August 08, 2007 1:10pm EST
Star power, sex and violence are not alluring enough to make up for storytelling that fails to engage. Lonely Hearts is based on a true story, but in the end, it just leaves us pining for a better story.
July 23, 2007 10:07am EST
Less flash, more grit, The Order of the Phoenix is definitely the most introspective of the Harry Potter movies. If you’re expecting fast-paced wizardry action at every turn, however, you might be disappointed.
March 03, 2006 7:25am EST
One downtrodden detective looking for redemption. One star witness set to testify against corrupt cops who are gunning for him. 16 Blocks to the courthouse. You get the picture.
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.
February 03, 2006 5:56am EST
If you’re the type of modernist who prefers action to storytelling, steer well clear of A Good Woman; for those in the minority, this Oscar Wilde adaptation will be innocuous, if not mildly pleasing.
August 19, 2005 7:16am EST
In this summer of raunchy, hilarious R-rated comedies (save Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, that is), The 40 Year-Old Virgin fits right in--even if the one-joke premise gets a little stale towards the end.
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.
July 09, 2004 9:49am EST
Even though it feels the need to lapse into juvenile clowning around every once in awhile, Anchorman is still gonna make you laugh--hard.
December 23, 2003 5:20am EST
If you have to sit through another adaptation of Peter Pan, this version is serviceable, if not original, with enough eye candy and enjoyable performances to make it worthwhile.
November 21, 2003 10:37am EST
Have no fear; shed no tear. The Cat in the Hat is too cute and too sunny, but you'll have good fun 'cause Mike Myers is funny.