January 3, 2007

Underdog sports movies, when done well, can be a surefire formula for success. Get a sympathetic protagonist and pit him against insurmountable odds with a satisfying ending so that everyone leaves the theatre feeling all warm and fuzzy. Case in point:... 

The Weather Man

March 12, 2006

Gore Verbinski is a throwback to filmmakers from the classic Hollywood era in the sense that he’s a journeyman director working in a variety of genres: the romantic comedy (The Mexican), horror (The Ring) and action/adventure (Pirates of the Caribbean)....