DVD Verdict reviews: THE BOURNE SUPREMACY, FESTIVAL EXPRESS, and more!

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    Today, DVD Verdict posted reviews of ALI G INDAHOUSE: THE MOVIE, THE
    BILLY MADISON / HAPPY GILMORE COLLECTION, BOBBY JONES, STROKE OF GENIUS,
    THE BOURNE SUPREMACY, FESTIVAL EXPRESS, GARFIELD: THE MOVIE, M:
    CRITERION COLLECTION, RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE, and WHITE CHICKS:
    UNRATED AND UNEDITED:


    ALI G INDAHOUSE: THE MOVIE (reviewed by Bryan Byun, overall score
    70/100):
    "Da Ali G Show works because so much of the humor is derived from Ali's
    interactions with real people. When Ali asks the stupidest questions
    imaginable to, say, former U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-
    Gahli, the laughs are all the more plentiful because the answers are
    unscripted, and the joke is rooted firmly in the real world, in which
    anything can happen. Taking Ali G and sticking him into a scripted
    film, with actors playing the butts of the joke and responding to Ali
    with scripted lines, sucks every bit of spontaneity and insanity out of
    the premise."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/aligindahouse.php

    THE BILLY MADISON / HAPPY GILMORE COLLECTION (reviewed by Mike Jackson,
    overall score 86/100):
    "What really makes these films stand out -- and what makes them well
    worth seeing -- is the warm embrace they give to the absurd. Now
    granted, when compared to, say, a Charlie Kaufman film, they're straight-
    ahead and boring, but they're positively bizarre next to most
    Hollywood fare."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/happymadison.php

    BOBBY JONES, STROKE OF GENIUS (reviewed by David Johnson, overall
    score 83/100):
    "Caviezel does his best, but Jones just wasn't that complicated a
    character. He had some anxiety issues, but basically he was good guy,
    and that's fantastic. It just doesn't make for hard-hitting cinema. And
    golf, as opposed to hockey or football or basketball, is not a sport
    that a sports movie can be easily built upon (unless it stars Ted Knight
    and a gopher)."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/bobbyjones.php

    THE BOURNE SUPREMACY (reviewed by Mitchell Hattaway, overall
    score 90/100):
    "You can add The Bourne Supremacy to the short list of superior sequels.
    It's leaner and meaner than its predecessor; both the story and the
    storytelling are tighter."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/bournesupremacy.php

    FESTIVAL EXPRESS (reviewed by Joel Pearce, overall score 85/100):
    "In late June of 1970, after the success of Woodstock and some of the
    era's other great rock festivals, someone had the idea to take a music
    festival across Canada by train, rather than setting it up in one place.
    They got a bunch of the hot bands of the time, loaded them all into a
    train full of drugs and booze, and let them party day and night."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/festivalexpress.php

    GARFIELD: THE MOVIE (reviewed by Patrick Naugle, overall score 71/100):
    "If you were/are a fan of the comic strip, you'll find a few laughs
    here, though by the end you'll be wondering why they didn't do more with
    America's favorite lasagna lovin' feline."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/garfieldmovie.php

    M: CRITERION COLLECTION (reviewed by Amanda DeWees, overall score
    100/100):
    "Fritz Lang's 1931 masterpiece M, the proto-noir classic that paved
    the way for every crime thriller to follow, finally gets the DVD
    treatment it deserves. Those of you who own the previous Criterion
    release can relegate it to life as a coaster: This is the release you
    will want to own."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/mcriterion.php

    RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE (reviewed by Patrick Naugle, overall
    score 67/100):
    "This soulless follow-up makes the cardinal mistake of taking its
    characters and dumping them into a flaccid story that has already been
    told and retold countless times in movies, especially in the original
    Resident Evil. So why make a sequel? Well, duh -- if it makes a quick
    buck, do you need any other reason?"

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/residentevil2.php

    WHITE CHICKS: UNRATED AND UNEDITED (reviewed by Eric Profancik, overall
    score 80/100):
    "I didn't care about a soft, chewy moral. This is a silly farce, and all
    I want to do is laugh. So stay on topic and keep the story focused on
    the black dudes impersonating white chicks."

    FULL REVIEW: http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/whitechicksunrated.php

    Mike Jackson
    Editor & Webmaster, DVD Verdict
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    DVD Verdict, Dec 20, 2004
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