The Family Stone

“Finding your path” is the message behind this movie. Well, that, and “letting your freak flag fly.” In the end,...

December 23, 2005


I still remember being awakened by the phone the evening of January 16, 1991 and hearing my father’s voice say,...

November 6, 2005


Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? This is latin for “who watches the watchers?” A question that is explored to some degree...

October 15, 2005

Just Like Heaven

This is the perfect “chick flick.” Extremely formulaic, but yet extremely satisfying in the end. The story is fairly novel...

September 20, 2005

Lord of War

This is a powerful movie, but it does get rather preachy towards the end, and despite Ian Holm’s admonishment to...

September 19, 2005

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

I’m a big fan of Steve Carrell. Loved him on The Daily Show. I also like Paul Rudd. But, Anchorman...

August 20, 2005

The Dukes of Hazzard

Let’s be honest. There are only two reasons to see this movie: Jessica Simpson. But you know how when you...

August 14, 2005

Why Movies Suck

So it’s been almost five years since I last ranted about this topic. But recent developments have forced me to...

July 29, 2005

Wedding Crashers

Thoroughly enjoyable. I haven’t laughed that hard at a movie in a long time. Few movies are this laugh-out-loud hilarious....

July 17, 2005

Dark Water

The scariest scenes of this already not-that-scary movie were ruined for me since I had seen half of them during...

July 11, 2005

War of the Worlds

Not having read the original book, nor having heard the radio play from 1938, nor having seen the original film...

July 1, 2005

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Take what are widely regarded as the two most beautiful people on the planet (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie), give...

June 12, 2005

Star Wars: Episode III

Overall, this movie was better than Episodes I & II. I think George Lucas has redeemed himself to some extent....

May 20, 2005

The Producers

Besides being very funny, The Producers musical (now playing at the Fabulous Fox theater in St. Louis) is visually stunning...

May 19, 2005

Sin City

The movie is called Sin City — emphasis on the word ‘sin.’ So much emphasis, in fact, that ordinary, everyday...

April 1, 2005

The Pacifier

Vin Diesel is following in Ah-nuld’s footsteps, as he makes the leap into comedy. His performance is passable, if implausible....

March 27, 2005

Man of the House

This movie is entertaining. Tommy Lee Jones is perfectly cast as the gruff Ranger with a heart. If you’re going...

March 20, 2005


The CG is, of course, stunning — there doesn’t seem to be much difference in quality anymore these days from...

March 11, 2005


Will Smith does a good job of playing the straight man to Kevin James, although through the magic of flashbacks...

March 5, 2005

The Wedding Date

I had my doubts about whether or not Debra Messing could carry a film by herself. I was impressed. She...

February 6, 2005

Magnetic Spice Rack

Sure, you could pay $200 for this trendy spice rack (as seen on Oprah), or you could make your own...

January 31, 2005

The Aviator

Leonardo DiCaprio is brilliant once again in his portrayal of the reclusive and enigmatic Howard Hughes. I’ve never considered myself...

January 23, 2005