Anybody can write a movie review, but only Ape Culture
brings you acrostic poems about the latest video releases and dusty classics
you may have overlooked. What is an acrostic? Something that Rex Reed
isn't smart enough to concoct, even with his alliterative name. An acrostic
is a poem that you can read and enjoy, and then you can read down the
first letter in each row of the acrostic to reveal the secret message.
It's like back masking-only not Satanic!
Marshall Mathers made a movie And it’s good. It’s
a gritty, fascinating, Rocky story, set in 1995 before the Sudden violent deaths of Biggie and Tupac Had forever altered the rap world. Apparently based on Eminem’s own story
and Lensed by the well-respected Curtis Hanson,
who made L. A. Confidential, this movie deserves
Be a blockbuster. It’s
well acted, even by first-timer Eminem, who carries the movie with an angry
presence. Kim Basinger And Mekhi Phifer lend able support to the
MC. The film takes us into Detroit ’s
toughest clubs to See the rap battles that brought Eminem
fame and it creates appreciation for
The creativity and quick
thinking that rapping requires. Hip hop should gain respect from the masses,
thanks to Eminem, who tones down his homophobia and
misogyny. But his
Rage is still apparent,
and this movie lets us Appreciate where
it comes from—the trailer Park, the factory,
life on the margins.
The Bob Crane story comes
to the screen, Helmed by Paul Schrader, a specialist in Edgy stories about tortured souls.
D.J. Bob Crane (Greg Kinnear)
gets the lead role in Hogan's Heroes. His success Exceeds his dreams and brings him into contact
with a sleazy, Parasitic A/V specialist (Willem Defoe)
who befriends him, Takes him to strip clubs and draws out His dark, porn-loving side. Sex, lies, and videotape lead Crane into
One but two wrecked marriages,
and he Fails to find work after the series ends.
Tortured yet naive Crane,
Kinnear uses His looks and easy charm but finds a darker
core. It's an Excellent performance, and so is Willem
turn as the friend. Hogan's Heroes fans may wish for more comic
relief As supplied by Klink and Schultz, but Cranes's Lack of self-examination and self-control
prove to Lock him up more effectively than the Nazis
who put the cuffs On Hogan. The small confines of the 60s
TV screen and mind Were Crane's undoing, we learn, though the
mystery of his killer remains.
Biggie and Tupac
Even though I hated Nick Broomfield’s Grungy documentary Kurt and Courtney which Lampooned and vilified Courtney Love, who I kinda dig, I went to See this film, intrigued by the rap murder
case it covers. Here Nick probes the murders of Tupac and
Biggie, Making little progress on Pac’s case
but getting Assistance from Biggie’s mom who lines
up some interviews. Nick looks a little out of place in the
Is scared of some of the
big bodyguards he interviews. Not unlike his other films, much of the
Concerns Nick’s ill-fated
attempts to get key interviews. It’s Overly focused on the documentarian, not
his subjects. He’s annoying, but Biggie’s Mom is compelling, as is Suge Knight who
Nick approaches in the Penitentiary but isn’t able to ask
the hard questions. The film presents some evidence linking
Knight to the murders Of both rappers. Even if it doesn’t
provide the answer, it’s entertaining to watch Nick’s misadventures in the ghetto.
I never saw Manhunter but I did read The book Red Dragon years ago and I remember
it Scared the crap out of me. I felt
Burned by the second film
in this series, and Even doubted I’d see this third film,
but the Trailer won me over with an impressive cast
of Thespians, lining up to cash in on the Lecter
franchise. Ed Norton stars as the haunted FBI agent
and the gory opening Recalls his capture of Hannibal Lecter.
These two are well-matched
foes, but the real star Has to be Ralph Fiennes who manages to be
both terrifying And sad, a Frankenstein-esque serial killer
with low self esteem. His Nuanced performance and attempts to stop
the insanity with the
Help of a blind love interest
(Emily Watson) give the film A heart as well as horror. It’s Nice to see that Hopkins, showing up to
make a buck again, is Nowhere near as hammy and annoying as he
was in Hannibal. It’s an entertaining film that packs
a horrifying punch But nothing beats meeting Lecter for the
first time in that dungeon And seeing him toy with Jodie Foster. Thus,
this film is no Silence of the Lambs, but…
Being a secretary myself, Executive assistant, if you will, And having witnessed many Truly dysfunctional relationships between
My fellow mostly female secretaries
and their mostly male bosses, I Expected a lot from this movie. It delivered,
Sleazy charm, solid Performances, and humor as black As my boss likes his coffee. Fresh out of
the Nuthouse, Lee (Maggie Gyllenhaal) struggles
to Kick her self-mutilating urges and
Manages to get a job assisting
a handsome, sad and Eviscerating attorney (James Spader, deadpan
and brilliant) who
Dominates and humiliates
her Into being a better secretary, spanking
her when his Coffee is cold or she makes typos. The film has a surreal tone that mimics
the characters’ Amorphous relationship. Some of the S&M
scenes are Tough to watch, but I found it hard to take
my Eyes off Gyllenhaal whose body language
changes as she
Takes control of her life
by submitting to her boss. Overall, Nine to Five and Working Girl are
Movies for secretaries, but
this is the first film I’ve seen that Explores the occupation’s basic submissive/dominant
paradigm and intimacy.
Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy
Hilarious and heartbreaking, Entertaining and thought-provoking, this Documentary about the Greatest male porn star of our time features Enlightening commentary from such industry Heavyweights as Al Goldstein, Larry Flynt,
Seymour Butts and One Al "Grandpa Munster" Lewis
who slams Ron's Garralous attempts at strip club Stand-up comedy.
Nobody can maintain an Erection longer or climax on cue like this
stand-up guy, we learn, and Every average porn-watching guy tells Ron
he's Damn lucky to be Ron "The Hedgehog"
Laid ain't everything, Ron
laments. One big role in a mainstream film would
be Viagra for his soul. I laughed at clips
of his clowning but Eventually felt melancholy when Ron revealed
the story of
Tanya, the love he lost because
he wouldn't quit the biz. Overeating and oversexed, underappreciated,
unloved and unfulfilled Oh Ron, do you want a hug?
Sam Raimi delivers the Perfect summper movie. An Uber-spider bites Nerdy Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire)
Morphing him into a superhero.
Peter Endures a personal tragedy as
Required in comic books to
Instill in him rage and a mission. It's
Great fun watching him develop His powers and face off against the Terrible Green Goblin (Willem Defoe)
Raimi uses the latest digital
technology to create Outstanding special effects and retain a
comic book feel. Ultimately, the film is forgettable fun
but still Not to be missed as the rare big budget
flick that Doesn't disappoint.
