Cinema Review Archive: November 2003

Medallion, The

In this martial arts adventure, Jackie Chan plays a Hong Kong cop who teams up with Interpol agent Lee Evans to save a small boy with supernatural powers from an evil master criminal. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Scary Movie 3

The third film in the Scary Movie franchise sees Cindy Campbell (Anna Faris) battle a mysterious videotape that kills people seven days after they view it, while Charlie Sheen pops up as a farmer who is having problems with crop circles appearing in his field. U.K release date TBA.

Matrix Revolutions, The

Everything that has a beginning has an end. Well, thatís supposed to be true. The time is upon us and the final Matrix film, The Matrix Revolutions has arrived to deliver the climax to the ever popular Matrix trilogy. Is it an ending that truly defines The Matrix? Is it an ending that just baffles people into insanity? The answers to all the questions lie with Iain Boulton who has reviewed the films theatrical release.

Gumball 3000

The Gumball 3000 is an annual street race from California to Florida inspired by the spirit of The Cannonball Run. This documentary, appropriately narrated by Burt Reynolds, follows the 145 eccentric contestants from sea to shining sea. Review by Kevin O'Reilly.

Love Actually

Rik Booth reviews the latest Brit rom-com, Love Actually, featuring a superb cast of A-listers - ranging from Hugh Grant to Alan Rickman, and from Liam Neeson to Emma Thompson. Written and directed by Richard Curtis, who previously scribed hits such as Notting Hill, it features various stories intertwined by the same theme: love.

Seabiscuit

Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges star in this feel-good movie from the director of Pleasantville, based on the true story of an unlikely racehorse who became a champion.

In The Cut

This gritty, sexually explicit drama from the director of The Piano stars Meg Ryan as a feminist writer in New York who gets involved with a police detective investigating a brutal murder at her apartment building.