06 May 2002

Another weekend, 3 more movies

Nine Queens: 4 Stars. Fantastic, gritty Argentinian conman film. You never know who's conning who till the end. Another real Spanish language treat in a year when the American fare is less than stellar.

Beauty and the Beast: SE: 4 Stars. Updated, remastered, and projected onto a GIANT screen, this true masterpiece of the Disney library shines in its re-release, clearly part of a multi-year plan as there was a trailer for the giant screen Lion King before this film. Disney's never done anything better, and it was a real treat to see it in such a stunning format.

Spider-Man: 3.5 Stars. Fantastic superhero movie from Sam Raimi. Great acting, amazing special effects, and the first original approach to a superhero since Tim Burton's Batman. Tobey Maguire is perfect as the tights-wearing webslinger, and Willem Dafoe does some fine work as the menacing, split-personality Norman Osborn/Green Goblin. Saw this one on the GIANT screen, too....I highly recommend it.

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