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Lucas writes hokey dialogue, Everyone agrees, but he won't stop crafting Stilted scenes that unintentionally elicit
laughter. Star Wars keeps humming along, sometimes
Jerkily like C3PO, as busy
CGI backgrounds keep us from seeing Actors who can't act too well (Hayden Christensen
and Natalie Portman). Really, I was pleasantly surprised as
Jar Jar and a dull story
had left me Almost uninterested in the franchise. Reluctantly, I bought a ticket, but
My low expectations were
more than exceeded. As an Old Star Wars geek, I Relished the opportunity to meet characters
who were Established in the first trilogy. The
Fight scenes are fun, especially
when Yoda Unleashes his light saber skills on bad
jedi Christopher Lee. No doubt, you can count me in for Episode
The Dangerous Lives of Altar
Facing tougher themes and issues than Other Catholic school teen films you might Recall like Heaven Help Us, Peter
Care creates a moving coming
of age story, Although the film turns too grim and Tackles too many issues (such as incest, Humiliation at the hands of nuns, and drug
use). Our heroes, Francis (Emile Hirsch) and Tim
(Kieran Culkin) Like to get into trouble and draw comics
which Incorporate their superhero altar-boy-egos
who Crusade against Nunzilla. Jodie Foster Sans makeup makes a severe nun who pigeonholes
Our boys with her castrating
comments. Not to be outdone, Vincet D'Onfrio creates
a smoking, Loutish priest. I wished for more time with
these adults as the Youth storyline gets a bit too unbelievable
The Bourne Identity
Before Matt Damon became a star And Affleck became a joke, Demolition Man and T2 made millions.
Well, now the new guys take
their shots In classic action flicks. Little did we know that Lil Matty would be the one making the most
Heroism abounds as Damon
plays an Uberspy turned memory-less Nutjob in The Bourne Identity. Tracing his roots and kicking ass along
the way, Spyboy Jason Bourne
Meets the girl, Immobilizes the enemy, Nixes the amnesia, and Damn near makes the best spy since Bond
met Pussy Galore.
Men in Black II
For those sci-fi heads that Remember the original MIB, Escape this regurgitation while you still
can. Save your money and Hope that Matrix II and III come out soon.
Primus songs have better
lines and far better Riffs than this horrible revisit to an earth In which aliens live amongst us yet No one can tell without a pair of Ray Bans
and loads of Cheesy one liners at his/her constant disposal. Even Episode II has better dialogue.
Replacing an ex-Marine super-bug
with an Out-of-this-world-hot Laura Flynn Boyle
stands out as The only improvement in this contrived follow-up. Some advice: Big ears don’t always
equal big laughs.
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Perhaps this will just be a wacky teen sex
comedy, One thinks, as the film opens with its two
teen heroes, one Rich and one poor, plotting to bed Luisa,
a beautiful but sad older woman. Kinkiness abounds in a way that's more real
than gratuitous. Yes, other countries aren't as uptight about
sex as the good ol' USA. Sexuality can be explored without devices
like apple pies.
When the teens embark on
a carefree summer roadtrip with Luisa, It's clear they will learn much about women,
themselves, and The hidden unspoiled beaches of Mexico.
Director Alfonso Cuaron Has paced the film leisurely, and he gradually
Plot, lending depth to the
film, even pathos. The film Astutely examines politics, machismo, and
class issues in Mexico Through the relationship of the two teens
who Have their minds opened and their sexual
attitudes changed by their Older and wiser teacher. This is an intelligent, Sexy coming-of-age film for grown-ups.
Schumacher gives us some summer schlock, Underwelming but mildly amusing. Maybe it's me, but terrorists plotting to
buy nukes May not qualify as Escapist fun anymore. Chris Rock's punchlines miss more often than they
Can somebody tell Anthony
Hopkins he can Reject scripts now that he's made it? There's Action, a few laughs, stiff camaraderie,
and air conditioning; Perhaps that's
Comedy doesn't get much broader or Hilarious than this blaxploitation spoof. I laughed out loud at Eddie Griffin's antics,
but Chris Kattan doesn't do much with his villain
role. Kids will like the visual gags and Eddie's wacky 70s outfits and slapstick
routines. Not satisfied with meer silliness, this
Laugh-packed flick takes
aim at stereotypes I learned a few new ones -- apparently African-Americans
are Vehemently opposed to mayonnaise. Everyone has a funny name like the Rotund "Smart Brother" or the
"Conspiracy Brother" who Says "Revolution!" when hanging
up the phone.
Fried Chicken becomes a tool Of the evil "The Man" who poisons
it in an act of Racial warfare, doping and duping a
Thinly-veiled Colin Powell
(Billy Dee Williams). Hilarious and smart, Eddie Griffin gives blaxploitation films
Some Austin Powers spin,
producing an Original flick that won't disappoint. Can Undercover Brother defeat "The Man"
and make finger Licking safe again? Watch and see.
K-19: The Widowmaker
You may have laughed at the trailer when
you heard Ford's Russian accent. Over the course of the movie you stop laughing
and grow Uncomfortable, just like the sailors are
on the doomed nuclear sub, Removed from daylight, clausterphobic, and
under a tyrant. Eventually, you're bored. The true story
is intriguing but there's
Not a ton of action, mostly
just intense staring from the somber stars. The film's One fatal error is the deployment of bad
Russian accents by all the actors. One
Might think that since the
film takes place in Russia and the characters Eat borscht and address each other as "comrade"
that even if they spoke Regularly we'd accept the fact that they're
Russians. Yes, one might think that, but one wouldn't
be a studio exec then. Liam Neeson pulls off the accent better
than Ford but both stumble. Harrison is
Solid as always, but somber
and hard to care about. This is a movie for military buffs only.
Don't come looking for Romance or even a single joke. Being on
a Russian sub is seriously unfunny, Especially during the height of the cold
war. Everyone tries hard to generate drama, and
we're conscious that they're trying. Please, Harrison, you're good at what you
Sweet Home Alabama
Really, this movie is nothing special but
it is Entertaining and fun, the sort of Escapist fluff that is known as a “chick
flick.” Savvy yet sweet, Reese Witherspoon plays
an Enigmatic young fashion designer who hides
Alabama white trash past
from her friends. When her Nice, cute boyfriend (Patrick Dempsey, who has undergone an Anthony-Michael-Hall-esque
Transformation into a hunk),
son of New York’s mayor (a Wildly overacting Candace Bergen), proposes,
Reese must return home to eat Okra and secure a divorce from her ornery
but sexy high school sweetheart. A
Culture clash ensues as Reese
must come to terms with her Unfashionable past and her unresolved feelings
for The ex who still hasn’t let her go.
