March 31, 2006 9:23am EST
Great sexpectations, nothing more: Despite potboiler moments, Basic Instinct 2 is much more fizzle than sizzle and arrives much too long after the once racy original. We can only hope that Sly uses this as his Rocky VI cautionary tale.
March 03, 2006 11:05am EST
Not a Dave Chappelle fan? Stay away from his Block Party, because it might force you to switch teams. The other 99.9 percent of the world will be in Chappelle heaven: the musical dream team is sublime, with an even better MC---that is, Master of Charisma... If only the film was longer!
February 24, 2006 10:37am EST
Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Family Reunion provides little more than very good acting. Tyler Perry’s uneven story matches his uneven story-telling and makes one wonder how this really works so well on the stage.
January 27, 2006 9:34am EST
Big Momma's House 2 is precisely what you'd expect from a sequel whose title no longer has any affiliation with the current "story": a few harmless, lowbrow laughs, all of which are forever indebted to the formulas of crap past.
October 21, 2005 2:05pm EST
The uber-popular video game gets a big-screen treatment with a predictable plot and a tacked-on final sequence. But even with all the action, violence, mutant-zombies and lots of high-caliber weaponry, it just doesn't elevate a great game to a great movie.
October 21, 2005 2:03pm EST
North Country isn't for those short on patience or time. But for the rest of us, the superb acting and relevant theme makes it more than worth it.
June 03, 2005 5:38am EST
Although thin on plot, Lords of Dogtown still might inspire you to grab your skateboard, drain your pool and rip it up. Or maybe not.
April 29, 2005 7:17am EST
Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy fans will admire the striking visual effects, laugh at familiar scenes and leave the theater satisfied, though a little disappointed with the left-out bits. But the inside jokes and loopy antics could throw the general population into a panic--a violation of the Guide's golden rule.
April 08, 2005 4:47am EST
The Farrellys' endearing Fever Pitch might not hit it completely out of Fenway Park. But with the entirely likable and believable performances from its lead players, along with a real-life underdog baseball team that made history, it scores a triple.
February 25, 2005 5:45am EST
If not for the larger-than-life multitasking by Tyler Perry, Diary of a Mad Black Woman would be just another tedious, over-the-top movie about self-discovery.