July 21, 2006 5:13am EST
In the age of movies as financial entities, it’s hard to see precisely which “group”--age or otherwise--Monster House appeals to. But one possible explanation is that, aside from the loud-criers “group,” it may just appeal to everyone.
July 07, 2006 8:22am EST
A Scanner Darkly is capable of inducing euphoria if viewers focus on one element of splendor--the acting, concept, dialogue or animation--per viewing. (It might take as many viewings to firmly grasp the plot, as well.) But trying to take it all in at once can lead to sensory overload and, even worse, boredom.
April 28, 2006 7:34am EST
Be prepared. Writer/director Paul Greengrass’ incredibly well made United 93 is overwhelming, telling a story we’ve all come to know so very well. It will be one of the most affecting movies you’ll ever see--if you can bring yourself to see it, that is.
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.
January 13, 2006 10:09am EST
Tristan & Isolde strives to be the good old-fashioned medieval kind of romance that stirs the soul. But due to the somewhat lackluster performances from the doomed young lovers, the film doesn’t quite hit the mark.
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.
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.
August 09, 2005 11:58am EST
Lame plotline and poor production values notwithstanding, Jiminy Glick in La La Wood is such a personal effort that propelled by the sheer comic brilliance of Martin Short, it's hard not to want it to succeed.
August 05, 2005 7:46am EST
I guess if you were a fan of the TV show, this foolhardy Dukes of Hazzard upgrade may appeal to your baser senses. Or it could just remind you how ridiculous it was the show ran for six seasons in the first place.
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.