There are some Entertaining scenes involving civil war
Bloodhounds, but much of
the Yankees vs. Rebels material is as Old as the hills. Still, Reese carries the
movie and she might just win Your heart along with the hearts of her
two suitors. The filmmakers Sure know the formula for a good romantic
The Good Girl
Surprisingly convincing as a working class Thirty-year-old cashier, Jennifer Aniston
imbues this film with Regret, passion, and yearning. In her plaid
shirts and baggy Lee jeans, she Is convincing as a wife who is stuck in
a dead-end retail Position with a pothead husband (John C.
Reilly, reliably good). She
Meets a troubled young writer
(a heartbreaking Jake Gyllenhaal) and begins an Affair with him. Ultimately, she realizes
his flaws and Laments that he is too damaged to save her
from her dull Life. Although the film does not offer the
one might hope for, it succeeds by creating an Overwhelming sense of ennui and dread and
captures the Vastness of urban sprawl and the hopelessness
it engenders. This film's reality Exceeds any so-called reality show on TV.
So, I looked forward to this movie for How many months? Sixth Sense fans like me Yearned for another creepy And thought-provoking film from M. Night Shymalan. Crop circles Always intrigued me, but Shymalan does Little with the premise And delivers a film that is Never boring, filled with pervasive
Dread, but ultimately lacking In thrills and monster effects. It’s No Sixth Sense, but it beats Children of
the Corn. Great supporting work from Joaquin Phoenix
Dazed and confused brother,
adding Occasional comic relief. Heavy-handed moralizing Never impresses me, and this film is Guilty of more preaching than scaring.
40 Days and 40 Nights
I confess. I enjoy stupid teen sex comedies
and I feel There's no shame in being 29 and Sitting in a theater on opening night where
Nobody else is over 18. One might have high hopes for this film,
Heathers director Michael
Lehmann made it, and Eligible hunk o' the moment Josh Hartnett
stars As a Catholic stud who vows to give up sex
for Lent. Various stupid gags ensue, but the film
does Entertain. Just don't ask too much of it. No doubt, religious folk will find the film
crosses the line with
Heathen humor, and Even as a lapsed Catholic I thought it was
a bit mean-spirited, Lacking in true insight into the funny potential
of the faith, Perhaps too reliant on cliches,
Unlike a certain largely
forgotten 1980s Catholic boys School sex comedy that's worth a rental.
In the Bedroom
Grief has never been portrayed so Realistically onscreen before, I think. I felt the Eviscerating pain that Violence brings down on this Ideal-seeming upper middle class household. Nearly perfect performances are Generated by a silently
Fuming Sissy Spacek and Overwelmed Tom Wilkinson. Rarely do films slow down to allow
The viewer to experience
suffering. Here the drama builds to a plate-smashing Apocalyptic confrontation where hard Truths and deep hurts are revealed.
Endings are tricky, but Nothing prepared me for the Hollywood-ized, Dumb revenge sequence. It's totally unnecessary and Not true to the characters. Good grief!
Confronting his loneliness, Our hero, a mild-mannered bank clerk (Ben
Chaplin) Logs on to an internet site that Delivers Russian mail order brides.
When Nadia (Nicole Kidman)
arrives, her lack of Aptitude for English is only the first of
many unpleasant surprises that Rock this clerk's world.
While she proves eager to
please him in the sack And their wordless connection grows, the
arrival of her comrades from Russia starts a descent into hell and Melds a sweet culture-clash romance with
a sexually-charged thriller. With
Her impressive command of
Russian, Kidman creates a complex character and the Endearing Chaplin wins the audience's sympathy,
even if he is A loser. The film is nothing earth-shattering
but Rewards the viewer who ventures out to the
cinema on a cold winter night with Taut suspense.
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the
High School 1987: I'm reading my brother's
copies of The Lord of the Rings Epic escapism for dreamy souls, never dreaming
myself that there'd ever be Anything made of them but a four-day mini-series
on NBC. Eons later I'm Very surprised they managed to make Gollum
look so real and cast such a dead-on Elrond: he looks just like the cartoon Elrond
from TVs The Hobbit, by golly. Now, I wasn't too keen on Ian McKellen as
Gandalf (John Huston RIP). But
Fortunately, he grew on me,
like his Gods & Monsters character grew On me, that lovable nut. But my favorite
bit of casting was Ian Holm. He Rocks as the charming Hobbit, Bilbo, who
sets this whole adventure spinning.
A wide swath of emotions
pass across Ian's face, just as they did earlier this year in the
Grisly slasher, From Hell.
Then, of course there's adorable Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood Is almost typecast there). And Boromir and
Aragorn as token human eye candy. Right away Aragorn, the brooding warrior,
makes the argument for men. And though I never Liked facial hair, as a rule, I'm beginning
to change my mind. His performance is that good.
All my life I've romanticized
these thrilling scenes of wonder like Gandalf's Library, piled high with teetering, yellow
books. I've always wanted a Library and/or study like that. Almost Dr.
Suessian in it's gravity-defying
Arrangement of towering
papers, props and general atmosphere of studiousness. Great caves of
Moria, the ancient city of dwarves, provided Opulent scenes
of sad abandonment overrun by orcs and Goblins and pissy
demons from the pits of Middle Earth.
Overall, outstanding textures
in ever scene, from the fabrics of Galadriel to the Very skin and body piercings of the trolls
and orc-warriors to the gritty props to Each monumental surface and grass blade
and swatch of weather. Realistic fantasy, short on nothing but
the fake-looking hobbit's foot.
My biggest problem was keeping
Pippen and Merry apart. In the End, they're a duet of interchangeable hobbits-as-device-of-humor.
Maybe the Next episode of hobbit-foolery might sort
things out. But aside from these two, this
World is full of very distinctive
creations: the fair-faced, flaxen-haired Elves, Including Liv Tyler as Arwen, distracting
when you hear faint sounds of That Aerosmith song "Crazy" in
the back of your head while she's trying to tell Hunky Aragorn that immortality aint all
it's cracked up to be. Then you have the
Little curmudgeonly dwarves,
the bloodless, eyeless Ringwraithsand great seamless mythology Of Tolkien itself, with it's never-ending
passages of legend and evocation. Themes Nothing short of the timeless test against
man's insatiable greed and overpowering weaknesses Graded against the hobbit-embodiment of
simple pleasures and contentment, a
Handful of valuable lessons
to arm us for these gloomy times of conspiring. A hobbit's work is never done. And neither Is yours, by the way, because you won't
remember any of this next year and you'll need to Rent The Fellowship on video before the
next epic installment comes out.
