July 14, 2006 5:32am EST
You, Me and Dupree manages to keep us mildly amused, mostly due to Owen Wilson’s infectious charm. But unlike some of his other comrades in comedy, a lot of Owen doesn’t necessarily spell success.
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 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.
March 31, 2006 9:20am EST
With very little violence (and no body count), the rapper-filled ATL is a change of pace from your typical urban movie.
March 10, 2006 6:31am EST
Failure to Launch thankfully doesn’t live up to its title. Bolstered by some quirky performances, it actually takes off in a surprisingly engaging way.
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!
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.
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 07, 2005 1:54pm EST
Although wryly directed by George Clooney and supported by compelling performances, especially from David Strathairn, Good Night, and Good Luck is still the cinematic equivalent of unbuttered toast: dry, dry, dry.
September 16, 2005 5:05am EST
Just Like Heaven is sweet enough for some but it's going to be "just like hell" for boyfriends who are dragged kicking and screaming to this boring chick flick.