my week at the movies: ‘2012,’ ‘Women in Trouble,’ ‘The Strip,’ ‘A Single Man,’ ‘The Missing Person,’ ‘Nine,’ ‘Everybody’s Fine,’ ‘Serious Moonlight’

Woo-hoo! It’s the end of the world — again — as Roland Emmerich knows it, and I feel fine. Oh, there can be no question that this is crap, but will 2012 (opens in the U.S. and the U.K. on November 13) be glorious crap? I think it might be. I hope it might be. … more…

trailer break: ‘A Single Man’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… This is one of the more striking trailers I’ve seen in a long while. I certainly expect something visually dramatic from the film, which is the directorial debut of fashion designer Tom Ford: if we can’t expect visual drama from a fashion designer, what’s the point of … more…

trailer break: ‘St. Trinian’s’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Didn’t get a chance to check out that screener last week, like I thought I would. So this is my first peek at the film… Oo, Colin Firth is the villain: that should be fun. Wait, I’m confused: Are the girls “trouble” because they detonate high explosives … more…

Easy Virtue (review)

If Noel Coward had written *Meet the Parents,* it might look something like this: witty and wise and totally lacking in poop jokes.

trailer break: ‘Easy Virtue’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… Based on a Noel Coward play, and starring Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes (the cutie Prince Caspian), Kristin Scott Thomas, and Colin Firth? How long will we have to wait to see this in the U.S.? Easy Virtue opens in the U.K. on November 7; no U.S. … more…

Pride & Prejudice (review)

This is what, the 18,562,012th film version of Jane Austen? How many times can Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Darcy misunderstand each other and yearn and burn and fail to see past their own snobbery and stubbornness until they finally do? Oh my god, do we really need another *Pride & Prejudice*?

Shakespeare in Love (review)

Tom Stoppard, I’ll grant you, is infinitely more clever and more talented than your run-of-the-mill fan-fiction writer. But he’s doing exactly the same thing as those hordes of writers who have continued and expanded upon the adventures of the crew of the Enterprise, the owner of the TARDIS, those two FBI agents down in the basement, and the fictional denizens of a zillion other cultish TV shows.