Colliding cars and classes A fender bender is handled badly by a Rich young lawyer (Ben Affleck)
Who finds himself crossing
moral lines And getting a tough fight from his poor
Recovering alcoholic doppelganger (Samuel
L. Jackson). A Smart movie, marred only by a too-neat Hollywood
Despite some off-kilter chemistry between
the major players - Robin Williams,
Al Pacino and Hillary Swank - good Even performances
are all around (even if Swank's role was Almost interchangeably
one-dimensional). Stark like The Pledge, this Movie questions
whether the truth will truly set You free - "You
can't decide when to tell the truth" Williams
Intonates, not quite creepily
but with all the sedate violence you Never doubted lurked beneath his joking
surface...with a Small touch of humor on top. But most scenes
showcase Our very favorite displaced New Yorker himself
- plunging the rolling log Metaphor of sleeplessness in the gorgeous
Alaskan summer of Never-night. Thank God we got Al into some
nature before the onset of arthritis. I guess I'm biased, but I never get tired
of his haggard schtick And even in his high-elevated ages, with
the sure signs of grandpa-oldness, I Can still recognize that 49 other states
of nature has done some good for this...
However the bloody
battle between the Bills rages Over here at
Ape Culture, I have to give the Midwest looking Rustic Bill Paxton
his due - he can set up a shot Right down to
rain on a car's window pane. Okay performance
on his part, too...which Rightfully balances
Matthew McConaughey's range less droning drawl.
Low amount of horror thrills
for the dollar and I was put off by the questionable plot and
point-of-view pot-holes, The convoluted theological message and the
twisted yet over-simplified Ending.
Suburban boredom and a chance meeting Nudges a pretty housewife (Diane Lane of
The Outsiders) into a stormy affair With a Soho-boho hunk (Olivier Martinez).
We know it's not Going to end well, because Adrian Lyne is directing. No bunnies are boiled
this time, Only a cuckolded husband's (Richard Gere)
temper. Bent on vengeance, he confronts his wife's
lover Eventually, using a whimsical, defenseless
Snowglobe (which I happen
to collect) as a weapon. Lyne's ruminations on infidelity And its far-reaching effects are interesting,
but None of the charagers inspire sympathy.
It's Definitely an intelligent, well-acted Erotic film, but I Recommend waiting for video.
Parents and their kids will be Impressed and entertained by this X-uberant film. Voice Actors, notably John Goodman as the hulking
furry Reluctant father figure
Sully and Billy Crystal as
Sully's Everpresent, wild-eyed, Loud-mouthed sidekick Mike Lend depth and personality to their Sumptuously animated characters. Sully looks
Plush you'll run to the toy
store to Lap up the cuddly merchandise. Underneath the imaginative story, there's
a smart Satire about corporate life. Humor abounds and so do hijinks. I thought
Toy Story was great Only to see Toy Story 2 top it. You bet I'll be back to See what these clever animators whip up
Jodie Foster picks good material more Often than not, and here she gives us a
Devastatingly stressful thriller than nearly
had me In fetal position in my stadium seat. There's
nothing Extraneous in the film. Director David Fincher
cuts to the chase,
Incarcerating Foster and
her daughter in their panic room immediately, Not bothering to develop their characters.
That work because we've cared about
Jodie in danger ever since
Taxi Driver and Foxes. This film is Entertaining as a thrill ride and the bumbling,
bickering trio of criminals are Often amusing. Virginal burglar Jared Leto
gives a charismatic Performance, peppering his dialogue with
pop culture references, since TV Apparently gave him his only education in
crime. Dwight Yoakam adds another Ruthless lowlife to his acting resume, and
the ever- Dependable Forest Whitaker makes us almost
root for him. Sure, You don't need this stress, but you thrive
A Beautiful Mind
I don't normally like Ron Howard's Trite feel-good flicks
And I don't get excited over Disease-of-the-week biopics. But Damned if I didn't find myself caught in
the Spell of this film and its riveting and
Unusual depiction of John
Nash's Peculiarly unraveling mind.
This reaction of mine Of course stems from my deep admiration,
Or schoolgirl crush, if you
will, on Russell Crowe who is here Stripped of his sexiness, just like in The
Insider, Caged in nerdy clothes and glasses and craziness.
It's his brilliant Acting that makes this film Reach greater heights that Howard's Apollo
13 astronaunts. Sometimes math isn't boring.
From the first few images, Amelie charms
casually with her skipping Rocks, suicidal goldfish, the tabloid death
of Lady Di, a box of Childhood. Amelie delights in details and mad, padded
obsessions. Pregnant with Idiosyncratic souls, like the glass-boned
re-painter of Renoir's "Le Dejeuner des Canotiers". Downstairs he works and watches the landlady,
the grocer and quirky Amelie - for Years in solitude. But today he is the cohesive,
tottering wise man in this
Cast of jealous lovers, stilted
fathers, hypochondriacs And jet-setting ceramic yard gnomes. Amelie
takes us on a Technicolor Tour of the prop-packed corridors of Paris
and below the animated Stripes of her wallpaper, the magic of her
imagination, where she
Accumulates dreams and becomes
the sure-stepping stealth altruist. Nobody but the painter and his telescopes
suspect. Only he can't communicate with her outside
of explications of those Neat little Renoir reproductions, specifically
Amelie's theories about the Yearnings of the girl holding the glass.
The prism-dissected heart of this movie: a Montage of photo booth portraits and the
man who puzzles over them. Only Amelie is severely paralyzed by love
for him; She's a rare Updraft, inspiring a carnival from behind
a self-made fence of fear, proving there Should be a twelve-step group for people
Again I endure a film from Todd Soldonz, thinking Todd's films and
Neil LaBute's films are the
cinematic equivalent of A root canal. As in his earlier films Happiness
and Welcome to the Dollhouse, Soldonz skewers suburbia, roasting it on
a backyard BBQ pit. This is his most self-reflective film Yet, as he casts look-alike Paul Giammati
Alter-ego, a deluded documentary
filmmaker who is as much an object of audience Scorn as the rest of the characters. Critics
Have accused Soldonz of mocking
his characters instead of Empathizing, of being a nihilist.
