Smart People

August 12, 2008

Smart People (2008) is the latest in a long, checkered lineage of quirky, independent film dramedies (comedy-drama hybrids). Jodie Foster’s Home for the Holidays (1995) established the template with the following ingredients: take a dysfunctional family... 

Juno: Two-Disc Special Edition

April 14, 2008

Juno was The Little Miss Sunshine (2006) of 2007 – the little independent film that could. Once the studio realized that it had a successful crowd-pleaser on its hands, the film was promoted from the art-house circuit to the multiplexes. Actress Ellen... 

X:Men: The Last Stand

September 21, 2006

After two impressive outings, The X-Men franchise was handed over to Brett Ratner when Bryan Singer was unavailable due to his commitment with Superman Returns (2006). This caused fans to grumble due to Ratner’s less than stellar track record and reputation...