2001 (Drama) Full Review
familiar with E. Annie Proulx's visceral scripting of lives
-not-so-ordinary-in-reality will be pleasantly coddled as
her Shipping News characters are brought to amazing life at
the hands of some our time's finest actors; Dame Judi Dench,
Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett and Kevin Spacey.
Snack recommendation: Plain Donuts, fried octopus tentacle
sandwiches and tea
2001 (Comedy/Drama) Full Review
Admittedly, my undying love for Kevin Spacey forbids me from
voicing my true opinion
But, I will say for those of
you who like telegraphed fluff-n-nutter complete with a Spielbergesque
soundtrack accenting every blatant metaphor that's been beaten
into your head until your sick with all the celluloid fructose
you'll love K-PAX.
Recommendation: Bananas (peeled for us Earthlings) and
Red Delicious apples
Kahuna- 2000 (Drama) Full Review
Too bad Kevin Spacey is this huge star now. Because if he
wasn't this movie would have received the accolades it truly
deserves. It is not another Buddy Ackerman ( from Swimming
W/Sharks- an older Spacey flick) as one half witted critic
spewed in some large paper. Did she see either movie
was my first thought.
Recommendation: Shrimp and cheese balls for us and high
protein/carb shakes for Mr. Spacey pleaseKev's looking
much to thin!.
Burham has developed the spine of a shrimp over the years.
He wants his life back. He wants to...feel again.
Have some fun again. Sniff. Even the semi-nude shots of Kevin
couldn't keep me out of this man Lester's head. Gosh, I waited
all these years to see this guy naked! But nooo he has to
be such a good actor the fantasy is ruined. Hmmm, Mr. Spacey's
got a definite evil streak. I think I'll drink some 151 rum
and watch it again. Snack recommendation:
Asparagus with butter sauce
Burly - 1999 (drama) Full
(Sean Penn) is a rude boy with so much (he thinks) to say,
and say and say and say! It's fun to watch him and his frolicking
friends suffer through their little lives. Mickey (Spacey)
is his clever well dressed roomie helping with the frolicking.
Mickolous even sleeps with Eddie's girlfriend--gosh he's a
swell friend! Oh, Mickey he's so fine, he's so fine he blows
my mind...OH MICKEY. Snack recommendation:
Moldy oranges and week old Hostess snowballs
Usual Suspects - Rated R, 1995. (mystery)
direction, plot-everything about Suspects is perfect.
Even a Baldwin bonus! Who is Keysor Soze? Devil? Myth? Linebacker
for the Turkish football team? Why does he leave little "Verbal"
Kint (Spacey) alive? Agent Kujan (Chazz Palminteri) wants
to know and is steadfast at bullying the "Verbmeister".
Gabriel Bynes is very Quintilianesque. Benicio Del Toro is
hysterical as Fenster-hardly audible--but...
Snack recommendation: Turkish taffy-it just
seems what "Verbal" would like.
with Sharks - Rated R 1995 (Dark Comedy)
a mesmerizingly clever movie. Na´ve L.A. newcomer, Guy (Frank
Whaley) tip-toes around a narcissistic, sex-crazed, totalitarian,
condescending boss named Buddy Ackerman (Spacey). The Budski's
a bit of a tyrant squared. He pushes the young Guy over the
edge (metaphorically speaking) and the fun begins. Buddy gets
a lesson bout a messin with the chick of a jealous
man. There's a wee bit o torture in here-hey, get over
it! Whatre you a woose? Snack recommendation:
Belvedere Martinis and take-out Sushi.
Adults - Rated R 1992 (Thriller)
Central! A seemingly Mr. Sauve Bolla, Eddie Otis (Spacey)
is really up to some mischief in this titillating little flick.
He wants his best friends wife, his best friend wants
his wife, Christmas carols and baseball bats. Whoa!
