    Wounded, 17-year-old Cody seeks the rich, corrupted Uncle Eli Chelarin (Patrick Bauchau) in Long Beach, California. Here Cody meets a few other relatives: Butcherbird "Butch" Vlad (Salvator Xuereb), Eli's rebellious nephew and the apparent leader of the Shrikes (the young troublemakers of the family, which Cody becomes a part of); Harry Martin, aka Harlevon Martinesque (uncertain spelling; played by Harley Venton), another one of Eli's nephews, as well as a reporter for the 'Long Beach Post-Gazette' and Cody's "guardian"; and Celia (Michelle Johnson), Eli's younger halfsister and lover. She's also Harry's occasional lover, which, by the way, if you hadn't noticed, makes her his half-aunt. Grossed out? Then you may not want to watch this one, because there's more incest involving cousins. Nothing graphic though.

    In the movie, Harry is one of the leading characters who is trying to track down these "vampire" hunters before they can hurt anyone else. His semi-assistant is D.A. Amy Lauren (Kim Johnston Ulrich), who had tried to put Butch in jail at the beginning of "Blood Ties", but failed because of Eli's monetary charm. Amy's more of a blond-haired-blue-eyed sexual distraction for Harry, though, than any real help.

    Although "Blood Ties" is essentially a vampire/horror movie, it doesn't rely on fangs or other vampire myths at all. It's more of a tongue-in-cheek soap opera drama with a hint of vampirism that's more racially charged than scary. This is noticeable in how the word "vampire" is considered a derogatory term, even though that's what they are; "Carpathian" is the appropriate term. Another example of racial undertones in this movie is when the redheaded Western Regional S.C.A.V. member (Grace Zabriskie) spouts off how terrible it is to have to sit with "one of them" on the bus or be with one in the same room. She continues by saying the "vampires" sole purpose is to steal other people's spouses, jobs, parking spaces, etc. Concerning "vampires" it sounds absurd, I know, but realize there's more to this movie than just cursory blood and guts, although the violence is quite tame and nonexistent compared to today's standards. There is some bloodletting, but no graphic vein-ripping, limb-tearing scenes here.

    Sure, it's pretty cheesy at times too, i.e., the choreographed dancing of the Shrikes, but "Blood Ties" wasn't meant to be a serious film. It had aired back in May of 1991 on Fox as a pilot, but apparently it didn't take as a series. I remember watching it back then and pretty much fell in love with it at first viewing since it combines my two favorite genres (horror and comedy) and spotlights "vampires" (my favorite type of monster). I simply can't wait for the DVD version to come out this June!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Another fresh twist on the vampire theme
    Excuse me -- not "vampire"! That's an ugly word, a slur. These folks preferred to be called "Carpathian -Americans," thankyouverymuch.

    And most of what you've heard about ... Carpathians ... is untrue. Wild, exaggerated, ugly tales. (Except the thing about liking the taste of blood. That's true. But that was long ago. They're civilized now. Didn't _your_ ethnic ancestors do some pretty gross things hundreds of years ago?)

    "Blood Ties" looks at an extended clan of, uh, Carpathian-Americans as just another group of immigrants, living in Long Beach, CA. There's the first generation -- conservative, with strong ties to the old country and the old ways. The second generation -- assimilationist, more "American" in their thinking. And the young third generation -- rediscovering their heritage, militantly proud of it, and a little bit spoiled.

    These immigrants, however, are also victims of prejudice and hate ... which turns deadly ... There are "vampire hunters" abroad, and they are the bad guys.

