Prepare to dance in your undies again -- the Madonna of alt-country is back and louder than ever. With his first official follow-up to the critically acclaimed Gold, Ryan Adams has managed to successfully re-invent himself.
Directed by: Richard Curtis
Starring: Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson
3 out of 5 stars
Love Actually not only has eight times the characters of a typical love story, but eight times the Christmas spirit!
Back in the day, John Holmes was the biggest -- and therefore the best -- in the biz. "Johnny Wadd" starred in more than 2000 adult productions and reportedly bedded more than 10,000 women over the course of his career -- including his wife.
Probably the only guy who might really have been hornier than Ron Jeremy, he was well-endowed.
Ann's life seems to fit the perfect formula for misery. She's 23, works a dead-end job, lives in a trailer with her two young daughters and husband, puts up with a tired and cynical mother and has a jail-bird for a dad.
So, when Ann (Sarah Polley) finds out that she has cancer and only has two or three months left to live, she realizes her life has to change.
After seeing the trailer for Radio, one might think that the film is some sort of amalgam of Remember the Titans and The Waterboy.
"This is actually the anti-Waterboy. We tried to get as far from that sort of film as possible," says director Michael Tollin.
Loosely inspired by a true story, Radio follows a mentally challenged black man who, thanks to the efforts of a high school football coach, becomes a beloved member of the community in a small town in South Carolina.
Anyone looking for a movie about Sylvia Plath, the poet, should skip this rendition. The working title for this movie (Ted and Sylvia), would have been much more appropriate, since it is basically a summary of the tumultuous relationship between Plath and fellow poet Ted Hughes.
Highly anticipated doesn't even begin to describe sentiment towards The Strokes' new album, Room On Fire. This being only their second effort, the hype that surrounds these five New Yorkers has been working harder than a crackhead on speed.
Veronica Guerin is a moderately effective flashback biography, worth seeing for Cate Blanchett's curious performance (one part fearlessness, two parts foolishness) as the titular expos‚ journalist.
Guerin, Ireland's most recent martyr, jeopardized her family and lost her life for the cause of improved anti-drug legislation.
Runaway Jury is a film about a landmark gun trial set in New Orleans. Plotwise, juror Nick Easter (Cusack) uses his influence and his girlfriend (Weisz) to sway the jury and blackmail lawyers on both sides.