When an occasion is truly special, home is the only place to celebrate in a way that defines your personal style. All it takes is a few significant items, a special place, and the right combination of reverence and fun.
As director David Mamet (House of Games, The Winslow Boy) deftly shows in his new film about filmmaking, it takes just as much effort and commitment to make a bad movie as it does to make a good one — with Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Alec Baldwin and Sarah Jessica Parker.
In this film, the French title of which is Une Liaison Pornographique, a woman (Nathalie Baye) and man (Sergi Lopez) initially meet for a one-time tryst. Their anonymous affair, initiated to fulfill a sexual fantasy, develops into something more.
Hey kids, it's time for Spike & Mike's annual antidote to all that wretched holiday niceness and bogus good cheer. As usual, only about a third of the entries really qualify as both sick and twisted, but they're doozies. Enjoy (you sick bastards).
The world of this flickis Hollywood big with hyperreal climbing stunts, explosions and computer graphic-enhanced avalanches: It’s a thrill ride. But as Hollywood as it looks, at its heart a family drama motivates this tale of man (and woman) against nature.
Authentic Flamenco over dinners of tapas and paella, all in your local Holiday Inn. Empanadas, three varieties of paella, plus a variety of seafood, meat and poultry entrées. Desserts include a classic flan, very rich, sitting in a pool of caramelized sugar with its lingering smoky flavor.
This stoner mystery recycles tried and occasionally true gags packaged for today’s teenage audience. But some things are funny no matter how many times you see them. And at the heart of this film is the timeless struggle between stoners, jocks and nerds, something we can all relate to.
While the kindergarten set snickers at the jokes, the butt of which are ... well, butts, Mommy and Daddy might find a social satire under the "ripey diapies." The Rugrats could be called the baby-in-laws of TV's "The Simpsons" fostered by the same producer, Gabor Csupo.
A cavalcade of cartoon characters — mutated from American pop culture, inexplicably, as Mayans — plays out a failed version of Disney’s routine tale of adventurous, comic redemption in the studio’s latest animated feature: with no groove, no soul at all.
What women want, in director Nancy Meyers’ opinion, is a little respect. It’s a ballsy move for pretty-boy action hero Mel Gibson to tackle a role where he’s not just parodying a sensitive man but actually becomes a vulnerable one. Gibson delivers — with Helen Hunt and Alan Alda.
In Proof of Life, based on William Prochnow’s Vanity Fair article, "Adventures in the Ransom Trade," war is business and business war. Russell Crowe and Meg Ryan depict the dilemma of their characters with depth and intelligence, both bound by duties that seem to go increasingly against their hearts.