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The Three Musketeers (review)

It is leaden where it should be light. It is graceless and charmless. It reels from the painful banter. It is the epitome of empty soulless corporate filmmaking.

what she said: io9’s Charlie Jane Anders…

…on what to call an overload of CGI (in commenting on Predators) It’s a minor miracle to see an action movie in which the action feels organic, and it’s not just a flatulence of CG. (By the way, that’s officially the plural term for a lot of CG, or several CG effects in one place … more…

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…

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…