takes you by surprise. ('hihiro travels through a tunnel into another world. where she happens upon a bathhouse for the spirits. After chowing down greedily on some spiked local produce. (’hihiro's parents are transformed into pigs. leaving their suddenly dutiful daughter to seek work in the bathhouse in order to release them. Philosophy. anime and shamanism this is something really stunning that needs to be seen to be believed. ('( 'sI. (ilasumi; Spun ( l8) .0 (Jonas .-\kerlund. LS. 2003) Jason Schwart/man. Mickey Rourke. Brittany Murphy. John l.egui/amo. l’atrick l-‘ugit. Meiia Suy‘ari. l()()min. A three day window into the lives of (‘alifornia crack addicts written by (’reightoii Vero. inspired by Meth-user Will he I.os Santos' experiences Iias little to say. Beyond proyiding an impression of a lifestyle. Spun makes no comment upon. nor proy ides insight into the culture. Furthermore. the film does nothing to ﬂesh out its cast of crazy characters: Jason Schwart/man's college drop-out. John l.egui/aiiio's dealer. Mena Suyari's uptight girlfriend. Mickey Rourke's cook. Brittany Murphy 's polc dancer. l’atrick l‘ugit's nu metal kid or Deborah Harry 's nosy' Iesbiaii neighbour. Worse. there's a nasty misogy nistic streak running through Spun: a naked woman handcuffed lo a bed. a close tip of a girl defecating. a crotch shot of a fat lady as she spills junk food oy er herself. :‘sll .S'pim's got going for it is its gloss and a good (thotigli wastedi cast. Selet‘letl release. Spy Kids 30: Game Over tt'i 0000 (Robert Rodriguel. LS. 2003) Antonio Baiideras. (‘arla (iugino, Alexa Vega. Daryl Sahara. Ricardo Montalbati. Hollatid Taylor. Syly ester Stallone. l()()min. When (‘armen becomes trapped in a sinister Virtual reality Video game. Juni is the only one who can save her from the clutches of the Toy maker (Stallone). an evil games designer. The 3-” effects are both my entiye and liliprCssiVC and the set-pieces are terrific fun. The highlights include a duel between giant robots. ati exciting multi \ehicle speed race and some
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Stuck on You (12A) 000 (Bobby I"arrelly/l’eter l-‘arrelly. LS. 2003) Matt Damon. (ireg Kinnear. Iiya Merides. Wen Yann Sliili. I’at (‘rawford Brown. I 18min. More wicked sickness from those naughty I‘arrelly brothers. This time conjoined tw ins and showbusiness are in the firing line. You haye been warned. See rey'iew. page 35.(ienenil release.
SWAT ( l3:\l . ((‘lark Johnson. LR. 2003) Samuel l. Jackson. ('olin l‘arrell. Michelle Rodriguel. l.I. (‘ool J. Josh (‘harles. I3tlmin. Turgid police actioner about the l..-\l’l) Special Weapons and Tactics team. (ierteral release.
Tattoo ( ISI .0. (Robert Schweiitke. l"rance/(iermany. 2002i llknur Bahadir. Joe Batiscli. Monika Bleibtreu. .\'adeshda Breiinicke l(ItSmin (iermaii serial killer thriller that has drawn comparisons to l‘incher's Se7eii. Two detectiy‘es. who may or may not be implicit in the crime. investigate a series of gruesome skin fiaying murders. A massiye hit in its homeland. See Interyiew. page 33 and res iew. page 3-1. Seleeletl release.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (I’m 0. (Stew Barron. l'S/Hong Kong. 1990) Judith lloag. lilias Kotcas. Josh l’ais. Raymond Serra. l)ay'id l-‘orman. 93min. Re- released (with restored nunchaka action that was deemed too violent for the delicate l’(i audience in IWU). this is pretty dire low budget chop sockery. but if your child is a retro freak. it may keep him entertained for about ten minutes. See rey'iew page 3-1. (ierierul release
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