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Disturbing Behavior Review


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To be or not to be? That is the question. Or, at least, that is supposed to be the question. In the care of Disturbing Behavior, the question is rather what to be. One on hand, you have a fairly gripping psychological thriller. On the other, you have a teen moneymaking vehicle.

One may ask, why can't it be both? It can't be both because you just can't be a psychological thriller and a horror film. Sure, people have tried, but I haven't seen it yet, and dollars to doughnuts, I've probably seen more films than you. Unfortunately, the writer and director of Disturbing Behavior didn't quite get this.

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Gone In 60 Seconds (2000) Review


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You are Nicolas Cage. After clawing your way through B-movies to an Academy Award for Leaving Las Vegas, what do you do? You take part after part in a progressively worsening slate of action films (pausing only for the even worse melodrama City of Angels), bottoming out with Snake Eyes and 8MM. Your action career is at an obvious end. So do you go back to the drama you can pull off so well?

No! You take a role in Gone in 60 Seconds, and try to extend your movie muscle even further! Here's a movie that's pure, unabashed Hollywood: Randall "Memphis" Raines (Cage), in order to convince a mean criminal to spare the life of his brother (Giovanni Ribisi), must BLOW UP 50 cars in the next 72 hours!

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High Fidelity Review


Good
There's nothing more annoying than a music geek. You know, the kind of guy who hangs out in record stores reminiscing about Camper Van Beethoven, Stereolab, and the roots of Green Day.

As such, a movie full of music geeks may seem a little unbearable, and in a lot of ways, High Fidelity is. That it manages to often redeem itself is the biggest surprise in the movie, and not for the reasons you might think.

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Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) Movie Review

Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) Movie Review

You are Nicolas Cage. After clawing your way through B-movies to an Academy Award...

High Fidelity Movie Review

High Fidelity Movie Review

There's nothing more annoying than a music geek. You know, the kind of guy...

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