What the h-e-double hockey sticks is going on in this yuppified
thriller? Hmmm. Warning: the promised nudity is NOT repeat
NOT the right Kevin-it's Kevin Kline-figures! Snack
recommendation: Godiva chocolate dipped strawberries,
a bottle of Pouilly Fuisse, and a pack of Marlboro mediums.
. Confidential - Rated R. 1997 (Drama mystery)
a period piece. Men Galore! Jack Vencennes (Spacey) is an
ultra-hipster hell bent on makin a name for imself-well,
until a young "'swinger" gets rubbed out and it
eats at Jackos conscience. Down, down and down he goes.
There are several story lines running at once, but you can
handle it. Russell Crowe (an Aussie manly-man import) plays
a great woman protector. And Kim "I-got-a-Baldwin"
Bassinger plays a Veronica Lake doer of men for money. Snack
recommendation: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and a
Ref - Rated PG 1994 (Comedy)
poor Lloyd Chasseur (Spacey) wants is his award-winning dysfunctional
family to play nice for this years hell gig
Christmas dinner. However, en route from the marriage counselors,
he and his adoring wife, Caroline (a brilliant Judy Davis)
get hijacked by a wisecracking, gun totin, bad boy named
Gus (Denis "fun at parties" Leary). Let the mayhem
begin! Snack recommendation: Scandinavian
Rated R (Horror)
if Monkeys werent spooky enough-hey, I still need therapy
from the Planet of The Apes. Now theyve brought a body
eating airborne disease to California! In one particularly
terrifying scene we see a movie theater crammed with people
and some pig (human kind-not swine) coughs without covering
their mouth. The disease germs swirl through the air and kill
everyone! Thank you God, for the creation of VCRs. Casey (Spacey)
is one of the foul little monkey's nemesis turned victim.
A shallow girly-girl point: during Casey's death scene we
see an unclothed Spacey, with the life chokin out of
Cry or drool? Cry or drool? Life's little
dilemmas. Snack Recommendation: Well cooked,
well washed anything.
in the Garden of Good and Evil -Rated R 1997 (Mystery)
oh-so-charming underbelly of Savannah is extravagantly exposed
here. Jim Williams (Spacey) has his eye on a whole lot more
than precious antiques. When he is "forced" to kill
his boy-toy, Williams is ceremoniously thrust "out"
of his flamboyant closet. John Kelso (John "nice and
tall-yummy!" Cusack), helps dear old Williams wiggle
out of the death penalty via Voodoo and transvestites. Based
on a true story. Snack recommendation: Crawfish
and lite beer in a plastic cup.
Glenross - Rated PG 1992 (Drama)
cast is the creme de la creme of actors. It's well worth the
rental fee to see these masters at work-acting. Just
hang with these sad familiar men awhile - it'll grow on you.
No big special effects and dont expect a lot of scene
changes. Snack Recommendation: A bagged lunch.
for Richard - (Documentary)
"I really can't do anything wrong" Pacino ingeniously
weaves a movie around a lesson in Shakespeare's Richard The
3rd. Trust me, you may even like Shakespeare after
this. Spacey plays himself, and Buckingham the conniver.
Snack Recommendation: Shepherds Pie or Bangers
Negotiator - Rated R 1998 (Action)
only reason to see this is because Spacey and Samuel L. Jackson
converse together. Story sucks. Can you say "Generic
Action Movie 101" theater to the right. Snack
- Rated R 1995 (Horror)
Doe (Spacey) is evil-evil I tell ya! I was up for days. Brad
"effeminate" Pitt and Morgan "I'm always good,
in whatever I'm in" Freeman are also in this. I almost
lost my head over this one, ar,ar, ar! Superscarieipolousjohndoeeis!
Snack Recommendation: Nothing! Or youll be
out a Spacey directed Albino Alligator, an exceptionally
well done film. Period.
Alien Life Forms Agree:
"Spacey Movies are one of life's greatest pleasures--along
with Rice Krispy treats."
--Gonad, Ruler of Testor
as quoted from the Galaxy Gazette