Facts take a backseat to melodrama in story of history's silent observer.
'We have no tolerance for politics at the White House," Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) is warned his first day on the job as butler to the president. That kind of perverse logic forms part of the atmosphere in The Butler, Lee Daniels’s effective...
All-male strip flick sparkles to a fizzling finale.
The plot of Steven Soderbergh’s stripper-with-a-heart-of-gold tale follows the tropes of the 'backstage’ movie to a T: A nice guy with a killer backflip works his pants off, literally, in order to bankroll his own American Dream. Over the course...
Franchise hopeful stalls in first gear.
A hodgepodge stew of Rebel Without a Cause, Twilight and War of the Worlds amounts to not very much at all in D.J. Caruso’s I Am Number Four, a by-the-numbers adaptation of Pittacus Lore’s alien love-and-adventure book.
Gattaca director clocks off with pointless time waster.
Writer/director Andrew Niccol’s plodding Logan’s Run-meets-Bonnie and Clyde pastiche takes its vacuous emoting and C-grade plotting very seriously, but the whole thing ultimately becomes nothing more than a dumbed down, tarted-up riff on his...