Death to Smoochy

This just in: childrens' television is a cesspool of commercialism! Um. OK, maybe that isn’t the greatest revelation since Jaye Davidson doffed that shirt in The Crying Game, but apparently Danny DeVito thinks it is. There have been many  ...

Panic Room

Panic Room is a stylish film. Director David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en) wants to make sure that's apparent from the opening credits, dark and ominous shots of Manhattan buildings with 3D lettering hovering portentously as Hermann/Hitchcockian music thrums underneath.  ...

The Rookie

A film that fits the troika of being G-rated, Walt Disney-produced, and "Based on a True Story" usually revolves around subjects like cute and cuddly household pets on a quest to return home to their owners. The Rookie  ...

Showtime

Cop movies. Buddy movies. Movies with big guns and explosions. Cop buddy movies with big guns and explosions – enough already! Showtime, the most recent evidence that Robert De Niro is making some very bad career choices, is a  ...

Ice Age

... home | art & architecture | books & cds | dance | destinations | film | opera | television | theater | archives ... The hilarious trailer for Ice Age stars Scrat,  ...

Harrison’s Flowers

The phrases "based on a true story" or "inspired by actual events" are little guarantee of a film's authenticity. Filmmakers are notorious for taking historical events and rendering them virtually unrecognizable. Harrison's Flowers presents the opposite situation. It's 100%  ...

The Time Machine

Time Machine by Dreamcatcher Interactive H.G. Wells' novel The Time Machine was innovative when first published in 1895 and remains fresh even today. Hollywood first filmed the story in 1960, when George  ...

40 Days and 40 Nights

The American Sex Comedy has been experiencing a death spiral over recent decades, as anyone who's compared Some Like it Hot to American Pie can readily attest. But the species' vital signs receive a mild resuscitation in the form  ...

We Were Soldiers

Black Hawk Down recently offered a violent and realistic look at the horrors of war and a tribute to the bravery displayed by those who wage it, using images painted with compelling style by director Ridley Scott. Now another  ...

Dragonfly

Ever since Dances With Wolves garnered seven Oscars over a decade ago, Kevin Costner's career has suffered a steady and unsatisfying decline. Never an actor of great range or emotion, he's repeatedly misfired in multiple settings: big-budget epics (The  ...