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Jackie Brown (1997) - ***1/2
It took 5 years for this movie to make it to DVD here in the U.S. and I'm glad it's finally out. I've been wanting to see it again. Quentin Tarantino delivers another interesting story that entangles a group of well-played characters. All the actors turned in good performances...Pam Grier, Samuel Jackson, Robert De Niro, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Chris Tucker. It's fun to watch the story play out, even after you know the ending.
Rank: #8 in
1997

John Q (2002) - ***
Denzel is good as always. A good premise, though a bit hard to swallow as it plays out. Yet, that doesn't distract too much from the story. I heard this movie worried the hospitals a bit, but maybe it served as a bit of a wakeup call.

Journey Into Amazing Caves (2001)
I first saw this IMAX film in Sydney on my trip down under. Not only was it amazing to see some of the most beautiful footage on a screen that is over 8 stories high, but the story was also very interesting to me. It had some incredible climbing scenes...112F in the Grand Canyon, 500' down into ice caves in Greenland, Bats in Georgia, and underwater cave diving in the Yucatan. It not only deals with the sport of caving, but one of the ladies in the film is a micro-biologists who is collecting rare extremophiles, microorganisms that live in extremely harsh environments, for scientific research. It was narrated by Liam Neeson with music by The Moody Blues. I bought it on DVD, knowing it would lose a lot visually going from the IMAX screen to my TV. I'm glad I did, because it has a "making of" documentary that was just as interesting as the IMAX movie, showing both the technical aspects of what went into the shoot as well as the personal side of those involved.

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