While this may be true, he
is just as critical of himself. I Admire this self-examination and found this
film insightful, if bleak. There are two Narratives. The first one, involving a naive
writing student and her predatory Teacher is the most eviscerating. The second Story is longer but doesn't really break
new ground in its
Treatment of an upper middle
class suburban dysfunctional family. Lupe Ontiveros gives the film's most human performance
as the family's put-upon maid,
But Soldonz shafts her in
an all too Easy, almost glib ending.
The Shipping News
Annie Proulx's Pulitzer Prize winning novel
is now a Stultifyingly slow motion picture. The film
Set in Newfoundland, a Land both austerely beautiful and, well,
just austere. Our hero, Quoyle (Kevin Spacey), journeys
to this frozen Wasteland with his daughter and his aunt
(Judi Dench) after his wife's death.
After landing a job covering
the Shipping news for the local newspaper
And meeting an attractive
widow (Julianne Moore), Quoyle
Gradually gains self-esteem
and grows to understand his roots. Lots of bizarre things happen to characters
with odd names, And it seems to take forever for this wounded Couple to thaw out their loins and get It on. Lasse Hallstrom's assured directing,
the acting and cinematography are Enough to prevent this film from being a
total clunker. Wait for video, Rent it and try hard not to fall asleep.
Maggie Smith leads Robert Altman's impressive ensemble of British
and American thespians. Negotiating the borders between upstairs
and downstairs, Altman Neatly sketches two worlds within one house, Each having its own conflicts, scandals
and Rules. I spent the first hour Struggling to figure out who was who,
And had a hard time putting
the 30 faces to their Names. Once I got my bearings, I found the Diabolical dialogue and insights on the
nature of service and
Money to be worthy of further
reflection. Ultimately these heady issues are more interesting
than the Routine murder mystery which is the plot's
main Device and carry more emotional weight. Edgier than the average costume drama and
ambitious in scope, this Rich film represents relief from Dr. T and
a return to Short Cuts form for Altman.
Altman surely influenced director Ray Lawrence
who depicts an ensemble of Needy and emotionally damaged characters
who lives intersect
And who struggle to connect.
Anthony LaPaglia achors the film with an Outstanding performance as an adulterous
detective. The Eviscerating pain of loss and loneliness
Permeates this film and Left me feeling wounded but moved. This
is an Australian film that isn't a bit wacky, Nor is it frothy fun. But those who who
appreciate Tough films that explore the depths of humanity
Cannot afford to miss this
one. Geoffrey Rush And Barbara Hershey play a distant couple
who Need each other but can't communicate after
the Traumatic loss of their only child. The
film's opening sequence reveals that
Hidden in the brush, there's
a decaying body of a woman. And then Each female character who is introduced
makes us wonder if she will become A victim by the third reel. Besides being
an effective drama, Lantana presents a tense Law and Order type
investigation that will keep
You on the edge of your seat.
Neighbors Often know too much about their neighbors'
business and Ultimately layers of betrayals and misinterpretations
Reveal that things are not as simple, or
as hopeless, as this film
Sometimes make them seem.
Clearly, this is One of the best films of the year, with
its rich performances and Undulating storyline that grows and spreads,
much Like an overgrown lantana plant.
The Royal Tenenbaums
Truly brilliant, Gene Hackman enchants and surprises in this film, Eliciting giggles and sobs, sometimes in
the same scene.
Boring as he was during the
90s in big budget submarine and lawyer flicks, he Evokes the best of his 70s performances
as the most Screwy of the screwed-up Tenenbaum clan.
From beginning to end, the
film is filled with marvelous details, Inscrutable images, whimsy, and bold performances.
Luke Wilson shines as the sensitive tennis
prodigy, filling frames with Melancholy, and his mid-match collapse is
simply hilarious. His brother
Owen amuses; I can't complain
(I usually do) about Gwyneth and Stiller. As the Fractured family's matriarch, Anjelica Huston
holds the movie together with a calm,
Tough presence. Director
Wes Anderson guides this ensemble, and He gradually reveals the layers of dysfunction
and steps to reconciliation. By the End, I was crying, while thinking I hadn't
laughed out loud so much at a movie in
Years. I left feeling nearly
as screwed-up as a Tenenbaum, but Enjoying the feeling. I have to Annouce that this film Replaces Moulin Rouge as my choice for...
L. I. E.
Depressed enough as I was, given that September 11 wasn't Too long ago, I probably Underestimated my appetite for this Richly detailed film of utter Bleakness and ennui. I was reminded of Larry Clark's Kids and
I don't think I Needed to see another movie about how
Suburban kids can be so Utterly fucked up and are often Betrayed by their elders and friends. Ultimately, this film Rewards the brave with fine performances
and cinematography, but its Boy meets pedophile storyline Almost made me Nauseous. I should have opted for Something silly.
Hypnotic journey into two Awful lives. Lilly white ass. Luscious female form. Easy money for those of us into trailer
As always, Nobody likes P. Diddy or Peter Boyle.
Billy Bob Thorton Is insanely convincing as a Lowdown redneck with a heart of gold. Like that’s a stretch. Yahoo Serious playing a dumbass has to work
harder to find his character.
Good thing for us Billy leaves
his clothes on though, Or does he?
Pop in the extra tape and
record Our favorite Oscar winning performance as
Redneck love gets freaky with the always
perfect Halle Berry. Never had I imagined breasts with such thespian
abilities. Oscar you little, naked perv!
Billy Bob Thornton in tighty whities is
just one of the Litany of disturbing images in this film. Everyone is depressed or depressing And it's hard to find a character to root
for, Kinda hard to care about them too, when
they behave so
listlessly. Still, I have
to applaud this film for the acting, particularly Halle
Berry's fearless performance
which lays bare a soul and body Eviscerated by alcoholism, neglect, and
general hard times. As the mother of an obese son and Underloved wife of a death row inmate played
distractingly by P. Diddy, This woman has to deal with some serious
shit. In the end, the film provides some hope For its downtrodden characters as they crawl
out from Under themselves, their mistakes, and their
prejudices and forge connections. Love might yet save the day.
