Holiday ham.
It must have looked good on paper: Meryl Streep as the bitter, paranoid, pill-popping matriarch Violet Weston; Julia Roberts as Violet’s control-freak eldest daughter Barbara; Ewan McGregor as Barbara’s philandering husband Bill; the always...
Recession-era romance feels forced.
Larry Crowne is the cinematic equivalent of a kind Uncle, who, finding you’re down about things, is determined to perk you up by suggesting a set of new opportunities and possibilities designed to keep the blues at bay. Or, to put it another way,...
Me Myself I
At the Australian Movie Convention, where I saw this film, a rival distributor quipped (good-naturedly) that he was releasing Buried on the same day as Julia Roberts’ latest because he figured that many people 'would rather be buried alive than...
Where’s that massacre when you need it...?
If there’s anyone out there who pines for that long-rumoured big screen version of the '90s schlock-com Friends, they may be appeased by the saccharine sentimentality and excruciating comedy that oozes from Garry Marshall’s Valentine’s Day like...