Thursday, March 21, 2002 Volume 67, Issue 113


Re-releases of 'E.T.' and 'Blade 2' arrive in theaters

By Geronimo Rodriguez
Daily Cougar Staff

Photo courtesy of New Line Cinema

Wesley Snipes kicks some more butt in the sequel Blade 2, opening in theaters Friday.

Note: The following is a list of films opening this weekend. Along with a brief synopsis, the list is intended to provide moviegoers with general information about the films. These are not movie reviews.

From a blood-sucking sequel to a heartwarming re-release, audiences will find worthy films in theaters this weekend.

Blade 2, the follow-up to Wesley Snipes' vampire-infested movie Blade, tells of a new blood virus that turns vampires and humans into monsters called Reapers.

Still on his crusade to save people from the underground world of vampires or whatever else lurks in the shadows, Blade forms an alliance with a group of
fanged night crawlers called the Bloodpack.

It stars Luke Goss, Ron Perlman, Norman Reedus and Kris Kristofferson the veteran actor reprises his role as Blade's friend, Whistler.

The R-rated action flick is directed by Guillermo del Toro, who garnered acclaim for his effort in last year's chilling mystery, The Devil's Backbone.

It is time to revisit those childhood memories and perhaps treat a young someone close to you with the story of the Reese's Pieces-eating alien who just wants to
go home.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Steven Spielberg's epic film about an alien who befriends a boy, returns to the screen for its 20th anniversary.

This version features never-before-seen footage, enhanced visual effects and a remastered soundtrack.

Aside from what Spielberg and company have done with this version, the timeless story is still worth its time for all ages.

The PG-rated sci-fi classic stars Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace Stone, Peter Coyote, C. Thomas Howell and Debra Winger she lends her voice
to the alien, E.T.

The teen comedy Sorority Boys follows three college seniors as they dress in drag and join a sorority house after they are kicked out of their frat house.

The R-rated film is directed by Wally Wolodarsky and stars Michael Rosenbaum, Barry Watson, Harland Williams, Heather Matarazzo and Melissa Sagemiller.

What Time Is It There? follows a young man and the events that unfold after his father's death. After he meets a woman who leaves for Paris the next day, the story
somehow continues to connect both of their lives.

The drama is directed by Tsai Ming-liang and stars Tsai Kang-sheng Lee and Shiang-chyi Chen. The unrated film is in Mandarin, Taiwanese and French and is
subtitled in English.

The Angelika Film Center ends its Sensational Cinema program with A Matter of Taste.

This program has already brought back classic filmmaking with Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver and Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange. It also treated
audiences to the talent of legendary actors such as the glamorous Audrey Hepburn and the resilient Marlon Brando.

The final movie of the program, the crime thriller Matter, tells of a young waiter and a wealthy businessman. The latter offers the former the lucrative task of
becoming his personal food taster. After a friendship gels between the two, things turn bitter.

Directed by Bernard Rapp, the film stars Bernard Giraudeau, Jean-Pierre Lorit, Florence Thomassin and Charles Berling.

The French film is subtitled in English and is rated R.

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