I ventured uptown to
West Harlem's Magic Johnson
Theater, As it seemed the appropriate venue to screen
this Stupid movie. Magic's intro counseled against
the display of
Gang signs or colors. Once that was over, I kicked back and Nearly fell off my rocking chair Not once but several times, laughing At the pot-fueled hijinks of Method Man
Who firmly establish they
have the weed and the wit to Resurrect the marijuana comedy genre. If you like Cheech and Chong, Think Afroman's "Because I Got High"
is an Excellent tune,
And have seen Easy Rider
Several times, you'll laugh
'til you Cry. If you don't like slapstick and Regurgitation humor, I suggest you skip this one. You Peeps know which category suits you. Toking a special weed, grown in the ashes
of Method Man's
Best friend (who perished
after falling asleep Under the influence of weed, lighting his
dreads on fire), helps our heros ace the Test and get into Harvard. If you thought
Turned that school upside
down in Legally Blond, well, you Haven't seen nuthin' yet! Entertaining cameos from whiteys who Needed paychecks, like Fred Willard and
Impressed me. And it's nice
to see Lark Voorhees (Saved By The Bell's Lisa)
Getting work. Overall, the disjointed script, raunch and
gross-outs were a bit Too much for me, but then I'm not a
Hemp crusader like Woody
Harrelson. If you are, you'll dig it, and I expect
these two Guys will reach greater rappin' and actin'
Heights. Peace out.
Not Another Teen Movie
While I'm well past my teens I still enjoy teen flicks, especially Those starring Freddie Prinze, Jr or The kids from Dawson's Creek. If You're a stunted twentysomething like me
I assure you this silly film
will Not disappoint and will make you laugh
Perhaps getting drunk first
helps. It did for me. But don't get so plastered
you miss subtle Nuances like the school being named John
Hughes High and Kitschy cameos from two Breakfast Club members.
All-star casts usually spell disaster. You
Recall Airport '77
or Mars Attacks? I am happy to Note that this film succeeds. It's a Gas, as Frank
might have said,
And Dean would enjoy the
Dialogue and easy camaraderie
between this merry band of Imaginative thieves. Clooney, Pitt, and
Damon Need no introduction and broads will be Ga-ga over these sharp-dressed fellas. Julia
Roberts is the film's sole
Dame and she's okay too,
for a chick. There's enough eye candy for everyone. It's fun to watch the heist unfold and spot
the cameos from the likes of Wayne Newton and Siegfried that lend a vibe of
Vegas authenticity. Andy Garcia is slick as the casino boss and the
too-seldom-seen Elliott Gould gives a
Terrific, funny performance
as the money man. I still feel the original is swell and didn't
need to be re- Made, but that doesn't mean this version
isn't Extremely entertaining, baby.
Creepy opening sequence of dental x-rays And Danny Elfman theme led me to have Very high hopes for this Independent black comedy. "Lying is
like Tooth decay," Steve Martin says, but
that's as profound as he gets. You'll see him in sex scenes,
Enraptured by Laura Dern
and Helena Bonham Carter, Moping through another drugged out weird
chick role. Personally, I prefer her in corsets. Truth is, I like seeing Steve Martin have
sex as much as like I having Oral surgery. There's no chemistry between
the stars and plot cavities Riddle this film. It shouda been pulled.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's
or Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone...if you're a British Muggle
(It's like they speak a different language over there!)
What's up with stodgy muggles and other
adults? They can't relate to the High-jinx of fantasy. Rowling flings high
sparks from her wand, from Each charm-drunk character in PotterLand,
showing how well she knows the Rules of the sci-fi road and how completely
she stocks her make-believe shelves. Even Americans raised in the surreal boonies
of Disneyland and Spielberg
Don't yet have the rooster of magical classics
the British are so adept at spinning Out. Which is not to say we capitulate the
genre joust to this Frodo of our time.
It's a veritable travelogue of British castles,
this cult of Potter, sure to
Be the biggest boost to the UK GNP. Note to creationist parentals:
don't let that Upset your tea cups. The Pottsman's got
his wand in the right place and Hermione, You got a girl here on the Wizardry honors
track. You go girl!
Maybe you haven't seen Ron Weasley's performing
faces or Hagrid, an Erstwhile PETA for three-headed dogs and
dragons named Norbert. Remember to look for the caretaker impersonating
Neil Young and Alan Rickman's Cold stirring villain of a Professor Snape,
Richard Harris, Maggie Smith - How could you cast a better A-list of thespians
for your big-budget, special FX flick? And don't you just love stories about school?
Okay, maybe that's just me. The Next movie better have more John Cleese
in it, Doing his impersonation of Nearly Headless
Nick, my only complaint of this prequel franchise. I also can't stand to hear muggles whine
when the movie so nearly matches the book. Go Suck on a pixie stick and get back to me
when you're hyper. Even dolts should let their long lost inner
child live a little.
The Man Who Wasn't There
Whenever I see a Coen Brothers
movie However bad I'm feeling, regardless of the
weather, And despite the trouble outside, I drift
off into their unique world This is another great example of their highly
With Billy Bob Thornton in
top form, In this case, a quiet, simmering barber Laughless, tuneless, without a trace of
passion, he watches Like a cat, waiting for his moment, his
The ever-impressive Frances
McDormand shines as the unfaithful wife Her paramour is aptly played by James Gandolfini, Each and every actor, in fact, is perfectly
cast and sparkles Yet, the Coen Brothers are the true stars
Dark, somber, brooding, the
movie sifts by like a Mozart etude Ordinary 50s Americana turns menacing: hypnotic
barber poles, shadowy stores
Noir, by narrow definition,
but the movie is more than that Every shot is like a strange dream, familiar,
but menacing X-cruciatingly detailed, phenomenal cinematography
by Roger Deakins This is a sad comedy, a funny revenge fantasy,
in short, a Coen Brothers movie.
When ABC dumped his pilot He did what any reasonable director would
do. Another David Lynch movie has hit the big
screen. Though Mulholland Drive was made for TV,
it sure ain't that now.
The plot starts off as a
conventional amnesiac episode. Healthy, brunette bombshell Laura Elena
Harring Escapes car crash and hides out in vacated
Fresh from the country, Naomi
Watts' "Betty" moves into her aunt's apartment Unbeknownst to her, the odd "Rita"
(name purloined from movie poster) Concealed in the shower, is no friend of
her generous aunt, but what the hell, she Knowingly enters into the mystery like an
R-rated Nancy Drew.
Instead of pursuing acting,
Betty takes a walk (and a roll) on the wild side. She and "Rita" play detective
and discover a rotting corpse in a bungalow.
The different story elements
intertwine Harassed and distressed director Justin
Theroux is threatened by the mob Insecure patient (whoever he is) fears
seeing an ugly face from his nightmare Some right-out-of-central-casting detectives
scratch their heads and ponder
Absolutely everything seems
to be leading to something But then Betty and Rita find the box that
fits the blue key Overturning our expectations, we enter into
a parallel Universe, where nothing makes sense, even
Ann Miller (how's that for creepy?). This is vintage Lynch. If you can stand
Coincidence perhaps, not Unlike the attack date being 911 or Starcrossed should-be-lovers who keep Almost crossing paths, but I Couldnt help remembering that the Kids in love in Say Anything spouted romantic
cliches along the
Order of this movie's pair.
