Tuesday, December 11 2007
Part "family movie" and part "romantic comedy," Perfect Holiday divides its energies unevenly, leaning too heavily on the adults acting like children.
Friday, August 25 2006
Percy's a mortician, aware of the ways that bodies can be disfigured and rearranged, how life and death are performances for audiences.
Tuesday, August 22 2006
The relation of luck to popularity, success, victory, and happiness is all a "look," it seems, an illusion that allows you to resign to the fact that you'll never live Lohan's life.
Friday, May 12 2006
Promoted as Lohan's 'transition' piece, as she moves from tweeny larks to so-called adult roles, Just My Luck is neither larkish nor serious, but only graceless.
Monday, April 5 2004
Lisa's got what Rad calls 'more firepower than Waco,' in her garage.
Monday, November 10 2003
Crass and cunning: 'tis the season.
Thursday, August 15 2002
Big fat super-popular boy power movies don't rely on plot, so it probably makes sense that this pulse-pounding girl power movie doesn't either (and like most boy movies, this one is about a stunningly beautiful white protagonist surrounded by a multi-culti crew).
Sunday, January 1 1995
For an unabashedly hyperbolic black gangsta comedy, 3 Strikes includes far too many moments that ring true.
To aid him on his travels, Bobby (Jon Favreau) takes Ricky, his childhood friend, boxing partner (they're introduced fighting each other in some cheap venue, for piddling money), and notorious fuck-up. Ricky is played by the affable (when not bar-brawling) Vince Vaughn, who also produced 'Made', and who, in 1996, starred with Favreau in 'Swingers', the film that made them both bankable properties.