trailer break: ‘Hubble 3D’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Remember how when the space shuttle lost all its air and no one knew if the Hubble repair astronauts would be able to slingshot around the Moon and get home again, but after three days of nailbiting suspense, they did? That was cool. Seriously, though: The Hubble … more…

Frost/Nixon (review)

This was the sort of hopeless dread the news that Ron Howard was directing this left me with. I felt like Robert Stack in *Airplane!*: ‘It’s a goddamn waste of time — there’s no way he can land this plane!’

Apollo 13 (review)

Despite the fact that we all know how the story ends, director Ron Howard manages to make Apollo 13 not only riveting but suspenseful as well. Howard’s attention to detail goes above and beyond the call of duty.

A Simple Plan (review)

I’ve raved over Bill Paxton before, and I’m gonna do it again now. Paxton is one of American film’s finest and most underappreciated actors — a fact obscured by his own supremely subtle talent. A Simple Plan, an outstanding film and an instant classic, should finally bring him the recognition he deserves.