Saturday, January 9, 2016
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.
A classic doomsday premise executed with a big budget is ruined by a silly plot and a chaotic ending.
On renewed viewing: a bit more entertaining, if you don't take to too seriously.
Halliwell (no star): "Loud and brainless action movie that was among the top box-office successes of 1998."
Maltin**: "Opens with a bang, and sets up an exciting (if improbable) story...After a while it becomes so routine, so predictable, and so redundant that all the fun is drained away."
A wallet lost and found opens the door to a romantic adventure.
Quirky, almost surreal romantic comedy, elegantly directed; likable, but so slight that it reamins unremarkable.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Two New York sophisticates have been lovingly and passionately married for three years, until they are told individually that due to a technicality their wedding was not legal.
A screwball comedy directed by Alfred Hitchcock which is well-made, mildly amusing, but also a bit dated.
Halliwell*: "Smartish matrinomial comedy, surprisingly but not obviously by the master of suspense."
Maltin***: "Madcap comedy...One of Hitchcock's least typical films, but bouncy nonetheless..."