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My best friend's wedding
Lost Highway
The Peacemaker
Father's day
Contact

My best friend's wedding* - Watch out. Cupid is shooting poisoned darts. The champagne is spiked. Suddenly, Hollywood has decided that romantic comedy is a genre best served blackened, with My Best Friend's Wedding, a heartburned guide to sabotaging your old beau's nuptials. Julia Roberts is dazzling as th sexy schemer and Cameron Diaz is the sweet princess bride Roberts is trying to knock out of the picture. (Tú svadbu treba zrušiť)


Lost Highway* - Director David Lynch (Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet) ventures into the bizzarre once again. Bill Pulman and Patricia Arquette shine in this twisted dark tale about fear.


The Peacemaker* - TV director Mimi Leder, makes an impressive big-screen debut under the DreamWorks banner waved by studio founders Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and ex-Disney chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg. Leder has George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, 10 stolen nuclear weapons and colored pins at her disposal - the last to stick in her map of Peacemaker locales that include Bosnia, Russia, Vienna (which is really Bratislava) and, finally, New York City. (Mierotvorca)


Father's day* - The comedy dream-teaming of Robin Williams and Billy Crystal is no masterpiece but has its undeniable share of heavy laughs. Crystal is a thrice-wed lawyer and material success, while Williams is an unwed professional flop and flake. The narrative picks up steam as it goes because obligatory story threads get relegated to second place in Hour 2 when the movie becomes a primer in contrasting comic styles of Williams and Crystal.


Contact* - Ambitious, relatively spiritual and displaying the characteristic craft of Director Robert Zemeckis (Forest Gump), this 2 1/2-hour take on Carl Sagan's 1985 novel deals with celestial concerns that have little to do with men in black, Bat-folk or Con Air's airborne thugs. Jodie Foster makes contact with intelligent extraterrestrials. As ever, Foster conveys professional drive and vulnerability with the best, but the movie flubs its human angle. (Kontakt)


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