November 10, 2006 |
"Come Early Morning," the feature writing and directing debut of actress Joey Lauren Adams, falls prey to bits of psychoanalytic shorthand and narrative predictability, but it offers the rare, meaty role for an actress in her late 30s. Ashley Judd plays Southerner Lucy Fowler, a woman grappling with her fear of intimacy and some unwieldy emotional baggage, as short on self-esteem as she is long on drunken one-night stands.
October 31, 1999
Movies "The Bone Collector," a suspense thriller, stars Denzel Washington as a forensics detective paralyzed from a gunshot wound and Angelina Jolie as a street-smart rookie cop who team up to track down a brutal serial killer. Opening in general release on Friday.
October 16, 2009 |
We see the boots first, then the leather cigarette case, the silver lighter -- all very worn, very male -- in the seedy motel room where sounds of sex, raw and desperate, fill the air. But appearances are rarely what they seem in "Trucker." It will be the woman who shrugs off the night; the boots and the rest are hers too. Lean and sinewy, she heads for an 18-wheeler in the parking lot out front, slides behind the wheel and kicks the engine into a dull roar. As the road stretches out in front of her, only then does she breathe easy.
June 29, 2001 |
Actors go behind the camera as directors, but the results are mostly cold and off-putting in "On the Edge" (8 p.m. Showtime), a made-for-cable trilogy featuring three short films set in the future. Helen Mirren helms "Happy Birthday," the bizarre, would-be comical tale of a resourceful entomology student (Sydney Tamiia Poitier) bounced from school just days before graduation. John Goodman, David Hyde Pierce, Beverly D'Angelo, Christopher Lloyd and Caroline Rhea appear in cameos.
July 5, 2002 |
James Toback's "Harvard Man" is a fast and clever con-gone-wrong comedy that reflects the writer-director's characteristic blend of the intellectual and the criminal. But it lacks anyone to care about--even the repellent characters are less than fascinating--and the result is a crisply made movie that is no more than mildly amusing. Adrian Grenier's Alan is a Harvard philosophy major and a point guard on the basketball team.
January 15, 2006 |
"THE Break Up," which arrives in theaters June 2 and is directed by Peyton Reed ("Bring It On," "Down With Love") from a script by Jeremy Garelick and Jay Lavender, finds Jennifer Aniston as art dealer Brooke severing romantic ties with her boyfriend, Gary (Vince Vaughn), who works as a host on bus tours of Chicago. The hitch, and naturally there had to be one, is that neither one of them is willing to move out of the condo they share.