The Smackdown Weâ€™re in well-traveled chickflick territory. Grade school teacher and diehard optimist Poppy faces obstacle after obstacle and maintains her preternaturally even keel in Mike Leighâ€™s â€œHappy Go Lucky.â€ Shopaholic Rebecca Bloomwood of Sophie […]
Valentineâ€™s Day is in the air; the stores are filled to the rafters with cards and red hearts — and even giant chocolate bunnies as merchants rush the holidays and compress our year alarmingly. So. You buy a card, perhaps some chocolate, some roses, some lingerie. Good for you. How about dinner and a movie? Thatâ€™s the ticket. Ah, but which movie? What do women want? They want movies about women and love. Theyâ€™d prefer good movies about women and love, but even mediocre to bad ones will do in a pinch. They like their chickflicks like they like their men. There. But in a perfect movie-watching universe such as ours, with a multiplex in every town and classic films readily available, for the perfect romantic date night, which movie to watch?
Let me be clear. "The Dark Knight" was shafted. There. It's out. I'm biased. I'm all bat-mania. Whew! I said it…but damn, I'm still really aggravated. I sort of feel like the dodgeball captain during […]
For the first time since I started watching the Oscars seriously around ’93, when “Schindler’s List” swept all before it, I think this year’s ceremony will be among the most predictable of them all. I […]