    Suspenseful, sexy, sometimes humorous and maybe even thought-provoking. I don' t think this was exactly a big-budget movie, but it was very entertaining. I wish it could have become a TV series. And I loved the "Carpathian" music -- especially the tune that plays at the beginning and ending. I wish I could get a recording of it. ... Read more


    10. Bad Boys (Superbit Collection)
    Director: Michael Bay
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    The Superbit titles utilize a special high bit rate digital encoding process which optimizes video quality while offering a choice of both DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. These titles have been produced by a team of Sony Pictures Digital Studios video, sound and mastering engineers and comes housed in a special package complete with a 4 page booklet that contains technical information on the Superbit process. By reallocating space on the disc normally used for value-added content, Superbit DVDs can be encoded at double their normal bit rate while maintaining full compatibility with the DVD video format. ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars "Lawrence and Smith Are The Bad Boys of Comedy"
    Hilariously enjoyable as any black comedy and full of fast paced action, "Bad Boys," as a 'slick flick,' stars Martin Lawrence as Marcus Burnett and Will Smith as Mike Lowrey playing two cops who fall on to the trail of millions of dollars of Heroin stolen by a criminal mastermind named Fouchet (Tcheky Karyo) and try to recover it as well as rescue Julie Mott (Tea Leoni) who is also involved. Personal matters appear to Marcus Burnett who is obsessed with getting "quality time" with his wife Theresa (Theresa Randle) and almost loses his marriage when he is forced to switch names and use Mike Lowrey in front of Julie. The comedy works unmistakeably well, however, the only mistakes I find in here are the heavy profanity and the violence used. But I keep saying this to myself, how can you pardon the profanity if it works well with the script? Oh well. Don Simpson-Jerry Bruckheimer Films/Columbia Pictures, 1995, Rated R for intense violent action and persuasive strong language.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The first film in hopefully a trilogy and bruckheimer's best
    Don Simpson and legendary action producer Jerry Bruckheimer who almost surpasses Joel Silver in what he put's on the screen,
    and at this time first time director Michael Bay who also helmed
    the much bigger and from the looks badder sequel Bad Boys 2.Get's
    down and dirty for Bad Boys the first flim of this series wich
    teams Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.100 million in confiscated
    heroin has been hijacked from Miami Police the pride bust of DEA
    and Narc agent's Mike Lowry(Will Smith)who is a stylish single
    and full of money and his partner Marcus Burnett(Martin Lawrence)
    ,a family man who want's quality family time could not be any more
    oppisite , but if they don't work together to find out about the
    whereabouts of the missing heroin it will shut down the narcotics
    of the Miami Police Department but when a drug kingpin played by
    Tcheky Karyo kills a freind of Mike Lowry's with a witness spying
    on the murder it becomes personal for Mike.But they must do all
    they can to protect Julie(Tea Leoni) before she is killed by the
    kingpins henchmen even if Mike Lowry and Marcus Burnett trade
    places to protect her but they will also have to fight a drug war
    in order for them to recover the stolen drugs and save Julie's life.

    An explosive first entry in the series in hopfully a trilogy wich would be very weird on Bruckheimer's part of taking the
    advantage of making his first trilogy.Explosive action , car
    chases , unbeleivable stunts and the like wise teaming of Will
    Smith and Martin Lawrence who without there chemistry added to
    the film would be no sequel and just and ordinary action film
    but there Mel Gibson and Danny Glover like appeal makes this film set afire as one of the best films Bruckheimer has made
    Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer would only team one more
    time for The Rock before Simpson's untimely death , the highly
    anticipated bigger and badder sequel is due out this friday
    an awsome action film.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love this movie
    I love this movie. It is funny and action-packed. I just wish two could have copied the same formula. It had too much action. It made me dizzy.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Nevrer seen
    I have never seen this movie so it will get 4 stars need to get my boycott across to show this point

    4-0 out of 5 stars Something Old, Somthing New
    By the mid-nineties, the buddy cop action flick was not a new idea. Starting with 48 Hours and continuing with movies like Beverly Hills Cop and Lethal Weapon, the "cat and dog in a barrel" concept had been fairly played out. However, in 1995, a new director and some rising stars teamed up with the movie veterans behind Top Gun to create a new breed of action movie.

