Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

The most beloved scene in the 1996 remake of The Nutty Professor was the one where sweet-natured, obese science professor Sherman Klump (Eddie Murphy) sat down to a rambunctious dinner with his family. The popularity of the scene is  ...

Pitch Black

Movies began as a sideshow novelty, where a nickel bought you the exquisite sensation of light dancing across a screen. The thrill was in sheer kinetics, the novelty of images in motion. Storytelling was an afterthought. As cinema  ...

Quills

Director Philip Kaufman makes movies about people who want to (as one of his characters once put it) "alter the experiment": the James-Younger outlaw gang in The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, the self-absorbed libertines of The Unbearable Lightness of  ...

Return With Honor

Prisoner of War: Six Years in Hanoi (1975), John M. McGrath A Better War: The Unexamined Victories and the Final Tragedy of America's Last Years in Vietnam (1999), Lewis Sorley Stolen Valor: How the Vietnam Generation  ...

Rushmore

...Rushmore had slipped between the cracks for CV until now. It had been on our list of movies to catch up with since it opened a couple of months back and developed a certain buzz - at least in some  ...

Stardom

As Andy Warhol’s quote about everyone being famous for fifteen minutes proves ever more prophetic, media satirists are faced with a conundrum: How do you satirize something that teeters so closely to self-parody ? The (sur)reality of media-driven celebrity,  ...

Trick

There are no tricks about Trick. It is a sweet and classic character-driven romantic comedy, set in a lower Manhattan filled with aspiring writers, actors and performers. As songwriter Gabriel (Christian Campbell) and go-go-boy Mark (John Paul Pitoc) move  ...

Wild Wild West

Barry Sonnenfeld was a cinematographer in the 1980s, standing behind the camera of such interesting films such as Blood Simple, Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing, and When Harry Met Sally. He turned to directing in the 1990s, turning out commercial,  ...

You’ve Got Mail

Capri Pant Zipper fly front with black vinyl stripes waistband and leg opening. Slash pockets with metal studs. You've Got Mail is Nora Ephron's remake of the 1940 film, The Shop Around  ...