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Against the Ropes isn't a total failure or washout. It is the type of film that is the quality of an average, if forgettable, made-for-TV film. No one really embarrasses themselves, and the plot is as…
A long time ago there was a spoof of a Japanese television show on Saturday Night Live. In it, a father commanded his son to do his homework, and when the son replied that he had no homework, the fath…
Cillian Murphy is so creepy looking that I'm inclined to say that he should be made to wear a bag over his head, but Batman Begins proved that the bag was an even worse idea. Only he would find an old…
An albino alligator is a freak of nature. It is weak and vulnerable, and serves one purpose: bait. The alligator posse it belongs can use the albino to lure over second alligator posse. Then, when the…
I don't know why I'm doing this. I'm not even taking one for the team—I'm taking one for Billy Bob Thornton himself. Do you hear me, Billy Bob? I'm doing this for you, because I think your version of …
Do not be suckered by the star power behind Proof. Just because Hollywood's smart kids are in a movie about math, doesn't mean it's going to be any fun to watch. Any way you slice it, Proof is a poopy…
OK, I'll allow you to pick up the limited edition of this one at the store as it is packaged with a Winnie-the-Pooh plushie. Pooh is actually wearing a Tigger costume—one of those that makes it look l…
There I was, chewing a mouthful of dinner, when I was transported back to the early 80's. It was the AFI 100 Years 100 Songs special that did it—song #79, "Arthur's Theme" by Christopher Cross. I whip…
I love guy movies. I love onscreen explosions. What's not to love about Backdraft? I spent the entire movie working on that question, and finally realized that it has no soul. It's just a didactic, me…
Like the Southern home cooking featured so prominently in the film, Fried Green Tomatoes sticks to your ribs. Its characters take up residence in your mind and stay with you for years to come. Now, wi…
The first time I saw Arizona Dream, I was smitten.  I had been waiting to see the movie for three years by the time I stumbled into the video, and when I finally watched it, it just took my breath awa…
In the tradition of Pacific Heights and Single White Female, The 4th Floor plays upon the universal fear of being unsafe in one's own home, of having neighbors so creepy that your sanctuary becomes a …