The story behind Being There’s final scene is every bit as endearing as the movie itself (only “The Third Man” has a better denouement): The script for Being There ends as … Continue Reading The making of a classic ending
The Times’ A.O. Scott unloads. Because life is short and I have other things to be upset about, I will not dwell on the offensive aspects of “Blended,” the new Adam Sandler comedy: its … Continue Reading Adam Sandler gets the review he deserves
You may not agree that Annette Bening’s performance was ridiculously over the top, or that the script was condescending and implausible. But you’re not going to defend this. Are you?
I was never a fan of “Night Court” but even I even feel a little sorry for Harry Anderson, now reduced to playing a smug atheist professor in a new … Continue Reading For the 2 people who wondered: Whatever happened to Harry Anderson?
There are at least 15 instances in “Reality Bites” where Ethan Hawke’s character should’ve been murdered, a justifiable homicide if there ever was one.
Take away DeNiro’s supporting turns in “American Hustle” and “Silver Linings Playbook” and you have a misspent 10 years. I haven’t even heard of some of these flicks, most of … Continue Reading Robert DeNiro’s last 25 movies
A quick aside: Ellen=Lesbian Billy Crystal Titanic. Give me “The Poseidon Adventure” any day. Shakespeare in Love. Unleashed Gwyneth Paltrow on an unsuspecting world. Gandhi. Tried to cover too much … Continue Reading Oscar’s worst winners
It may be a bootleg, but at least it’s honest.
Dabney Coleman is to “Modern Problems” as Charles Grodin is to “The Lonely Guy”:
“Ed Wood,” released 20 years ago this year, is damn near a perfect film. I watched it again recently for the first time in years and fell in love all … Continue Reading ‘Pull the string’
A new Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore comedy? A remake of “Annie”? Another “Transformers” sequel? Only if there’s a gun pointed at my head. And even then … The rest: X-Men: Days … Continue Reading 20 movies I won’t see in 2014