The Most Disappointing Movies of 2005

Since I'm struggling to find ten movies worth recommending in a Top Ten List, I realize now that I'm far more prepared to serve up a different kind of list...THE TOP TEN BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENTS OF 2005 No, not the ten worst movies... but the ten movies that SHOULD have been GREAT.1. THE BROTHERS GRIMM. Terry Gilliam's first bad movie. And yikes, is it awful! If he doesn't get back on the horse and show us he can still ride, Lost in La Mancha's going to look more and more like the … [Read more...]

Terry Gilliam speaks his mind.

I gotta say, I agree with Terry Gilliam, who, in spite of the mess the Weinsteins made of The Brothers Grimm, remains one of my favorite directors.Gilliam, who was J. K. Rowling's original choice to direct Harry Potter, before the studio gave it to Chris Columbus, says: "I was the perfect guy to do Harry Potter. I remember leaving the meeting, getting in my car, and driving for about two hours along Mulholland Drive just so angry. I mean, Chris Columbus' versions are terrible. Just dull. … [Read more...]

What’s the Verdict on War of the Worlds?

Like the expressions in this photo, Christian press critics are responding with a smorgasboard of expressions to War of the Worlds.As mentioned earlier, my full review is now up. … [Read more...]

War of the Worlds – first thoughts

My full review will be posted tonight. But for now:Effects: awe-inspiringSound: awe-inspiringCruise: impressiveFanning: awe-inspiringRobbins: like his Mystic River performance, only wackierTripods: truly terrifyingUrban chaos: chaotic to the point of exhausting9/11 references and echoes: all over the placeVariations on Jurassic Park: everywherePolitical applications: critics looking for them will have a field dayTypical Spielberg broken-family-story: … [Read more...]


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