Archive for July, 2007

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 »

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 »