    In Bad Boys, wild card narcotics officers Marcus (Martin Lawrence) and Mike (Will Smith) are in a bind. Their career dope bust has just been robbed from the station, and their only hope of finding it is the witness to a murder. However, circumstances get complicated when the two are forced to switch roles, and family man Marcus has to become swinging bachelor Mike for 72 hours.

    The plot of the movie is fairly weak, centering around the drug bust and the cops' efforts to protect the witness, find the dope, and (shock and awe) keep Internal Affairs off their backs. However, the plot is not the reason to see the movie. For the reason, just look to the stars.

    The same spirit of banter and hen-pecking that made the Lethal Weapon series so enjoyable is given a fresh coat of paint, and a couple of fresh voices. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence snap, crackle, and explode on screen, whether their shooting the bad guys or just firing pot shots at each other. While Lethal Weapon showed us the friction between a fresh pair of partners, Bad Boys shows us two cops who have been together six years, and know just how to get on each other's nerves.

    But even with the snappy humor that Lawrence and Smith bring to the screen, the movie rides on wheels of action. Micheal Bay has become synonymous with action movies, and Bad Boys is the reason why. In his directorial debut, Bay uses swift camera moves, scenic pans, and judicious slow motion, fusing elements of John Woo and MTV to create a fresh take on gunplay and car chases. Although he lacks Woo's finesse in creating bullet ballets, Bay definitely knows how to keep a film's pace going, and Bad Boys does just that.

    Sure, the movie's not perfect. The plot is sometimes laughably flawed, and the real Miami PD wouldn't put with half the crap that Smith and Lawrence pull, but the movie is enjoyable nontheless, focusing on character conflict and balls-out adrenaline to keep the audience entertained. Combined with a solid cast of character actors (Joe Pantoliano ROCKS), and Bad Boys is summer entertainment at its funnest. ... Read more


    11. Killing Zoe
    Director: Roger Avary
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    An American safe cracker is summoned to Paris by a childhood buddy to help pull off a "can't fail"Bastille day bank robbery, but their dream of easy money quickly becomes a nightmare as his drug crazed friend looses control of the heist-and his mind-leading to a violent blood bath in the tradition of Reservoir Dogs.
    From the Creators of Pulp Fiction and True Romance.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Has flaws, but I love it anyway
    I'm giving this film 5 stars despite some small things some folks would consider flaws in the film. I am still giving it 5 stars because it happens to be a film I keep watching over and over again, and I never get tired of a single scene in the whole flick.
    Jean-Hughes Anglade and Eric Stoltz are perfect together as old childhood friends out to rob a Federal bank in France on Bastille Day.
    Here are the reasons why I love this movie. It really has a lot packed into it. It has a ton of humor, though much of it is dark humor. The extended drug use scene and tour of Paris must be about as close as you can come to honestly portraying being high on film. The pace of the action never slows down, and each scene consistently draws me in. There are a whole bunch of little original ideas and surprises thrown in that makes the film always interesting.
    Memorable moments: the dead cat in the hallway, "riding the dragon", the monkey and Billie Holiday, viking films, Ron Jeremy, the ex-con joke, Eric pondering the next move.....
    If you like anything by Tarantino, then you owe it to yourself to check this out. Honestly, I come back to watch this far more often than I do anything by QT.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Better than Reservoir Dogs
    Roger Avary is the true talent behind Quentin Tarantino (at least according to NBK producer Jane Hamsher) and his first solo job is impressive, if a bit slow. The main heist doesn't really get going until the halfway point. But it's really a character study, anyway.

    Zed (Eric Stoltz) is called by Parisian buddy Eric (Jean-Hugues Anglade) to help him break into a reserve bank vault on Bastille Day, one of the few banks open on that day.

