June 23, 2006 3:23am EST
Waist Deep is just another one of those middle-of-the-road action flicks. You know the type, painfully formulaic but with some decent shoot-outs and plenty of pretty—and ugly—people to gawk at. It shouldn’t amount to much, though.
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 03, 2006 8:52am EST
The title is deceptive; there’s nothing new in Something New. In fact, it’s a pretty standard Waiting to Exhale-ish dramedy. Still, the sweet and engaging chemistry between the two leads manages to draw you in.
November 18, 2005 4:24am EST
Walk the Line arguably boasts two of the most dazzling, Oscar-worthy performances of the year from Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. It's just a shame the biopic isn't as brave. After all, Johnny Cash wasn't "The Man in Black" just for his wardrobe alone.
October 21, 2005 1:57pm EST
As one of the best noir crime thrillers since L.A. Confidential, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is also going to make you laugh and laugh.
September 30, 2005 7:34am EST
Granted, it's a sports movie about golf. But with winning performances, fancy camerawork and a classic root-for-the-little-guy scenario, The Greatest Game Ever Played tees off with the best of them.
May 06, 2005 4:52am EST
Between the two of them, Ridley Scott and Orlando Bloom have picked up their swords for Gladiator, Troy and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. And that's the problem. If the intriguing but ultimately derivative Kingdom of Heaven had arrived before these recent period epics, it may have stood a better chance of enthralling us.
October 08, 2004 9:39am EST
Perhaps if Friday Night Lights was the first high school football story to come to the big screen, it would be one of the best. Even though the film does sport some superb performances and tackles gritty realism with gusto, it isn't the first to do that--far from it.
June 17, 2004 12:44pm EST
The Chronicles of Riddick is a dazzling sci-fi epic that will have Pitch Black devotees marking their calendars for the third installment. But director David Twohy's sequel is unlikely to strike a chord with those unfamiliar with Riddick's world
April 21, 2004 12:52pm EST
News, April 21: Madonna's Label Loses Big Bucks, Kim Basinger Sells Engagement Ring, Cannes Releases Film Lineup