Meet the Parents

Capri Pant Zipper fly front with black vinyl stripes waistband and leg opening. Slash pockets with metal studs. Ben Stiller is so comfortable serving up his own discomfort and embarrassment for our amusement, he makes it look easy. Unlike many previous practitioners of  ...

Memento

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Slim Deluxe Portfolio by Tumi Business Cases - Ballistic Get 10% Off plus Free Shipping on your order of $99 or more! Use code EVER10 (exclusions apply). Watching writer-director Christopher Nolan’s new thriller Memento is  ...

Men of Honor

Click the poster to buy at Movie Goods.com The most dreaded words that can be heard during a movie trailer are "based on a true story" or "inspired by actual events." Such code phrases usually signal that film makers have taken a  ...

The Messenger

The turn of the 21st century is a dichotomous period in which there is a rekindling of religious fervor, from fundamentalist Christians to fundamentalist Muslims, on the one hand, and a pervasive non-spiritual, scientific, materialistic bent in the Western world, on the other. It is a time ripe for  ...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A large theater. A full house of predominantly young viewers, a little restless, a little rambunctious. The lights go down, the show begins, the chatter stops and attention is rapt for the next two hours, the only sounds that of delighted laughter from the charmed spectators. That  ...

Mifune

In Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai, Toshiro Mifune played Kikuchiyo, the son of a peasant farmer who lays claim to the noble status of a samurai warrior. In Mifune, the new film from Danish director S�ren Kragh-Jacobsen, Anders W. Berthelsen plays Kresten, another man who’s hiding his common past. Kresten  ...

The Minus Man

The Minus Man, writer-director Hampton Fancher’s low-budget allegory about the double-edged nature of innocence, is so in love with its enigmatic air that there’s no there there. The story – which revolves around what happens when Vann (Owen Wilson), a likable, scrawny drifter with a penchant for  ...

Miss Congeniality

Back in the heyday of the studio system, when MGM, Warner Brothers, and RKO were cranking out movies weekly, it was common to hear moviegoers talking about having seen "The new (name of star here) picture." What the title, plot or setting was or who else appeared in it  ...

Mission to Mars

Suggested reading: Blue Mars (sci fi novel) (1997), Kim Stanley Robinson The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must (1997), Robert Zubrin Islands in the Sky: Bold New Ideas for Colonizing Space (1996), Stanley Schmidt (Editor)  ...

Monsieur Hire

Monsieur Hire is a detective story that utterly transcends the genre. The elements of the detective story are all there: a crime (the murder of a 22 year old girl), a cop (unlikable, meanly intrusive), a suspect (Monsieur Hire - a tailor, a loner disliked by his neighbors), a  ...