I enjoy watching both Kate Hudson and Luke Wilson because they are actors who make the audience smile, yet can deliver real emotions that involve us with their characters. But somehow, "Alex & Emma" doesn't end up being a "When Harry Met Sally" – even with director Rob Reiner involved.
- June 20, 2003 |
Oliver Stone has never been a director to resist the challenge of portraying historic icons (Malcolm X, JFK, Evita, Nixon). But unfortunately, despite the greatest of aspirations – not to mention a tremendous budget – Stone's latest project falls short of epic status.
- November 24, 2004 |
There is no shortage of life at the bottom of the ocean – it’s just getting there that’s the problem. With his bevy of scientists and camera-laden submersibles, however, director James “King of the World” Cameron has done just that in "Aliens of the Deep." And the results are certainly worth exploring.
- January 28, 2005 |
Top-billed by Sean Penn, with equal screen time for Jude Law, and supporting work from Patricia Clarkson and James Gandolfini, "All the King's Men" could be an Oscar contender. Its literary pedigree and an earlier Oscar-winning adaptation of the book have heightened expectations for this latest version.
- September 22, 2006 |
Alpha and Omega doesn't bother scraping the bottom of the barrel for cheap laughs. But even with a healthy dose of aw-shucks charm, this road-trip romance still lacks the warmth and sophistication, not to mention those essential eye-popping visuals, of its recent animated counterparts Toy Story 3 and Despicable Me.
- September 17, 2010 |
Alvin and the Chipmunks is adorable, and it’s even fun for adults to watch the combination of live action and stellar animation. With a sweet story that has tons of humor, romance, and even a memorable moral, it’s a delightful holiday movie for the whole family.
- December 14, 2007 |
Even with pop music at the center of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, the filmmakers behind the second big-screen installment of Alvin and the Chipmunks kept the cultural references to a minimum and chose to make a family flick that's really all about the kids.
- December 22, 2009 |