Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Running Scared **** (2006, Paul Walker) – Classic Movie Review 651

Paul Walker gets his toughest role as low-ranking crook Joey Gazelle, is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of the gun that killed a dirty cop in a drug-op gone bad. Filmed largely in […]

Jan, 08 · in Reviews

The Faculty **** (1998, Elijah Wood, Josh Hartnett, Bebe Neuwirth, Robert Patrick, Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris) – Classic Movie Review 650

A hottish young cast spur this cheeky, hip and edgy youth-appeal 1998 horror thriller from Robert Rodriguez, the director of Desperado and From Dusk Till Dawn, and Kevin Williamson, the writer of Scream and Scream […]

Jan, 08 · in Reviews

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later *** (1998, Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Adam Arkin) – Classic Movie Review 649

  The seventh Halloween movie from 1998 sees Jamie Lee Curtis back as Laurie Strode for the first time since Halloween 2 in 1981 to celebrate the original Halloween movie’s 20th birthday. As you no doubt […]

Jan, 08

Black Hawk Down **** (2001, Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor) – Classic Movie Review 648

Produced by the unexpected team of Jerry Bruckheimer and Ridley Scott, this Oscar-winning fact-based drama is based on the book by Mark Bowden. In his pounding, heart-stopping, all-action 2001 war epic, Brit director Ridley Scott […]

Jan, 08

Lucky Number Slevin **** (2006, Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman, Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Stanley Tucci) – Classic Movie Review 647

Just the right, cultish cast is assembled for this tough and brilliant 2006 thriller from Scottish director Paul McGuigan, best known for Gangster No 1 (2000), Wicker Park (2004) and Push (2009). Josh Hartnett is ideal as […]

Jan, 07

The Wedding Planner – Classic Film Review 646

Jennifer Lopez quits action movies for a nifty change of pace in 2001 as Mary Fiore, a lonely San Francisco woman employed to arrange people’s weddings, but has no love of her own. Until, that […]

Jan, 07

The Wedding Singer **** (1998, Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, Alexis Arquette) – Classic Movie Review 643

This delightful 1998 romantic comedy is arguably still Adam Sandler’s best movie, in which he profitably eschews his usual slapstick to play the title character, wedding singer Robbie Hart, who falls for waitress Julia Sullivan […]

Jan, 07



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