March 27, 2005
It's Johnny Depp, what more needs to be said?
Meh. It's an existential comedy, which is really as weird as it sounds. Basically if you're interested in philosophy and lots of heady discussions, you might find it interesting. Otherwise, it's rather odd and boring.
March 21, 2005
Just because it's computer animated doesn't mean it's the next best thing.
It's a drama about growing up with your mistakes, laced with enough humor to make it enjoyable.
March 19, 2005
I expected a movie that actually embraced and espoused the idea that beauty comes from within.
In the early 1950s a rising Hollywood screen writer, played by Jim Carey, is implicated as a Communist.
The folks at Big Idea have done it again.
March 18, 2005
Natalie Babbitt's children's novel finally sees the big screen, but if you're really into the story, you better read the book.
James Bond is back for the 20th time (isn't he retired yet?), with Pierce Brosnan again playing Bond.
Another Tom Clancy book comes to the big screen, this time with Ben Affleck playing a younger Jack Ryan. Affleck is a bit too cocky for a CIA historian/desk-jockey called upon to advise the president. This time around terrorists bent on restoring facism steal a nuclear bomb and set it off in Baltimore, hoping to launch a nuclear war between Russia and the U.S. that would destroy both nations, allowing facism to rule again. Interesting idea, but the plot isn't as interesting as watching what happens when a nuclear weapon is detonated in a major U.S. city and how the president responds.
Based on the novel by Nick Hornby (who also wrote the John Cusack flick High Fidelity), About a Boy is the story of a hip and selfish single guy who doesn't work and a 12-year-old boy who desperately needs a place to fit in.