As cute as he is, it must be Noted that John Cusack has
Affably played the romantic
pop culture savvy Underappreciated and overlooked nice guy
Too many times now, Often with Jeremy Piven by his side, just like In this movie which isn't awful but Lacks originality and plods along toward
an ending made obvious by the title. One final note is that Say Anything and
Serendipity have The same number of letters in their titles.
Acting, Writing, and Directing Seems one task too many for the
Exceedingly annoying Josh
Kornbluth who applies his X-ray vision and wit to the world of temping.
This Comedy of errors has its moments and If you've ever temped you'll laugh at the Terrifying head secretary and at the way
the temp is Ignored until he becomes a "perm." No doubt Josh wishes he could snag Gorgeous chicks like he does when he's cast
As himself. Overweight, bald,
and underemployed, Somehow he manages to score and this
Digression from reality Along with the movie's wafer-thin plot assures
this film will be Temp to theaters, perm to video Alongside Clockwatchers.
Exhausting as 8 hours of
filing, movies about Nothing but Temping Rehash the nothingness until the viewer Yearns for something
Stylish film opens with Corpulent sunbathing Ray Winston's peace shattered. He barely Eludes a wayward boulder Which smashes into his pool
Next he gets a visit
from an Old friend, Ben Kingsley, who's psychotic
and won't take No for an answer. Violence ensues amid snappy dialogue and Intelligent performances. It's Often hard to understand the thick Limey accents, but the film is clever and Entertaining to the end with a Nifty heist at its Climax. Kingsley's performance should Engage the Academy's
Seemed strange to see Josh Hartnett sporting the same fucked-up haircut
As in Halloween: H20 but that's because Kids weren't allowed to see this film when
it was made. Evidently, the studio felt the school violence
in this modernized Shakespearian tragedy mirrored the Columbine
massacre Perhaps too closely. Everyone's relieved to see an Othello As opposed to yet another Hamlet Remake and this film is decent Except for the modernized script's awkward
Inner-city speak which made
Ghetto denizens in the theater with me Laugh and I'm sure the script was written
by a white middle-class suburban Lawn-manicuring man. Anyway, despite good
performances from Intelligent young actors, particularly Mekhi
Phifer, the movie is still Nothing special.
Denzel Washington has pretty
teeth It's pretty hard to miss 'em. He's the bad
cop for a change... Do you think Ethan Hawke could shave for
once in his life? Not that he's all that bad--in fact he's
the good one here. To tell you the truth, I went with this
for a while
Go if you want, it's not
half bad Everything seems pretty predictable though The cinematography's great and the action
Maybe I'm just too jaded, Everything looked recycled.
Often found myself second
guessing the movie From time to time I was surprised, which
is always nice. For the most part, I was glad I only paid
Nutty Professor of yore must
be Enamored of young Chris Kattan, Who demonstrates that he, like
Jerry, is a master of disguise
and silliness as he Entertains in this mafioso spoof. Routines fall flat more than not and I wondered
what happened to "The Reflex" which Corky sang in the preview.
Did Yasmin Le Bon tell Simon the movie was too
dumb even for Duran Duran?
Lest ye think I'm panning
this movie, I'll Elaborate enough to say there Were a few times I laughed out loud and
I feel It exceeds most SNL movies, which contain
only a sketch-ful o' humor Stretched to feature length
Always, these comedies give
Really, they hurt me, when
I pay 10 goddamn bucks Every time, sucker that I am, and still
I Never think "what, I can't wait for
video?" Then I pay the guy, and I sit in the dark Eating overpriced cholesterol enhancers. Ripping farts like a real critic.
Go if you're scared easily,
a big ninny or generally scaredy pants. Basic Haunted house stuff of the somebody's-watching-you
genre. Oh sure, there are some skin tinglers and
seat jumpers, but nothing to Stop you from getting your beauty sleep
tonight. The best scenes turned the haunted house
clichés up- Side down: like being afraid to leave a
dark room for a well-lit one.
Yellow-faced children, the
book of the dead, Nicole Kidman's perky hairdo: Okay--those were pretty damn unsettling--along
with Undead dead people trying to break through.
Can you blame them? And then... Along lost-in-the-war husband shows up--hubba
hubba. Nothing to cause one to miss a Mission Impossible
Right in your face, Nicole
Kidman's character was a refreshing horror ingenue. Out with the shivering, shrieking victim
who must run in circles looking for her man. Out with the clueless, head-in-the-sand
dolt who keeps tripping over the rug. Tell those stinkin' ghosts they can stick
it where the sun don't shine.
Fortunately, this is where
they dwell. Unfortunately, Our little ghosts aren't who we think they
are and the three servants are Rude and cheeky. It's hard to scare up good
help these days.
Another Heist movie. What
can I say? Not much, I’m afraid. It’s a
movie, alright, with One capable b-level star. You loved him
in The Firm. That Gene Hackman has a big, oval head and
Delroy Lindo, He has a big oval head, too. Danny DeVito
– another big head. Every bit of witty dialogue, every plot
twist, all this heist stuff Revolves around Hackman, the big-headed,
Only DeVito has a nephew,
see, Lame enough to screw everything up and Hackman’s Daughter….er…I mean girlfriend
Makes no bones about what
she sees in him…he’s crafty! All during the movie I’m wondering
what’s wrong here. Not plot holes. This movie’s so airtight
even I can’t breathe.
Getting an interesting heist
movie made can’t be that hard. Even with Gene Hackman in it. There must be something going on beneath
the Surface – like characters still trying
to get out and steal the show?
Like besides figuring out
who’s side everybody is on and who loves who. Underneath it all – what question
are we left with: Can a May/December survive the politics
of Heist-ry and all its pesky Knots? Could they have made heist-making
seem like less fun, You think?
Spaceman or madman? Who Cares if Jeff Bridges can't figure out this
patient? At least his Hair looks great. He mainly expresses himself
by running his fingers through his Mane while Spacey mugs, says clever things,
heals other nutjobs, continues his Annoying moralizing in the Pay It Forward
vein. This film Lags in spots and lurches Toward a maudlin conclusion Zzzzzzzz
Too many close-ups of Johnny
Depp's whiskery mustache, Heather Graham as the well-coiffed Obligatory pretty hooker, and Londoners
Stalking the streets, glazed with grime
and rain, Every one of them scowling,
Coughing from the back-stage
fog machines, but Really - I like Heather. She's got spunk.
