December 08, 2006 5:10am EST
While it doesn’t exactly reinvent the wheel, Unaccompanied Minors is at least decent, harmless, heart-warming fun. It’s also a surefire way to keep the kiddies smiling and occupied this pre-Christmas.
September 29, 2006 6:22am EST
The Guardian wants more than anything to be a summer blockbuster. But as a fall movie in earnest--clocking in at well over two hours, no less--the movie is stripped bare and revealed as a middling action flick without much action.
July 27, 2006 4:55am EST
Even with “Oscar season” yet to come, it’s safe to say that Little Miss Sunshine is one of the year’s very best. This inspirational, hilariously sad dysfunctional-family-road-trip dramedy offers absolutely everything--except pretension.
April 14, 2006 5:24am EST
Hot and bothered, Notorious Bettie Page is a sensual indie, coming from the same irony-splattered, brutal minds who brought us American Psycho.
April 07, 2006 5:28am EST
This crafty indie with a big-budget cast goes from a seemingly paint-by-numbers noirish comic thriller to something entirely more genre-bending. Definitely a ride worth taking.
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!
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.
December 16, 2005 7:40am EST
As one of the more likable holiday films to come around in a long time, the comedy The Family Stone will also surprise you with its depth and emotional appeal.
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.
December 10, 2004 6:56am EST
Although bolstered by individual moments of pure hilarity and ribaldry from the entirely engaging cast, Ocean's Twelve doesn't quite measure up to the effortlessness of Eleven. The film is just too smart and twisty for its own good.