Monday, November 13 2006
Little Man requires a heroic (or myopic) suspension of disbelief on the part of all the adults in the film that is truly fantastic, if not a little miraculous, to keep it all going.
Friday, July 14 2006
None of these gender clichés is especially funny, and it doesn't help that Marlon Wayans' face often looks sloppily pasted onto the stunt bodies who do all the running around, falling, and crashing.
Wednesday, September 8 2004
Pious, earnest, and broadly drawn, Marva is the first black character in a Coen brothers movie to occupy center stage.
Thursday, June 24 2004
Marcus and Kevin's observations also make them think again about their own behaviors, more respectful of black women.
Friday, March 26 2004
Pious, earnest, and broadly drawn, Marva is the first black character in a Coen brothers movie to occupy center stage. For a minute, anyway.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Truth be told, it's hard to call out 'Scary Movie 2' for being excessively disgusting and stupid, since that's precisely how the sequel to the most profitable R-rated movie in history is selling itself.
With all this avowed dedication to D&D, its values and ethics, its alternative vision of a utopic world, and all the time it took Courtney Solomon to secure funding for the film, you would think he could have come up with a much better movie than the one we see here.
That said, as I understand it, the game has long been invested in a vague racial equality, though in the film this translates mostly to elves and dwarves taking sides with the boy-humans against those tiresome, self-aggrandizing Mages.