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1999 Stories by Hal Hinson

Archives: 1999
  • Calling Mount Olympus

    published August 26, 1999

    What is it they say -- that even a flea can reach Mount Olympus riding in Pegasus' mane? Well, in the case of the new Albert Brooks comedy... More >>

  • A Lead in Spite of Himself

    published August 12, 1999

    Filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger (Steve Martin), the lead character in the intermittently funny Hollywood satire Bowfinger, has a dream.... More >>

  • Loony Men

    published August 5, 1999

    In the highly competitive, dog-eat-dog world of the modern-day superhero in Mystery Men, the members of the group that eventually... More >>

  • TCA II

    published August 5, 1999

    One of our leading men's fashion magazines runs a column every month titled "What Were We Thinking?" to present a ludicrous photograph of a famous... More >>

  • There Goes the Bride

    published July 29, 1999

    Runaway Bride, the long-anticipated reunion of Pretty Woman stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, isn't a sequel, but it... More >>

  • The Enemy Is Us

    published July 17, 1999

    Arlington Road. Directed by Mark Pellington. Screenplay by Ehren Kruger. Starring Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, and Hope Davis. More >>

  • Fear and Desire

    published July 16, 1999

    Eyes Wide Shut. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, from a screenplay by Kubrick and Frederic Raphael, inspired by a novella by Arthur Schnitzler.... More >>

  • Fear and Desire

    published July 15, 1999

    Eyes Wide Shut. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, from a screenplay by Kubrick and Frederic Raphael, inspired by a novella by Arthur Schnitzler.... More >>

  • The Enemy Is Us

    published July 8, 1999

    Do you feel snug and secure in your cozy suburban life? Are you happy in your picture-perfect home, with your carefully manicured lawn, your kids,... More >>

  • Daddy Love

    published June 24, 1999

    The new Adam Sandler comedy, Big Daddy, isn't just the funniest movie of the summer, it's also the most improbable feel-good movie of the season.... More >>

  • Last Tango in Rome

    published June 17, 1999

    Bernardo Bertolucci's Besieged is a movie of enthralling visual poetry. Set almost entirely inside a ravishing Roman villa, it is a love story... More >>

  • Power Points

    published June 3, 1999

    In an early scene in Instinct, released by Touchstone, a division of Disney's Buena Vista Pictures, we're told that a brilliant primatologist... More >>

  • A Little Bit of Heaven

    published June 3, 1999

    Joy isn't a word that often comes to mind when thinking about the films of director Wim Wenders. But infectious, intoxicating joy is the emotion... More >>

  • The Great Caper Collapse

    published April 29, 1999

    Sean Connery has always been a terse, minimalist actor, spitting out his lines in tight bursts of Scottish brogue. But in Entrapment, the kingly... More >>

  • Murphy's So-Called Life

    published April 15, 1999

    Imagine, if you will, one of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby's classic road movies that never leaves the terminal, and you have pretty much described... More >>

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