    Zed falls for a student/escort supplied to him through a cab driver, takes several recreational drugs with Eric and his friends (including Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp), and wakes up the next morning, not quite ready for the job. The job keeps Zed downstairs surrounded by the noise of the drill, so he never notices that things go very wrong.

    And who happens to have a part-time job at the bank?

    Avary is quoted as saying that producer Lawrence Bender (Pulp Fiction) called him up and said he had a bank set free for a few weeks, did he have a script involving a bank he wanted to film? Avary said yes, he did. Then he wrote one...this.

    Comparisons to Reservoir Dogs are inescapable (even on the video box), but the two films are very different, although similarly dark in tone. I think this one is actually better.

    1-0 out of 5 stars I wish I was Zoe!
    I wish I was Zoe so that someone would have killed me before I started watching this drivel.
    This film was reccomended to me and all I can say is I'm glad I didn't pay to see it.
    Quentin Tarantino and Lawrence Bender produced this. I must admit, I find that very hard to believe. Not because of the slow pace, crappy story and characters (Although that is surprisng for those two) but it's the incredible lack of money that surprised me most of all. Don't get me wrong on this, I don't care if a film is made on pennies. BUT IT HAS TO BE GOOD.
    Robert Rodrigiez made El Mariachi on seven thousand dollars. This looks like it was made on seven cents.
    I personally think that this film was no more than one of Tarantino's old Video archives buddies asking for a bit of money to make a film. Tarantino being the nice guy that he supposedly is, not to mention a film addict, was curious to see what his friend would produce. Now it went one of two ways.
    Either Tarantino and Bender gave him the money and left him to do the whole thing on his own without any tip offs, or the guy just kept all the money, went to the local supermarket to pick up a crappy video camera (cos that's what it looks like) and shot the film without a care in the world eagerly awaiting the rap party.
    Anyway I f you find all this hard to believe (Just like I did) then get hold of this and find out yourself. But make sure you do yourself a favour and when you start to get incredibly bored, turn the film off. Take my advice, It doesn't get any better.

    I would be surprised if Lawrence Bender and Quentin Tarantino didn't agree with me!

    5-0 out of 5 stars craziness
    You guys are nuts. Killing Zoe may not be the bank robbery film that Heat is, but it has many more aspects to it, namely gratuitous sex, drugs, and violence. Yes, the bathroom scene is a little much, and the movie is unrealistic. But if you're going to movies to experience realism, what's the point? Just walk outside. Killing Zoe is a perfect distraction for any of you out there who, like me, are to entrenched in reality to fly to Europe and take heroin for the first time the night before a bank robbery you didn't plan for at all. I'm personally insulted by the stupidity that would be necessary to call this movie predictable, simply because I didn't anticipate it was possible for such a level of it to exist and I hate it when I realize that dumb people still have the capability of suprising me. This movie is a classic.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Killing The Audience
    Predictable from the first 5 minutes into the movie. Overdone plot about a robbery gone wrong and the safe-cracker hero who has a heart. Nothing original here except for scenes so vulgar and tasteless that it would make Howard Stern turn in disgust.

    The script is nil and the acting less than stellar. The conincidences purposefully placed in the film to support the plot are too great to be credible and the action too dull to keep it interesting. I frankly could have done without the grotesque heroin-induced sodomy scenes. Watch "Heat" instead if you want to see a great bank heist film. Don't waste your time or money on this one, it's a sleeper at best: A negative rating is called for. ... Read more


    12. Bad Boys
    Director: Michael Bay
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    Slick to a fault, this glossy action flick takes place in sunny Florida, where Martin Lawrence and Will Smith play two cops--one married with kids, the other a swinging bachelor. The two are forced to trade places to foil criminal mastermind Fouchet (Tchéky Karyo) who has stolen $100 million worth of heroin from a police lockup. Violent, illogical, and filled with wall-to-wall profanity, Bad Boys was the last film produced by the hit-making team of Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer before Simpson's untimely death, and marked the directorial debut of Michael Bay who followed up with The Rock. Bad Boys will be of interest to action buffs and fans of Téa Leoni, who makes one of her early screen appearances in the central supporting role. --Jeff Shannon ... Read more

