January 30, 2009 |
"The Uninvited" offers ironclad proof that Hollywood should give up the ghost already when it comes to remaking Asian horror movies. But really, how many ticket buyers in "The Uninvited's" targeted teen demographic know -- or care -- that it can't hold a flickering candle to the South Korean original, Kim Jee-woon's 2003 creep-fest, "A Tale of Two Sisters"?
March 3, 2006 |
Even if you're in the mood for a mermaid movie, "Aquamarine" probably won't splash its way into your heart. Like its title heroine, it's sparkly, pretty and flirty -- but often all wet. This incessantly perky teen-targeted film, in which two 13-year-old best girlfriends encounter a glamorous, seemingly teenage sea-creature in their Florida beach town pool during what may be their last summer together, is almost terminally cute.
December 2, 2005 |
"The Kid & I" stars Tom Arnold as an actor so failed that he's planning his suicide when he gets a job offer from his agent (Henry Winkler), who heretofore has refused all his calls for at least two years. It seems zillionaire Davis Roman (Joe Mantegna) wants Arnold's Bill Williams to write and costar in a movie.
March 25, 2007 |
The celeb count for runway shows during L.A. Fashion Week at Smashbox is routinely high because (A) it's L.A. and (B) stars always turn out for designers they love. Front-row faces at the Bebe Collection Fall/Winter '07 show last Sunday: 1. Jerry O'Connell and his Amazonian squeeze, Rebecca Romijn. Hanging backstage, 2. Brenda Strong, left, the disembodied voice of Mary Alice on "Desperate Housewives," and Arielle Kebbel wore their best Bebe. 3. "DH" star Eva Longoria, the new face of Bebe Sport, locked fingers with designer David Cardona.
July 28, 2006 |
The vengeance in the bloodthirsty title for "John Tucker Must Die" refers to social "death," or extreme embarrassment, rather than physical demise. In high school, of course, they can feel essentially the same. As the antihero, the aforementioned John Tucker (played by Jesse Metcalfe, the underage gardener from "Desperate Housewives") is targeted for social annihilation after each of his three girlfriends discovers she's not alone in falling for the basketball star's considerable charms.
May 28, 2004 |
Flashy production design can't save "Soul Plane" from crashing and burning in a debris field strewn with stereotypes and raunch. Director Jessy Terrero steps up from the music video ranks to make his feature debut, but he's flying strictly cargo class with this crass, unfunny attempt at an urbanized version of "Airplane!"