After “The Santa Clause,” its sequel and now, “The Shaggy Dog,” Tim Allen seems to have the whole changing-into-a-much-hairier-version-of-himself shtick down to a science. And he provides quite a few laughs as he transforms back and forth from human to dog in this remake of the 1959 classic.
- March 16, 2006 |
Do not be afraid! Just because it bears the name Jennifer Lopez doesn’t mean it’s a bad film. Really! In fact, J-Lo’s character is actually very sympathetic – but this film isn’t about her, anyway. It’s about reigniting your life and your marriage by finding your passion. And it’s a delightful, inspiring bit of cinema.
- October 15, 2004 |
Hal (Jack Black) aspires to date only women of beauty and perfection -- supermodels and centerfolds. Problem is, Hal isn't the kind of guy those women would look twice at. When Hal happens to meet self-help guru Tony Robbins, Robbins hypnotizes Hal, causing him to see only the inner beauty of women.
- November 15, 2001 |
So, maybe I’m missing the boat, but something smells fishy when a feel-good message about tolerance and diversity is muddied by the waters of cliché and stereotype. “Shark Tale” will definitely make people laugh, and I realize there aren’t many children’s films to choose from, but my advice is to throw this one back.
- October 01, 2004 |
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective has been reinvented for the Jason Bourne age. Adding to the brawn and brains is a dash of romance. But the main chemistry is between Holmes and Dr. Watson, a sidekick who just can't kick the habit of helping Holmes solve another case.
- December 25, 2009 |
Although fast-paced and high action, Shooter comes with plenty of warnings and its title should clue us in on what to expect: countless bullets, bodies that are beaten, bloodied, tortured, and killed, and entire villages subjected to genocide. And that's just for starters.
- March 23, 2007 |
Dreamlike and full of haunting imagery and music, Shutter Island is based on a novel by Dennis Lehane and is a spectacular downer with several moments of great emotional anguish. But it ends on such a grim note that it's hard to imagine anyone enjoying the film.
- February 19, 2010 |