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    3-0 out of 5 stars "Lawrence and Smith Are The Bad Boys of Comedy"
    Hilariously enjoyable as any black comedy and full of fast paced action, "Bad Boys," as a 'slick flick,' stars Martin Lawrence as Marcus Burnett and Will Smith as Mike Lowrey playing two cops who fall on to the trail of millions of dollars of Heroin stolen by a criminal mastermind named Fouchet (Tcheky Karyo) and try to recover it as well as rescue Julie Mott (Tea Leoni) who is also involved. Personal matters appear to Marcus Burnett who is obsessed with getting "quality time" with his wife Theresa (Theresa Randle) and almost loses his marriage when he is forced to switch names and use Mike Lowrey in front of Julie. The comedy works unmistakeably well, however, the only mistakes I find in here are the heavy profanity and the violence used. But I keep saying this to myself, how can you pardon the profanity if it works well with the script? Oh well. Don Simpson-Jerry Bruckheimer Films/Columbia Pictures, 1995, Rated R for intense violent action and persuasive strong language.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The first film in hopefully a trilogy and bruckheimer's best
    Don Simpson and legendary action producer Jerry Bruckheimer who almost surpasses Joel Silver in what he put's on the screen,
    and at this time first time director Michael Bay who also helmed
    the much bigger and from the looks badder sequel Bad Boys 2.Get's
    down and dirty for Bad Boys the first flim of this series wich
    teams Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.100 million in confiscated
    heroin has been hijacked from Miami Police the pride bust of DEA
    and Narc agent's Mike Lowry(Will Smith)who is a stylish single
    and full of money and his partner Marcus Burnett(Martin Lawrence)
    ,a family man who want's quality family time could not be any more
    oppisite , but if they don't work together to find out about the
    whereabouts of the missing heroin it will shut down the narcotics
    of the Miami Police Department but when a drug kingpin played by
    Tcheky Karyo kills a freind of Mike Lowry's with a witness spying
    on the murder it becomes personal for Mike.But they must do all
    they can to protect Julie(Tea Leoni) before she is killed by the
    kingpins henchmen even if Mike Lowry and Marcus Burnett trade
    places to protect her but they will also have to fight a drug war
    in order for them to recover the stolen drugs and save Julie's life.

    An explosive first entry in the series in hopfully a trilogy wich would be very weird on Bruckheimer's part of taking the
    advantage of making his first trilogy.Explosive action , car
    chases , unbeleivable stunts and the like wise teaming of Will
    Smith and Martin Lawrence who without there chemistry added to
    the film would be no sequel and just and ordinary action film
    but there Mel Gibson and Danny Glover like appeal makes this film set afire as one of the best films Bruckheimer has made
    Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer would only team one more
    time for The Rock before Simpson's untimely death , the highly
    anticipated bigger and badder sequel is due out this friday
    an awsome action film.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Love this movie
    I love this movie. It is funny and action-packed. I just wish two could have copied the same formula. It had too much action. It made me dizzy.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Nevrer seen
    I have never seen this movie so it will get 4 stars need to get my boycott across to show this point

    4-0 out of 5 stars Something Old, Somthing New
    By the mid-nineties, the buddy cop action flick was not a new idea. Starting with 48 Hours and continuing with movies like Beverly Hills Cop and Lethal Weapon, the "cat and dog in a barrel" concept had been fairly played out. However, in 1995, a new director and some rising stars teamed up with the movie veterans behind Top Gun to create a new breed of action movie.

    In Bad Boys, wild card narcotics officers Marcus (Martin Lawrence) and Mike (Will Smith) are in a bind. Their career dope bust has just been robbed from the station, and their only hope of finding it is the witness to a murder. However, circumstances get complicated when the two are forced to switch roles, and family man Marcus has to become swinging bachelor Mike for 72 hours.

