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Midnight in Paris (review)

Midnight in Paris becomes the butt of its own gentle joke… perhaps the most Woody Allen joke ever, one that wraps up a paralyzing self-awareness in a redemptive self-deprecation to, finally and splendidly, laugh with great good humor at itself.

new this week in U.S., Canadian, and U.K. theaters: ‘Despicable Me,’ ‘Predators,’ ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,’ more

U.S. AND CANADA/OPENING WIDE Despicable Me: “It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die!” is my new go-to phrase for when I’m excited about anything. If you can’t make it to the multiplex, try: • The Incredibles (2004): the last great animated movie about supervillains (and the superheroes who thwart them). • 101 Dalmatians (1961): For one … more…

Predators (review)

Sort of a Xerox copy of the 1987 *Predator,* with the only point perhaps establishing Adrien Brody’s action creds, in case that Oscar for *The Pianist* starts holding him back from getting good work.

female gazing at: Adrien Brody

So I saw Predators this morning, and was reminded what a babe Brody is: Yeah, he’s covered in mud there, but he looks good not covered in mud too: He also looks pretty good with his clothes on: Remember what Steve Martin said in Roxanne about men with big noses? I’m posting pictures like these … more…

Splice (review)

What if there were realms in which *woman* was not meant to meddle? It’s not as progressive as it sounds. But you knew that already.

trailer break: ‘Predators’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… See, I was all set to be all hopeful about this one. Adrien Brody! And Topher Grace! In an action movie! That’s gotta be a sign of something different and interesting, right? But this just makes it look like Pitch Black meets Jurassic Park. But not in … more…