July 16, 2007 |
The vile billboards heralded it, the controversy stoked it, and now it's loose in public: "Captivity," the latest in check-in-but-don't-check-out torture films. A spirit-sapping exercise in female degradation fantasy, it was directed by Roland Joffe, who has seen his career go from bewailing "The Killing Fields" of Cambodia to slobbering over the hell-maze of a hooded kidnapper/murderer. It's the movie business equivalent of encountering someone you once knew begging for money on the street.
October 28, 2003 |
It's only 1 o'clock in the afternoon, and Jack Bauer is already strung out. It's going to be another one of those days. Welcome to the third day -- er, season -- of the real-time action drama "24," which sprints to a tantalizing start at 9 tonight on Fox. Three years after the attempt on his life, something seems amiss with President Palmer (Dennis Haysbert). He just might be pulling a Jed Bartlet and hiding his true condition.