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Movie Rating Why is that, Joe?
Apt Pupil (R) (1998) 2.5  Stars Ian Mackellen is a Nazi War Criminal in a great performance. The movie itself was somewhat weak but somewhat smart. Brad Renfro plays the puppet in Mackellan's game. Full Review being worked on.
Avengers, The (PG-13)   (1998) 1 Star Uma looked good and it was funny in the beginning. Full Review
Blade (R) (1998) 3.5  Stars This movie rocked. The action was awesome and it had a plot. Full Review
Bride of Chucky (1998) 3 Stars A hilarious as well as vicious horror movie. In the spirit of the original. I haven't laughed as hard or went ewww as much since There's Something About Mary. Chucky is awesome and he's got a wife ( Jennifer Tilly).
Dead Man on Campus (R) (1998)       .5 Star There were a few funny scenes and I stress the word few.  Full Review
Enemy Of the State (R) (1998) 3 Stars Will Smith is a man who everyone thinks knows too much and the world is chasing after him. Gene Hackman is a man who is helping him out. A good film with a cool plot. An actual good movie with Will Smith in it. I didn't like MIB and ID4 too much except for special effects.
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (R) (1998) 1 Star A sequel to a really bad horror movie which made a lot of money. Jennifer Love Hewitt Stars as Julie James a girl haunted by a man with a hook who she and 3 friends hit with there car. The ways they were killed was cool, but the killer is obvious and the movie is dumb. Oh Yeah and this time it happens in the Bahamas.
Impostors, The (1998) 2 Stars Stanley Tucci and Oliver Platt star as brothers in the time of the Depression in France. They are being chased by the cops and while trying to hide they get put on a boat where they try to save all their lives. The movie is done in the style of a silent movie. It's pretty funny and Woody Allen's in it too.
Meet Joe Black (PG-13) (1998) 2.5 Stars Brad Pitt is a man who is killed and his body is taken over by death. Death asks Anthony Hopkins, who plays smart and wealthy man, to be his tour guide of the world before he kills him. Pitt gets involved with Hopkin's daugther which infuriates Hopkins. The movie clocks in at about 3 hours which was way too long and the daughter performance by Clair Forlani was bad, very bad. The idea of the movie was good and it was carried out well.
Permanent Midnight(1998) (R) 3 stars Ben Stiller was pretty good as a druggie, Hollywood, writer. The movie was about Jerry Stahl a writer who became a drug nut then tries to take back his career. Funny and Brutal in its way of showing his addiction..
Pleasantville (PG-13) (1998) 2.25 Stars Very nice to watch, not much to listen to. Recycled plot with good movie Full Review
The Ringmaster (R) (1998) 1.5 Stars Jerry Springer stars as himself as they show the backgroung of some of their guests and the story of how they get on the show. Like people really care but it was funny a little.
Rounders (R) (1998) 2.25 Stars A movie about poker and gamblers with Matt Damon as that good looking genious and John Malkovich as the man who he fears. Full Review
Saving Private Ryan (R) (1998) 3.75 Stars It's WW II, Tom Hanks is a leader of a group who are sent out to find a young man, Private Ryan (Matt Damon), who has three other brothers who were all killed in battle. Some members of the group include Ed Burns, Adam Goldberg and Giovanni Ribisi. All the soilders have their own personal background and stories and they all have personal quirks. Anyway Awesome, hard to watch with very violent beginning and ending scenes. 
The Siege (R) (1998) 3 Stars Denzel Washington is John Hubbard Head of FBI anti terrorism unit in NYC. When NY becomes overrun by Terrorism, Bruce willis as an army general is sent in to clean up house in this awesome drama by the director of Courage Under Fire. Full Review is coming.
Simon Birch (PG-13) (1998) 3.5 Stars Simon Birch is a young boy who is a miracle and this is a movie about his impact on the town he lived in and the people he lived with. Full Review
Snake Eyes (R) (1998) .5 Star Boring, formulaic garbage. At least there was good camera work. Full Review
Solider (R) (1998) 1 Star Good action scenes bad movie dumb plot bad actors. Man does Kurt Russell Suck!
There's Something About Mary (R) (1998) 3.5 Stars One of the funniest movies ever. Cameron Diaz is Mary and every man in the movie is in love with her. Ben Stiller is a guy who is suppose to go to the prom with her gets to her house and something happens and the date never happened. 10 years later, Stiller can't get Mary out of his mind so he sends a private eye Healy(Matt Dillon) to go find her.  Full Review
Velvet Goldmine (R) (1998) 1 .5 Stars Two young men start the 1970's Glam era in rock In England.  A movie based on David Bowie and Iggy Pop which has potential but gets boring.  Full Review
Very Bad Things (R) (1998) 2.25 Stars A dark and vicious movie about 5 guys who go to Vegas for  a Bachelor party where everything goes bad. People die lts of stuff happens and it is probally one of the most sick movies I've ever seen and it's a comedy. Personally, I laughed a few times but not enough to make it a good comedy. Good Idea, not great on the execution.
The Waterboy (PG-13) (1998) 1 Star Boring comedy about a 31-year old Waterboy (Adam Sandler) who takes out his pain of being picked on by joining a losing football team. Full Review
Star Trek: Insurrection (PG) (1998) 3 Stars The Ninth Star Trek saga starring the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation ( The TV Show). The crew are on a mission to capture their android coworker when they stumble upon a kind of perfect utopian society. The society becomes threatened by a foriegn people.
A Bug's Life (G) (1998) 3 Stars A movie about a little ant who makes a big difference. His name is Flik and he is sent out to find warriors to defed his colony from the opression of the Grasshoppers. The Animation was amazing, some of the greatest I've ever seen.

All Ratings are out of 4 stars. Reviews that say full review have been fully reviewed. Others are in the works. 

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