November 06, 2007

Short DVD Reviews - Part 5

As always, I promise you reviews of our latest Netflix rentals in 25 words or less!

Run Lola Run - German film that takes a stab at the adage, "If I had it to do all over again..." Frenetic and fun.

Year of the Dog - Molly Shannon charms in an odd film about going to extremes. Regina King stands out as her best friend.

Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny - Why did I bother? Jack Black at the nadir of his career.

Bam Bam & Celeste - Silly Margaret Cho movie that doesn't take itself seriously. And it kind of works.

Too Many Girls - Lucy & Desi met in this 1940 musical. They probably fell in love because they forgot the movie's plot. I know I did.

United 93 - See my other post about this excellent film.

Testosterone - Horrible gay movie #2854. What is with that ending? Lame!

Show Business: The Road to Broadway - Documentary focuses on 4 musicals as they race to open and then to the Tonys. Bitchy stupid critics mar otherwise interesting fare.

Ready To Wear - I'd seen this Altman film about fashion years ago. It's still not that great.

Bee Season - If you loved the book like I did, avoid the movie like the plague. A most unfaithful rendition.

Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds - Far better than its predecessor, this one makes fun of itself, and winds up being just a bit funny. Full frontal alert!

1 comment:

Stef said...

I was surprised by how much I liked Run Lola Run. And I'm so glad you liked Year of the Dog! I really enjoyed that one, too. The cast was just terrific.