I like spunk. Except for nagging questions, I liked the
movie, too. Like why did Everyone know about the killer grapes but
the hookers? Perhaps this information would have saved
a ho or two. Yes, the hookers kept falling for the juicy
Bludgeoned to death for the
love of the little purple plums, by a Really good show of educated insanity from
the villain - It was a performance that alludes to Anthony
Hopkins - Those unnerving step stools springing from
under carriages. So like Jack the Ripper to depend on squeaky,
shiny steel props.
Marky Mark Wahlberg Excels at playing naive working class boys
with unusual Talents, and this performance makes us forget
about Planet of the Apes. I had a great time watching this movie
and Loved the soundtrack most of all. It rocks
With KISS, Bon Jovi, even
the Nuge. One must caution that the movie contains Not just metal memories but also a highly
moralistic message That I found heavy-handed. Also, it's too
bad Jennifer Aniston
Didn't use Aqua Net to achieve
a true 80s metal look. I think this movie proves that this music
is much like the lively skeleton called Eddie on all those Iron Maiden covers.
Planet of the Apes
No doubt my expectations
were too high Or my tolerance for bad scripts too low
Damn dirty apes looked fantastic
and jumped Amazingly high. Tim Roth growled fiercely,
and Helena Bonham Carter resembled Michael Jackson, not his friend Bubbles.
The new Nova was boring and her
Dad, Kris Kristofferson, was killed off
too soon. I wish Marky Mark had worn a loin cloth
to offset his Rigid acting and lack of infectious heroism.
I grew Tired, watching him lead his rag tag humans
hither and Yon, getting nowhere,
Slowly, pointlessly, and
the Ending left us all scratching our heads Quite like apes scratch their Undercarriages. It seemed only designed
to Ensure a part ii which I'll Lack enthusiasm for
Frothy and fun, Light and lively, this Unassuming teen Flick actually succeeds in skewering ivy
league Fops and demonstrating that sorority girls
look good Yet sometimes possess intellect.
You get a charming Reese
Witherspoon Empathizing with her white Trash manicurist and together they
Foil the piggish males who Exist only to keep them down. This Movie recalls Clueless with Its bright script and rich girl fashionista
heroine. A Nation who mourns Taco Bell's dismissal
of Its chalupa-pushing chihuahua will be glad
to See a chihuahua eliciting awws as the sidekick To our plucky heroine.
For my 29th birthday Recently a friend took me to this Embarrassing teen flick and we Didn't use our brains at all Didn't laugh much either, except at Idiotic slow motion scenes and unnecessary
voiceovers and Emotional moments that fell flat
Seems like we're too old
for teen Hotties but I am not Immune to the powers of he who Romances the vampire slayer, The son of the Chico and the Man guy. Also,
Matthew Lillard, the kid from Scream, made me laugh Even though seeing Beverly D'Angelo in Susan Sarandon's Bull Durham role made me tired. Still, we got what we came for...
If Clarice being an idiot
wasn't a crime, a Ninny sex object - plundered and raped of
her former depth, Every woman who once rooted for her and
her Damn little helpless lambs would be thrilled
to pieces. Instead, we get a lead with no passion,
brains or range. Blaze Clarice can't figure anything out,
two steps behind a Lousy Italian detective who deserves to
die Every time he turns his back on Hannibal.
Canned monologues for Anthony
Hopkins, watery dialogues, Hackneyed identity stealing and preposterous
over- Abundance of superfluous detail and back
story. Read a page out of the Hitchcockian Silence
of the Lambs And you might reconsider Casting those man-eating wild boars from
Sardinia. Tell me this: what the hell were you thinking!
Even spoof sequels would never use such
lame Ridiculous, irrelevant cattle. Is this some
Silly lamb/boar parallelism of a nightmare
Only she can't register it
because she's a dumb piece of cardboard? Virtually has to be saved by Hannibal, her
hero, from man eating boars! Every relationship stripped of complexity
and contradiction or Replaced by trans-continental, jet setting
cannibals Cajoling youngsters with marinated nuggets
of a clichéd Ray Liotta. Overflowing violence, not so gratuitous,
as pointless. Oh, Blade Runner, where art thou? That one
Kicked major butt. Not Hannibal, where here
Even Ridley Scott rationalizes his plodding
missteps on the DVD special edition with deleted scenes
Precisely how deletable every
scene in the movie was. Lo, how home theater technology makes a
bad movie worse, this Outrageous misinterpretation of the original
That even Hannibal would surely spit back
It is the ultimate movie
based on a comic book!
When I heard that X-Men was
coming out in the theatres, I was dubious. After all, TV ruined Fish Police for me
and though I enjoyed the Notorious Batman movies and Dick Tracy,
X-men is a Totally different story!
To be honest, I didn't read
the comic books, but had expectations nevertheless. Overall, my expectations were both met and
Before I went, I quizzed
my nerdy comic book reading friend about Every major fact he thought I'd need to
know so that I wouldn't miss anything.
As it turns out, everything
was pretty obvious.
Much can be said about the
special effects and the acting Under the director, Bryan Singer, but rather
than Tire you with my raving about how I Absolutely enjoyed every minute of the movie,
I will Not say more than--buy This DVD today!
Although this film featured
other Heavy hitting actors like John Travolta
and Halle Berry, my focus was not on them.
Hugh Jackman is Undoubtedly one of the most Gifted actors in Hollywood!
It is as the geek Stanley
Jobson who just wants to Save his daughter that Hugh really grabs
A hacker caught in a Lie far more sinister than he thought Likely, Stanley must lay it all on the line.
Much of the movie is violent And in light of recent events, Not for the average viewer.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Given the plot which Revolves around a teen who Really just wants to Let loose, this movie Shall forever endure in my heart.
Real issues like rivalry,
boys, fashion and an Over-protective father are Cleverly interwoven as a Knot every girl must unravel.
The premise Of this action packed adventure is That a pair of happy-go-lucky potheads Are in search of their car because they Lost it the previous night and can't remember
So realistic is the portrayal
by the not so Unlikely Ashton Kutchner and Seann William
Scott on their Crusade that you can just feel the Keg and the bong At your side Giving you more cause to Exclaim, "Dude, Where's my money?"
I was totally won over by Renee Zellwegger
as Bridget Jones.
Catering to her Alcohol and food depenencies, Bridget attempts
to Navigate through bad situation after bad
Regretfully, buffetted by Everthing from her odd mother and her job
to her Latent desire for a snobby lawyer played
by Colin Firth And her romp with her randy boss played
by Hugh Grant, The thing that Bridget really wants is to
be loved, and to lose an Enormous amount of weight.