    The plot of the movie is fairly weak, centering around the drug bust and the cops' efforts to protect the witness, find the dope, and (shock and awe) keep Internal Affairs off their backs. However, the plot is not the reason to see the movie. For the reason, just look to the stars.

    The same spirit of banter and hen-pecking that made the Lethal Weapon series so enjoyable is given a fresh coat of paint, and a couple of fresh voices. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence snap, crackle, and explode on screen, whether their shooting the bad guys or just firing pot shots at each other. While Lethal Weapon showed us the friction between a fresh pair of partners, Bad Boys shows us two cops who have been together six years, and know just how to get on each other's nerves.

    But even with the snappy humor that Lawrence and Smith bring to the screen, the movie rides on wheels of action. Micheal Bay has become synonymous with action movies, and Bad Boys is the reason why. In his directorial debut, Bay uses swift camera moves, scenic pans, and judicious slow motion, fusing elements of John Woo and MTV to create a fresh take on gunplay and car chases. Although he lacks Woo's finesse in creating bullet ballets, Bay definitely knows how to keep a film's pace going, and Bad Boys does just that.

    Sure, the movie's not perfect. The plot is sometimes laughably flawed, and the real Miami PD wouldn't put with half the crap that Smith and Lawrence pull, but the movie is enjoyable nontheless, focusing on character conflict and balls-out adrenaline to keep the audience entertained. Combined with a solid cast of character actors (Joe Pantoliano ROCKS), and Bad Boys is summer entertainment at its funnest. ... Read more


    13. Grim
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    14. Grim
    Director: Paul Matthews (II)
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    Average Customer Review: 2.29 out of 5 stars
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    The calm and serenity of a sleepy suburb is totally destroyed when a blood-thirsty and gruesome creature known as "Grim" awakens from his subterranean slumber. What follows is a story of horrific magnitude as the monster cuts a chilling swath of certain death. Those that remain deperately race for their lives. ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars About a scary as an old sock
    This movie reeked. Not just of bad acting or plot, but it suffered the unfortunate disease known as cornymonsteritis. The monster in this movie, Grim, was less than scary, just kinda corny. This movie will tug at you in the night time, giving you equally corny nightmares. However, I decided to add one extra star since this movie had its share of gore and a few cool scenes. All in all, it still sucked!

    5-0 out of 5 stars GRIM or Chupacabra?
    Basically, I just like how he looks. This movie may be scary o most viewers, but the people who gave it a bad review always judge it on the production values. What do they know about production values. Acting is sometimes off, and this is totally better than Fright Night, Pumpkin Head, and Scream. This movie you have to think. Those of you who don't like to think during a movie will hate it. No this will not stimulate those old brain cells and boggle your minds. If you want something like that read a book, but if you want to have some dumb fun, and make fun of a film this is the one!

    1-0 out of 5 stars THE GRIM SLEEPER
    One word can sum up this movie: boring. Forget the lack of really good effects; acting; writing; direction. Forget the fact that the monster looks like an actor in heavy ineffectual makeup. I can accept cheesy horror movies, but none that are so boring as GRIM. The pacing is superlethargic, and the musical background atrocious. There were no scares, and only a few unintended laughs. Like where did Steve get the gong and hammer to play? And if Grim could walk through walls, how come he got clobbered by a collapse? Totally inane, and unfortunately, boring!

    5-0 out of 5 stars awe inpiring
    This is by far the greatest movie i have ever watched. Emmanuel is a great, action oriented hero with great one liner like "EASY!" and "OVER Here @$$hole!" And the late Kadamba was a very talented actress who deserves a nod from the grammy board. Grim, with his rock teleporting ability and great teeth, is one of the scariest monsters I have ever seen, just short of the horrifing Barbra Striesand (spelling?). And when Grim makes his Grim stew...well, its magic!

