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Wes Craven's Dracula 2000 is an anemic addition to vampire lore As the wizened Van Helsing, Christopher Plummer speaks in a standard, fakey sort-of-German accent, at least until the moment he has to intone the name of the evil one. Believe me, you have never heard it...

Dracula 2000

No, it doesn't suck. Injected with new life, Bram Stoker's celebrity vampire draws some fresh blood in this fun and surprisingly solid offering. [b Story[/b Billed as "Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000," Miramax distribution vein Dimension Films is no doubt trying to...

Fangs … but no fangs

In his encore to playing "60 Minutes" interrogator Mike Wallace in "The Insider," Christopher Plummer is again going after big game in "Dracula 2000," the latest attempt at dragging Bram Stoker's well-traveled vampire into modern times - a frequent destination for the...

Focus plants ‘Flowers’

Universal Pictures' specialty division Universal Focus has picked up U.S. distribution rights to "Harrison's Flowers," which stars Andie MacDowell and David Strathairn. The first English-language pic from French helmer Elie Chouraqui, pic was released in France on...

Harrison’s Flowers

A 7 Films Cinema/StudioCanal/France 2 Cinema production. (International sales: Studio Canal, Paris.) Produced by Elie Chouraqui, Albert Cohen. Directed by Elie Chouraqui. Screenplay, Chouraqui, Didier Le Pecheur, Isabel Ellsen, Michael Katims. Camera (color,...

London Calling…

Well, you must hand it to British writer-director Stewart Sugg for squeezing this much style and energy out of such a low-budget production. Fast Food is one of those hip London thrillers that blends strong violence and black comedy (ie, heavy doses of A Clockwork...

Fast Food

I sat down to Fast Food with high hopes. It promised inspiration from new Asian cinema, and boasted Douglas Henshall as the lead - always a very attractive, watchable performer even when, as here, he is let down by the script. Fast Food quickly degenerates into just...

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