Archive for July, 2007

Mighty Heart, A

On January 23, 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is to fly from Karachi to Dubai with his pregnant wife, Mariane, also a reporter. On the day before, with great care, he has arranged an interview in a cafĂ© with an Islamic fundamentalist cleric. When Danny doesn’t return, Mariane initiates a search Read the rest of this entry »

Invisible, The

Two young teens’ real selves are invisible to others, one due to his untimely death and the other due to the neglect she’s endured since the death of her mother. Read the rest of this entry »

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Two straight, single Brooklyn firefighters (Sandler, James) pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits. Read the rest of this entry »

Walker, The

An escort (Harrelson) who caters to Washington D.C.’s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case Read the rest of this entry »

Dennis the Menace Christmas, A

Dennis Christmas is a Dennis The Menace version of A Christmas Carol where Mr. Wilson plays his own version of Scrooge. While Dennis has problems of his own with the neighborhood bully, he does his best to try and give Mr Read the rest of this entry »

Christie’s Revenge

19-year-old CHRISTIE COLEMAN has had a difficult life. After her mother divorced her father RICHARD, Christie was the only one to stand by him despite the fact that everything in Richard’s life seemed to be going downhill. Shortly before his suicide, Christie overheard that Richard’s successful brother RAY, an OB/GYN in Philadelphia, refused to loan Richard money to help him out Read the rest of this entry »

All Together, The

Martin Freeman plays Chris, a frustrated TV producer who is forced to leave his unreliable flatmate Bob played by Velibor Topic in charge of showing a series of real estate agents around the house he is trying to sell. Worried by Bob’s habit of spending all day working in the basement playing loud music, Chris asks his friend to listen out for the door bell and show anyone who comes calling inside. Bob promises to do exactly that and for once, not to let him down Read the rest of this entry »

Men in Black 2

You know a big-budget special-effects driven movie is in trouble when a talking canine steals the spotlight. That’s what happens in “Men in Black 2,” a noisy, bigger-isn’t-necessarily-better sequel to the 1997 blockbuster. Despite all of the expensive window trapping and the return of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones (in 1997 they were billed as Jones and Smith), “Men in Black 2” is a sequel that is much ado about nothing. Sorry Bill. Read the rest of this entry »

I Know Who Killed Me

The script revolves around Aubrey Fleming (Lohan), a young woman who is rescued after being abducted and tortured by a serial killer. When Fleming returns home, she claims to be someone else, raising questions as to whether she is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or if something more sinister is going on. Read the rest of this entry »

Evening

The love which binds mother and daughter — seen through the prism of one mother’s life as it crests with optimism, navigates a turning point, and ebbs to its close. Overcome by the power of memory, Ann Lord reveals a long-held secret to her concerned daughters; Constance, a content wife and mother, and Nina, a restless single woman. Both are bedside when Ann calls out for the man she loved more than any other Read the rest of this entry »

Number 23, The

On his birthday, Walter Sparrow, an amiable dog-catcher, takes a call that leaves him dog bit and late to pick up his wife. She’s browsed in a bookstore, finding a blood-red-covered novel, a murder mystery with numerology that loops constantly around the number 23. The story captivates Walter: he dreams it, he notices aspects of his life that can be rendered by “23,” he searches for the author, he stays in the hotel (in room 23) where events in the novel took place, and he begins to believe it was no novel Read the rest of this entry »

Stomp the Yard

After the death of his younger brother, a troubled 19-year-old street dancer from Los Angeles is able to bypass juvenile hall by enrolling in the historically black, Truth University in Atlanta, Georgia. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he is courted by the top two campus fraternities, both of which want and need his fierce street-style dance moves to win the highly coveted national step show competition. Read the rest of this entry »

Captivity

Top cover girl and fashion model, Jennifer Tree (ELISHA CUTHBERT) has it all – beauty, fame, money and power. Her face appears on covers of hundreds of magazines. At the top of her game, Jennifer is America’s sweetheart Read the rest of this entry »

Adaptation DVD

Charlie Kaufman has a problem. The Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of “Being John Malkovich” and the current “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” has been asked to adapt Susan Orlean’s best-selling novel “The Orchid Thief” into a screenplay. Kaufman soon learns that as written, “The Orchid Thief” is not really movie material. Read the rest of this entry »