Star-Bulletin Features

Tuesday, October 9, 2001



The following preview of movies opening this weekend runs every Tuesday in the Star-Bulletin:

"Bandits": Billy Bob Thornton calls this movie "Oscar and Felix in 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.' " He and Bruce Willis play a pair of comically mismatched escaped cons who go on a bank-robbing spree down the West Coast. Cate Blanchett also stars as the love interest who complicates both of their lives in this Barry Levinson comedy (PG-13)

"Corky Romano": Chris Kattan of "Saturday Night Live" joins the long line of past and present cast members making the jump into movies. This time, he has the lead comedic role as a loser son of a Mafia honcho who must go undercover for the FBI (PG-13).

"Iron Monkey": If there's one film that could build on the U.S. success of "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," this Hong Kong entry originally released back in 1993 might be it. First off, the fight choreography is done by Yuen Woo Ping, who worked on both "Crouching Tiger ..." and "The Matrix." And it truly is one of the better kung fu movies ever made, the story involving a Robin Hood-like bandit who teams with a traveling physician to battle both a corrupt village government and an evil Shaolin. monk (PG-13).

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