Con Air: Unrated Extended Edition

May 24, 2006

By all rights Con Air (1997) should have been an awful waste of time, just another tired Jerry Bruckheimer testosterone action film whose final resting fate should be wedged between beer and pick-up truck ads on television Instead; the film brilliantly... 

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

February 5, 2006

Ya-Ya! Oh, wait. Wrong movie. It’s true, the comparisons between The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) and The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002) are unavoidable. Think of the former as a teen version of the latter. Both examine the... 

Man on Fire

March 18, 2005

Tony Scott is a journeyman action film director capable of producing an excellent film when given the right material (True Romance) and truly abysmal ones when given the wrong material (The Fan). Either way, his films all have a distinctive look of a... 

Something’s Gotta Give

April 12, 2002

Something’s Gotta Give is what I call a proper romantic comedy. It’s unabashedly romantic without feeling the urge to descend into mawkish sentimentality. It’s also very funny but cleverly written so not just reliant on comic set pieces....