Derek Winnert

"The Review's Better Than The Film"

Meet the Fockers **** (2004, Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman) – Classic Film Review 489

Male nurse Gaylord ‘Greg’ Myron Focker (Ben Stiller) and his girlfriend Pam (Teri Polo) take his prospective parents (nutty ex-CIA agent Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) and nice wife Dina (Blythe Danner) to Florida to […]

Dec, 08 · in Reviews

Meet the Parents ***** (2000, Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, Owen Wilson) – Classic Movie Review 488

Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro make a wonderful comedy double act in this hysterically funny, laugh-a-minute 2000 farce to treasure and see over and over again. Male nurse Gaylord ‘Greg’ Myron Focker (Ben Stiller) […]

Dec, 08 · in Reviews

Zoolander **** (2001, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell) – Classic Movie Review 487

As unlikely rival supermodels, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson light up a hilarious spoof on the excesses of the male-model and fashion worlds. That funny bloke Ben Stiller directs as well as stars in this […]

Dec, 08

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy **** (2004, Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd) – Classic Movie Review 486

Will Ferrell stars as Ron Burgundy, San Diego’s number one super-smug Seventies TV news anchorman, who is dumped after he meets his match in dastardly female force of nature, ambitious would-be anchorwoman Veronica Corningstone (Christina […]

Dec, 08

Minority Report **** (2002, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton) – Classic Movie Review 484

Tom Cruise teams up with director Steven Spielberg in 2002 to play a ‘precognitive’ cop of the future, Detective John Anderton, who can predict murders and arrest the killers before they act. But then he’s […]

Dec, 07

The War of the Worlds ***** (1953, Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne) – Classic Movie Review 485

In one of his most famed film roles, Gene Barry stars as Dr Clayton Forrester in director Byron Haskin’s and producer George Pal’s winning if unsubtle adaptation from the novel by H G Wells. It […]

Dec, 07

The Terminal *** (2004, Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chi McBride) – Classic Movie Review 483

Director Steven Spielberg’s 2004 airport drama is fascinating and of course impeccably made. It’s warm hearted and amusing but it’s also rather lethargic, artificial and slightly lacking enough spontaneous charm. Real life is re-invented as a […]

Dec, 07

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