Posts Tagged ‘bad’

Amanda Alert

Ben Affleck comes up aces directing the missing-girl mystery Gone Baby Gone.
Kristian Lin
It probably didn’t happen this way, but I can easily imagine Ben Affleck in the midst of his 2003 Gigli-induced purgatory, taking time out to watch Mystic River and thinking to himself, “Hell, I can do that” (or words to ...


Mr. Bagman

The flawed legal thriller Michael Clayton still wins favorable judgment.
Kristian Lin
You shouldn’t be surprised that Michael Clayton is currently being overrated by America’s film critics. The movie practically begs for it.



Problem Kids

Mixed success is the name of the game for three movies out this week.
Kristian Lin
It’s fun to extol good movies and trash bad ones, but an awful lot of stuff falls in between those poles.


Evan Almighty

A late-night booze run fuels the inspiration for the superb Superbad.
Kristian Lin
I see it clearly now: 2007 will go down as the year that Seth Rogen arrived.



Bad Religion

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Here’s the truest thing we can say about New Maps of Hell, Bad Religion’s latest: “Well, it’s definitely a Bad Religion album.”


The Brad Seed

Harry Potter, he ain’t. Joshua is a dreary entry in the evil-kid movie genre.
Kristian Lin
To begin with, the current film Joshua has nothing to do with the sleepy 2002 movie by the same name that starred Tony Goldwyn as a present-day carpenter who’s supposed to be Jesus.



Robots in Distress

The failure is system-wide in the new big-screen version of Transformers.
Kristian Lin
The time seems ripe for a re-evaluation of Michael Bay. It’s been almost 10 years since his Armageddon ruled the box office by sheer brute force of publicity, star power, and on-screen CGI explosions, and made millions of mov...


Memoir of a Geisha

Fort Worth Opera’s Madame Butterfly falls short, but has some fantastic pieces.
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The wait is over. It’s been 14 months since we’ve staged an opera,” said Fort Worth Opera director Darren Keith Woods, who could scarcely contain himself. “I’m so excited!” he burst out.



Cory Morrow

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Have you ever bet everything on a nag to win, and then watched your horse burst out of the starting gate like a comet, only to blaze out and limp down the home stretch? Welcome to Cory Morrow’s latest album.


Rocky Past

Thoughts on why Georgia Rule is better than its bad reviews.
Kristian Lin
We’re film critics. We’re supposed to be shockproof. We take pride in our ability to watch movies without batting an eyelash when they deal with gay sex, interracial sex, S&M sex, and other forms of sexuality that migh...