Monday, November 15 2004
The audio commentary featuring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Luketic demonstrates the leading lady to be much more thoughtful and subdued than her typical roles might suggest.
For all the inevitability of Will's descent, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead is an almost perversely moving experience.
Howard Hughes: The Real Aviator focuses on the man's contributions to and obsessions with aviation.
If Garfield's non-animated creatures lack distinction (what you might call 'edge'), it should be remembered that it is intended for small children.
Speaking of her star, Renée Zellweger, Maguire is appropriately besotted: 'You can see what she brought to Bridget. She's got this fantastic warmth and this permanent confusion on her face.'"
Monday, November 8 2004
In the season overview, Joss Whedon asserts that he wanted this season to be 'operatic'. It was that.
Director Frank Oz asserts, 'There is no such a thing as Stepford. Stepford is in the mind.'"
We come to see the film itself is the formula, making impossible Buddy Loves of us all.
Mulholland Falls resembles an episode of Law & Order with funny hats.
'I mean, this guy,' says Master P. 'He used to jump over cars.'"
Like his characters, Robert Aldrich went for broke, taking his audiences on a thrill ride that could be thoughtful and hair-raising at the same time.
Dude, it's Eric Roberts. And he's the better of the two actors. It ain't happening.
The Barbershop movies focus their energies on familial feelings and communal inclinations, and Cedric's wily jokes.
Monday, November 1 2004
Colonel O'Neill's principal interest is neither exploration nor humanitarian support, but the search for novel weapon technologies.
Harsh Realm lacks sci-fi gadgetry, set in shantytowns where people have handguns and old hoopty cars that look like prime candidates for Pimp My Ride.
Kevin Bray sees his Walking Tall as a series of fight sequences, a simplification that leaves it open to interpretation as a barometer of our political climate.
Under these conditions, the film suggests, another Florida is not only likely, but probable.
It's a story of a (nearly lone) lawman standing up against the bad guys, replete with a High Noon type showdown.