St. Petersburg Times: Weekend
online
tampabay.com

printer version

Top 5 movies

By Times staff
© St. Petersburg Times
published August 22, 2002

1. Sunshine State -- Maverick filmmaker John Sayles casts his sharp eye on Florida's economic development and the bulldozing of the state's personality. A sparkling ensemble cast includes Angela Bassett, Edie Falco, Timothy Hutton and Mary Steenburgen.

2. Signs -- Mel Gibson protects his family from alien invasion, but this is more contemplative science fiction than Independence Day. Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan with the same creepy elan displayed in The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable.

3. The Good Girl -- Jennifer Aniston gets by without a little help from her Friends. Aniston delivers a fine performance as a small-town cashier dallying with a younger man (Jake Gyllenhaal).

4. Simone -- Al Pacino stars as a movie producer who creates a computer-generated movie star and can't tell anyone about it when "she" becomes a celebrity.

5. Blood Work -- Clint Eastwood adds maturity to the silly summer movie season with a taut thriller about a former FBI agent still trailing a serial killer.

Back to Weekend
Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111

TampaBay.com



>

This Weekend

Film
  • No holiday for quality
  • Family movie guide
  • Top 5 movies
  • A star is (digitally) born
  • Also opening
  • Delightfully disturbing
  • Calling all girls, ages 12-14

  • Video/DVD
  • Video: 'We Were Soldiers': gory but compelling
  • DVD: College life was never Wilder
  • Rewind: What's a friend to do?

  • Pop
  • Pop: down the road
  • Pop: hot ticket
  • Team pop trivia

  • Dine
  • Food events
  • Beefing up

  • Stage
  • An enchanted invitation
  • Stage: ticket window
  • Stage: auditions

  • Art
  • An avenue of provocative art
  • Art: gallery shows

  • Getaway
  • Getaway: down the road
  • Getaway: hot ticket

  • Night life
  • Night life: hot ticket

  • Shop
  • Shop: outside in