Pin It

Opening Films 

by Inlander Staff

New York Minute -- Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen grew up in front of American audiences as Michelle, the irritatingly adorable little girl on the television show Full House. For a while they languished in direct-to-video schlock, until Hollywood noticed that they were two attractive pubescent teenage twins. Their resultant catapult to the big screen hits theaters this summer. Will they play it safe and squeaky clean? Or will we find co-stars (and veteran comedians) Andy Richter and Eugene Levy in the middle of sitcom-starlet sandwich? This might just be weird enough to work.

Van Helsing -- Rugged Hugh Jackman plays the rugged lead character, a hunter of monsters who is on the Vatican's payroll. He meets up with fearless vampire killer Anna (Kate Beckinsale) and the two of them take on Count Dracula (Richard Roxburgh). But there are many other monsters waiting to attack, and the filmmakers have spared no expense in the visual effects department. The scary stuff mixes nicely with some well-placed humor (most of it courtesy of David Wenham's Carl, very similar to James Bond's Q). There's much overkill in repetitive sight and blaring sound, but the relentless action and eye for detail is stunning. (ES) Rated PG-13

Publication date: 05/06/04

  • Pin It

Latest in News

  • Token Democracy
  • Token Democracy

    Would letting Washington voters give taxpayer money to politicians reduce the power of interest groups — or just subsidize politicians?
    • Oct 20, 2016

    Breaking down some of the issues you'll get to vote on this year
    • Oct 20, 2016
  • Shea's World
  • Shea's World

    As Matt Shea seeks re-election, his presence may be felt more in other local races than in his own
    • Oct 20, 2016
  • More »


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed
She-Tech Spokane

She-Tech Spokane @ Startup Spokane Central

Fri., Oct. 21, 6-8 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by Inlander Staff

Most Commented On

  • The Do-Over

    After failing to pass a bus service tax hike last year, Spokane Transit Authority has a plan to get you to vote for it again
    • Oct 6, 2016
  • Pants on Fire

    U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers can't see the forest for the trees when it comes to climate change
    • Oct 6, 2016
  • More »

Top Tags in
News & Comment



green zone


trail mix

Readers also liked…

  • The <i>Real</i> Rachel Dolezal
  • The Real Rachel Dolezal

    The story goes far beyond just a white woman portraying herself as black
    • Jun 17, 2015
  • Manufacturing Fear
  • Manufacturing Fear

    Spokane's Republican sheriff says members of his own party are dangerously dividing people
    • Aug 12, 2015

© 2016 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation