Wednesday, June 13 2007
Just like its lead character, The Drew Carey Show took on an unassuming, gentle spirit. His is the kind of character most average Americans would gladly have a beer with.
Friday, April 13 2007
The show has comic moments (commenting on Shatner's weight gain, Ross says, "You have let yourself boldly go"), but the roast isn't so much funny as it is forced.
Tuesday, June 21 2005
More disturbingly, Hostage is about the failure of certainty.
Friday, March 11 2005
The crisis begins with a clash between rich people and a trio of conventionally coded 'delinquents'.
Friday, June 21 2002
It's no longer critiquing mainstream expectations, but instead, absorbing and reflecting stereotypes, drained of context.
Thursday, June 20 2002
Like its men-in-drag predecessors, Juwanna Mann doesn't critique gender stereotypes, so much as it uses them to espouse a morality lesson.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Hollywood's most recent millennial offering is End of Days, the latest in a long line of apocalyptic visions that have seen the planet threatened by the likes of aliens, asteroids, tidal waves, even bats.
Do you ever wonder what Arnold thinks about himself? Is he proud of his lunkhead-robot self-image? Is he aware of how demented he looks when he smiles on a wide screen? Does he ever fret that people - even his fans - see him as a guy version of the dumb blond, rippled and well-posed?"
Deterrence, Rod Lurie's directorial debut, two years in the works, repeats the many overworked cliches of the nuclear paranoia pics of the early '80s, but comes nowhere near the achievement of kiddie classics like War Games, Fail Safe, The Longest Day, or even the melodramatic made-for-TV event, The Day After.