This movie was pleasantly surprising. It doesn’t suffer from traileritis, as I had been expecting. Although some of the jokes...

August 18, 2006

The Break Up

Will Vince Vaughn ever tire of the flat, stereotypical characters that he plays? I’ll admit the man has a gift,...

June 17, 2006

The DaVinci Code

There is no such thing as bad publicity. I’m surprised that the Catholic Church didn’t learn that lesson in 1988...

May 19, 2006

Take The Lead

I’m not a huge fan of Antonio Banderas, and as I sit here trying to think of the last movie...

April 22, 2006

V for Vendetta

This is a powerful film. Sadly, too few people will see it. And of the ones who do, not enough...

March 21, 2006

King Kong

This movie was as good as any interspecial love story can be, I suppose. I didn’t feel that it lived...

January 8, 2006

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

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