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The Scorpion King

June 30, 2003

 The Scorpion King

Dust off that loin cloth, string that mighty bow and rub on that baby oil – WWE Superstar The Rock stars in yet another Mummy spin-off, The Scorpion King. Not since Schwarzenegger in True Lies back in 1994 has Hollywood had a decent, blockbusting... 

Time Bandits

June 27, 2003

 Time Bandits

Handmade Films, controlled by the late great George Harrison, are responsible for a wealth of cheap cult classics. None more renowned, successful or full of short people as Gilliam’s Time Bandits. Ex Pythons Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam combined... 

The One

June 25, 2003

 The One

Daz settles down to watch a film where people battle it out with each other with the winner absorbing the other’s power, and the line ‘There can be only one’ is uttered. That’s right, it’s Jet Li in ‘The One’.... 

Runaway Jury

June 21, 2003

 Runaway Jury

The umpteenth John Grisham courtroom drama also happens to be one of the best, with Cusack, Hoffman and Hackman chewing the scenery like hungry dogs. You’d be forgiven for passing by Runaway Jury in the shops, thinking it was just another Grisham... 

Jurassic Park III

June 15, 2003

 Jurassic Park III

‘There is absolutely no force on this earth that would get me onto that island’ proclaimed Alan Grant when asked if he would travel to the island of Isla Sorna to study the habits of raptors up close. We all know he will, it’s just a... 

From Hell

June 12, 2003

 From Hell

We question the wisdom of giving Daz a film about Jack the Ripper, someone he has followed and idolised for years. We decided what the hell, let’s treat it as an experiment and see what he does. For some reason I’ve always had an interest... 

Blade II

June 7, 2003

 Blade II

In 1998 Blade became something of a surprise hit. Originally with Ice Cube down to play Blade, it was going to be a mediocre sized release with little in the way of expectations. Then Wesley Snipes became interested and the scale of the project rose. Blade... 

American Pie Box Set: The Complete Pie

June 4, 2003

 American Pie Box Set: The Complete Pie

Get yourself in the school dinner queue for a double helping of pie as American Pie 1 and 2 are released in a double disc set. But is this a veritable feast of a pie or just some stale leftovers from a long since devoured meal? American Pie follows in... 

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