Although The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe doesn’t meet the standard of an epic film, it is certainly enjoyable to watch and largely true to original story. Hats off to the film's producers who have shown a movie with Christian themes can reach a high standard of technical and narrative excellence.
The Devil Wears Prada gives the 99 percent of us regular folks a humorous, insightful, satirical glimpse into the world of those obsessed by and enslaved to the colossal business of high fashion.
Ultimately kind to its simpleminded characters, and all demographics represented. Unfortunately, the movie has decided that you can’t be funny without also being over-the-top vulgar. Too bad, since Talladega could have been one of 2006’s funniest.
Open up Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, and what do you find? A few pearls of laughter and some gem performances amid the rot of a second film in a planned trilogy that goes on much too long, then makes no effort to provide a satisfying ending.
How to Eat Fried Worms is not a cinematic delicacy by any means, but neither is it difficult to digest. Like a decent fast-food meal, it’s bound to please kids but leave adults thinking about their next entrée.
There is no lack of "spoof-worthy" material in television's Miami Vice. The show's '80s outfits and décor are generally remembered by most with a chuckle. Yet director Michael Mann, who was involved in the creation of the original, has taken his new film in exactly the opposite direction.
You, Me and Dupree
It’s somewhat surprising to discover that Allen has followed the triumph of "Match Point" with yet another light, dialogue-heavy comedy that runs out of gas long before it reaches the finish line. It’s essentially two people talking, then three people talking — but it’s only fitfully amusing.
- November 17, 2006 |
On the heels of his Lord of the Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson has remade a film classic. The resulting epic lives up to most expectations, and will further endear Jackson to fans of fantasy, action, and spectacle.
- November 14, 2006 |
- November 07, 2006 |
Who knew that a friar, moonlighting as a wrestler in unflattering stretchy pants and a homemade cape, could help save a mostly unfunny summer at the movies?
- October 24, 2006 |
Once in a while a good “family movie” arrives on the scene providing clean family entertainment for kids without torturing the adults. With its fun characters, Over the Hedge fits this bill, even though measured against Pixar soon-to-be classics like The Incredibles and Finding Nemo, comes up wanting.
- October 17, 2006 |