Thursday, May 10 2007
Subversive behavior is encouraged, girl-watching is indulged, Hunter S. Thompson gets some respect, and the pig-out at the wrap-up Awards Barbeque begins.
Tuesday, May 1 2007
Brando is most original and inspiring when it looks at Brando's other work. As Bobby Seale remembers, "If I said, 'Constitutional democratic civil human rights,' I mean, it lit him up."
Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.
Monday, April 30 2007
Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.
Tuesday, February 20 2007
Where other "kids' films" might instruct or condescend, Bridge to Terabithia treats children like what they will eventually become: grown-ups.
Monday, August 21 2006
Rochester is "a beaten man," observes writer-director Laurence Dunmore, "Whilst he sort of knee-jerks the defiance."
Thursday, July 6 2006
Demented and punctuated by Depp's scowls and "oofs," Jack Sparrow's stunty bits are mostly amusing and sometimes even surprising.
Thursday, March 9 2006
John Wilmot, the Second Earl of Rochester (Johnny Depp), is always the smartest guy in the room.
Tuesday, November 8 2005
Tim Burton's movie is mostly perky, slightly edgy, and dully episodic.
Monday, October 10 2005
For all its possibilities -- and its crazily pleasant animations --the movie takes a more or less conventional narrative shape.