X2 – X MEN UNITED

X2 wasn’t bad per se. In fact, it sort of wasn’t anything. It just wasn’t.

STEEL DAWN

Tagline: He is the desert warrior, carving the future with his sword. Entire Story in Fewer Words than are in this Sentence: Patrick Swayze stands on his head for freedom. Homoeroticism: Swayze always did his best to cater to the leathercrowd, and he tips his cap once again to those whoneed to see him in […]

SPIDERMAN 2

Too much Man, not enough Spider.

AMERICAN PSYCHO

Read the book.

THE ALAMO

Jonny is starting to dislike history… If nothing else, The Alamo falsifies the theory that Dennis Quaid will only appear in movies with “good” scripts. Man, was this movie bad. I guess I need to get into the tediousness, the mendacity, how belabored the whole project was, but what I find stupefying is that supposedly […]

GUNNER PALACE

Michael Tucker’s fundamentally dishonest documentary about American forces in Iraq tries desperately to appear anti-war, but instead comes across as state-sponsored propaganda…

THE LORD OF THE RINGS – THE TWO TOWERS

Jonny is a big nerd | As my friend Phil said as we walked out of the theater, “I can’t believe other people watch this and then go off and make The Wedding Planner“. Indeed. What Peter Jackson has done is nothing short of miraculous. Any shortcomings the movies have are Tolkein’s fault, not Jackson’s. Sacrilege […]

THE YES MEN

The Yes Men is not so much a great documentary as a great idea.

AFTER LIFE

Kore-eda succeeds thoroughly, and we feel like we are getting a real look at humanity.

THE AVIATOR

While a large part of me mourns the loss of the more “personal” Scorsese from decades past, the transition has done nothing to diminish his storytelling ability…