    1-0 out of 5 stars an unhappy viewer
    This film is one of the worst horror movies I have ever seen, it is not scary and not even amusing. I don't care that the monster looks fake but there was no suspense and the killings were too short. The film failed to explain where the monster came from or why it was killing people and the director didn't even seem to be able to distinquish night from day. The actors went into the caves in the middle of the day but when the monster came out not long after it was night time.

    The film was too frustrating to watch more than once and I wouldn't reccomend it to anyone. ... Read more


    15. Bad Boys/Bad Boys II
    Director: Michael Bay
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    16. Lewis & Clark & George
    Director: Rod McCall
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    Asin: B00004TBFV
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    Sales Rank: 21010
    Average Customer Review: 3.69 out of 5 stars
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    Description

    On a cross country search for gold, two escaped convicts pick up a sexy mute woman, and blaze through modern America leaving a wake of mayhem, hilarity and dead bodies in their path. ... Read more

    Reviews (13)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Rose gives the performance we've been waiting for.
    Although "The Doom Generation" was a wonderful start for Miss McGowan, this movie shows that she doesn't need to talk to what she wants. And Dan Gunther was pretty cool too.

    5-0 out of 5 stars ROSE McGOWAN DELIVERS!!!!!
    This is an awesome flick! Rose McGowan was by far the best part about this film! She was so good... I mainly saw this because of Rose, but it is a pretty good movie. Gunther was good too. If you like Rose, see this film! It was awesome!

    3-0 out of 5 stars "You gotta swear you won't kill nobody with these guns."
    Lots of indiscriminant murder and Rose McGowan behind the wheel of a pink 58' Olds with a cigar perched between her trademark red lips...what more could you ask for? You know, I love that girl but somebody finally figured out the real key to her intoxicatingly wicked charm is to keep her silent throughout the entire film. Just the hottest little demon from Hell homewrecker since Joan Crawford!(Spoiler alert) She has one line in the movie and it's worth waiting for, or maybe you'll just want to fast forward to the last scene to hear it for yourself. Her facial expressions and hand gestures are a lot more effective than the dialogue here anyway which is just downright stupid. I wish there was another word that better describes the pure dumbassity of this movie but there just ain't one.

    Salvator Xuereb was pretty cool as your "here we go again" dissasociated psychopath that broke out of prison with some computer nerd to go on a treasure hunt for gold. They even managed to weave in a tatooed dog, a hit man and a poisonous snake...OOOOOOHHHHHHH! Has it's moments, particularly when the tourists from NY stop to photograph one of our treasure hunters. That one had me rolling on the floor. If you like road movies you can probably somehow find the patience to sit through this one too. Made me hungry for "Love and a 45." 3 Fangs

    5-0 out of 5 stars She's bad, but she's NOT bad
    Did you like The Doom Generation? So did I, actually, I like it a bit more than a healthy person probably should. Rose was in that movie constantly, and she was, to put it kindly, quite vocal. I enjoyed this. So I couldn't imagine wanting to watch a movie in which she plays a "mute" - why watch a movie without that incredible voice? You know what's even better about Rose McGowan than her voice (hey, get your mind out of the gutter)? Her eyes. Guess how someone who is mute expresses themselves... with their eyes! Wow! The way she uses those eyes to reduce people to insect-status is incredible (guy... "Can you hear?" Rose's eyes... "You are an idiot" you... "whoa, those are great eyes"). So what can I say? Love Rose McGowan's eyes, love this movie. Don't love Rose McGowan's eyes, well, I can't comprehend such a thing, so I can't comment in that case.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Incredibly inept writing, acting and direction.
    An annoying trio of characters, an I'm-so-hip tone, atrocious writing and shooting, and a relentlessly smutty tone...this one, for me, didn't even quality as "bad is good". Not even worth the rental price. ... Read more


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