Tuesday, October 5 2004
'I think we've all had those moments in our lives where we question,' says Brian Dannelly.
Moore states it plainly: brave young troops agree to fight and die, asking only one thing in return, that their efforts be justified and the people do so in good faith.
Mimi Leder's Deep Impact is both less and more than a science fiction-styled disaster melodrama.
When the insects kill his wife, James follows the fate of most B-movie scientists and goes bonkers.
Monday, October 4 2004
Sonic Youth is a band that comfortably wears the role of being exception to every rule.
Wednesday, September 29 2004
Star Trek's message of 'tolerance' is highlighted in the few episodes that explicitly showcase the dangers of racism and bigotry.
As the Rock puts it, 'If you wanna sit back and relax, and crack open a cold one, you sit back and relax. We're gonna be entertained.'"
While Sniper 3 is certainly a derivative action film, it does create a complex web of problematic father-son relationships.
This whale also has special powers, apparently, as he can tell whenever someone is leaning out of Nolan's boat, and so jump right up and swallow him whole.
'There was a sense among a certain social set in Washington that Clinton was not their kind of person.'"
The aliens are not only a distraction, but interlopers in the human-monster dynamic.
'A lot of people who have seen this movie are surprised that we have depicted these people warts and all,' says historian Stephen L. Hardin.
Tuesday, September 28 2004
Thursday, September 23 2004
These were smart people who figured out a way to make sketch comedy work in a 90-minute format.
7th Heaven is at once comforting for its predictability and 'niceness' and irritating for how poorly it reflects the world.
Outfoxed makes the case that Fox News is the video component of the Republican National Committee.
Naked in New York tries to distinguish itself through flights of fancy, but these are too brief, as if director Daniel Algrant can't commit.
It's difficult to know what to do with hideous alien invaders who only want to be daddies.