Friday, February 6 2009
Much of the “comedy” in The Pink Panther 2 is a rehashing of the jokes from the first film.
Tuesday, September 9 2008
What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.
Friday, June 8 2007
Every time George Clooney or Bernie Mac admits to the lameness of Number Two, the third film in the franchise can't help but promise improvement.
Tuesday, May 1 2007
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.
Friday, January 26 2007
Smokin' Aces mashes together at least four movies, with all plots and characters spinning around a Vegas card trickster.
Monday, November 1 2004
It's a story of a (nearly lone) lawman standing up against the bad guys, replete with a High Noon type showdown.
Monday, August 30 2004
'I'd been wanting to make a film noir in San Francisco for many years,' says Philip Kaufman, 'And the closest I'd come was Invasion of the Body Snatchers.'"
Thursday, February 26 2004
Jess identifies with her dead mother but also takes up her father's professional aggression, not so much to right wrongs as discover them.
Monday, May 5 2003
Despite much swirling and swooping of the camera, it winds up looking like a moderately well directed TV movie.