Disney doesn’t want me to see ‘Up’

Oh yes, I’ve had it right from the Mouse’s mouth: Disney will not be extending me an invitation to see its new Pixar flick, Up, before it opens on Friday. It’s all because of what happened in March, with Race to Witch Mountain, when my Disney rep lied to me repeatedly about whether the film … more…

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (review)

It’s something close to a stroke of genius that once-wunderkind screenwriter Shane Black sought out Robert Downey Jr. to star in his directorial debut. Not because Downey is so achingly sublime an actor and so funkily charismatic a screen presence that it near to makes you want to weep with despair at what brilliance we’ve missed from him over the years during which he wasn’t able to keep his shit together — though he certainly does give us one of the most deliciously shivery-great performances so far this year in *Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.*