Portraying presidents on screen is always tricky. Crass imitation makes the thing look like a comedy skit, but completely ignoring the mannerisms and voice that people know doesn't work either. There have been some laughingly inept acting jobs when it comes to the 44 people who have been the countr ... More >>
I Don't Know How She Does It stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear and Pierce Brosnan; Douglas McGrath directs. The Setup: Sarah Jessica Parker plays Kate Reddy, a woman trying to juggle a demanding job and busy home life, pleasing her boss, husband and two kids all at the same time. Pierce Br ... More >>
The movies are full of bed-hopping men -- think of Humphrey Bogart's serial flirtations in The Big Sleep (1946), and Richard Roundtree laying his way uptown and down in Shaft (1971). But in Steve McQueen's Shame, slated to open in Houston December 16, womanizing is not just an outgrowth of the plot ... More >>
In the fantasy I Don't Know How She Does It, working moms can have it all.
Warren G. Harding, sex machineThe Reelz channel finished up its Kennedys mini-series last night, the production that was chased from the History Channel because JFK fans hollered about inaccuracies or too many dramatic liberties. The series itself seemed rather rote, although Greg Kinnear wa ... More >>
When it comes to movie remakes, I always think of Die Hard. Specifically, this Alan Rickman line: Sooner or later, I might get to someone you do care about! Granted, he was trying to force McClane to tell him where his detonators were, but the same sentiment applies to "reimagining" our fav ... More >>
Hannah Montana gets upstaged by sea turtles in The Last Song.
American hero Matt Damon and his WMD of a movie Green Zone confirm the big lie, Hollywood-style.
Ricky Gervais sees dead people. And they bring him to life
Feast of Love knows nothing of what it blabs on and on about
Two hardened journalists and a newbie go after a war criminal in this dark and dirty winner
Richard Linklater's ensemble polemic may just turn you off burgers for good
Feel-good football tale scores with charm and sincerity
"What's Wrong with America" indie comedy reveals what's wrong with indie comedies
One more awful remake strikes out
Like Big Fish for little kids, Robots works hard to please everyone
The idiots what brung you Dumb and Dumber ain't funny no more
Neil LaBute tries to be nice but comes off very savage
Cinema 2002 counterbalanced a treacherous world
Scotty Crane is tired of getting the shaft from Paul Schrader
Vietnam's first battle delivers a real dread of war so lacking in Black Hawk Down
Without apology, Bob Crane's son shows the world Hogan's privates
Despite its animal instincts, Someone Like You is nothing but a lap kitten
Nurse Betty explores our national ennui and insanity through the fantasies of its lead characters
Amy Heckerling is clueless with her latest teen flick
Garry Shandling is alien indeed in What Planet Are You From?
Loony Mystery Men have the power only to make us laugh
Ephron offers an appealing update of a classic charmer
As Good As It Gets aims for both. And misses.
Sabrina doesn't mimic the old Hollywood feel, it revives it