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Archive for Thursday, December 30, 1999

MOVIES

December 30, 1999

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These movies are showing at local theaters this weekend. Check daily listings for show times. Capsule reviews are from wire services and staff reports.

Man on the Moon

Director Milos Forman tries to get to know the unknowable, rule-breaking comic Andy Kaufman. In the role, Jim Carrey generates Oscar talk.

  • Southwind Twelve, 3433 Iowa.

Any Given Sunday

New Miami Sharks owner Cameron Diaz gives football coach Al Pacino and one-time star player Dennis Quaid a hard time. Directed by Oliver Stone.

  • Plaza Six, 24th and Iowa.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Silk, satin and pearls. Also seduction, deception and murder. The cast includes Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Cate Blanchett.

  • Southwind Twelve, 3433 Iowa.

Galaxy Quest

Aliens kidnap the stars of a 20-year-old sci-fi series. Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and Tim Allen head the classy cast.

  • Southwind Twelve, 3433 Iowa.

Stuart Little

The cinema season's Cute Rodent Contest will begin. There's the title mouse of this E.B. White fable, and there's Mr. Jingles of "The Green Mile." Stuart definitely has more footage, plus the voice of Michael J. Fox. Geena Davis co-stars.

  • Southwind Twelve, 3433 Iowa.

Bicenntennial Man

Could any one mouse be cuter than Robin Williams? He plays a family robot who longs to be human. The ordinarily dour Sam Neill is his good-natured human master.

  • Southwind Twelve, 3433 Iowa.

Anna and the King

Spectacular, non-musical redo of the meetings of minds (and hearts) between a proper Englishwoman and the king of Siam stars Jodie Foster and Chow Yun-Fat.

  • Southwind Twelve, 3433 Iowa.

Ride With the Devil

Civil War drama tells of the bloody conflict on the Kansas-Missouri border, with pro-Southern bushwhackers waging war on the Union army. With the busy Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich and Jewel.

  • Southwind Twelve, 3433 Iowa.

The Green Mile

Tom Hanks plays a compassionate death-row guard who discovers that a convicted inmate, played by Michael Clarke Duncan, has healing powers. Hey, there's even a pet mouse. This Stephen King story is directed by "The Shawshank Redemption's" Frank Darabont.

  • Southwind Twelve, 3433 Iowa.

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

"Saturday Night Live's" Rob Schneider plays a clumsy fish-tank cleaner who attempts to care for the aquarium of a well-paid male escort. When the stud is out of town, the bozo tries to take his place as a gigolo.

  • Southwind Twelve, 3433 Iowa.

Toy Story 2

Andy goes off to summer camp, leaving his toys to fend for themselves. But that proves an invitation to calamity. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen return as animated vocalists, along with Kelsey Grammer, Joan Cusack and Don Rickles.

  • Southwind Twelve, 3433 Iowa.

Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving's legend, as re-imagined by Tim Burton and not your middle-school English teacher. With Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane and a promising cast that includes Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken, Jeffrey Jones, Martin Landau and Miranda Richardson.

  • Plaza Six, 24th and Iowa.

End of Days

Arnold Schwarzenegger finds a worthy adversary, and it's not the Headless Horseman. Could it be Satan (as personified by Gabriel Byrne)? Rod Steiger and Kevin Pollak are interested onlookers.

  • Plaza Six, 24th and Iowa.

The World Is Not Enough

Pierce Brosnan is in sleek form as James Bond, helped and/or hindered by Robert Carlyle, Sophie Marceau, Denise Richards and Judi Dench.

  • Plaza Six, 24th and Iowa.

Being John Malkovich

A clever and outrageous piece of whimsical fantasy about how the discovery of a passage into the title actor's brain changes the lives of a puppeteer (John Cusack), his wife (Cameron Diaz) and a sexy coworker (Catherine Keener). An Alice in Wonderland film that slyly raises all sorts of philosophical questions about the nature of reality and self and deals with them in a genially unhinged way.

  • Liberty Hall Cinemas, 644 Mass.

Dogma

Controversial, comedic, contemporary religious parable stars such earthy types as Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Salma Hayek, George Carlin, Linda Fiorentino, Janeane Garofalo and Chris Rock.

  • Plaza Six, 24th and Iowa.

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