Monday, July 16 2007
Hardly exceptional in its brutality or attitude, and distinctly feeble in execution, the film features any number of bad ideas, from its ordinary psycho-killer to obvious plot twist to inept would-be rescuers.
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.
Monday, February 12 2007
If it sounds insensitive to complain that an incest-ridden thriller isn't proper fun, you probably haven't tried to sit through this movie.
Wednesday, August 30 2006
The Quiet makes the conventional observation that this "world" is instituted by adults, and also mirrored and prepared for in high school.
Monday, January 30 2006
Nothing is ever quite what it looks like in 24, whose writers famously revise and rethink as each season barrels along.
Friday, May 6 2005
Carly and Wade are separated, meaning only that he is the film's first casualty.
Thursday, January 20 2005
Another season, another sad bad day in Jack Bauer's boystown.
Monday, August 30 2004
The film begins by introducing just how hard it is to be in high school -- a good and difficult thing for adults to remember.
Thursday, April 8 2004
For all its raunchy allusions and language (and porn stars), the film is essentially conservative, as Matt succeeds in romance and business.
Tuesday, September 9 2003
'This is a red meat show. People kill people and go eat a sandwich right after.'