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Rules of Engagement Review


Unbearable
The best thing about being a critic is getting to see unreleased films weeks and sometimes months before the general audience does. The toughest thing about being a critic is being subjected to the waste products of the movie industry, run by conglomerates that wouldn't know a Cronenberg film from a bottle of Heineken.

Rules of Engagement is one of these waste products: pulling together a great cast, a great story idea, and a great director, then letting it all fall apart into a mess of things I wouldn't even blame Joel Schumacher for.

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Body Parts Review


Terrible
Mild mannered head shrink gets in a car accident... and gets a new arm, courtesy of an executed serial killer. Try and imagine what happens next. Somehow, this awful horror movie is considered an independent film (despite being a Paramount product), but maybe that's just an excuse for the wretched performances and terrible story, which offers no surprises and only minimal thrills and chills.

Mission to Mars Review


Unbearable
Mission to Mars starts out with so much promise, it's hard to believe it could be anything but successful. The film has already taken a lot of flack for appearing to be a ripoff of 2001: A Space Odyssey, but maybe, I thought, it would transcend Kubrick's early sci-fi drama and put a new spin on things. Maybe blend it with a little Armageddon - you know, do the space movie right for once.

In 2020, the first manned mission to Mars is about to launch. Under the command of Luke Graham (Don Cheadle), the craft lands without a hitch, and within days they've made a startling discovery. A little radar probing turns up a strange metal just under the surface of Mars, and a mysterious disaster quickly wipes out the crew.

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Mission To Mars Review


Grim

Director Brian DePalma's career has been sustained by making audiences remember the one or two ingenious scenes he slips into his otherwise mediocre movies.

What do you remember about "Mission: Impossible?" The silent, ceiling-suspended computer room break-in and the bullet train finale, right?

Can you recall much of "The Untouchables," other than the "Battleship Potemkin"-styled shoot-out on the Grand Central Station staircase? Me either.

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