Sitting in Michael's Lap
Michael and I have recently run out of decent New Releases to watch at our local rental place, and being that we are on the "unlimited rentals" plan, we have a few more groaners to add:
Nightfall: Supposedly based on a story by Asimov, this flick DEFINES the genre "B movie" in every way. It even starred David Carradine (shudder).
Rules of Engagement: Shame on you, Tommy Lee Jones. I expect this sort of thing from Samuel L Jackson, but YOU...?
Meet the Parents: cheap, brainless comedy. Blech.
Chicken Run: Mel? MEL??? You CAN'T be THAT hard up for cash ... I mean, come ON ... claymation?
What Lies Beneath: This is the worst thing I have ever seen starring Harrison Ford -- and he is one of my FAVORITE actors in the universe. As far as Michelle Pfiefer flicks, I think even the Witches of Eastwick was better. The worst part about this thing was that it went on F-O-R-E-V-E-R ...
My friends, I urge you to avoid the aforementioned AT ALL COSTS if you value your sanity.
Now, on to other things ...
Chris, I couls not agree with you more on Battlefield Earth. John Travolta sucked like a Hoover, and it would be kind to say that the screenplay "lost a lot in the translation" from the novel. Platform boots and Klingon outfits do not a Psychlo make ...
Ron, same goes for Dune. I mean, WOW -- what a book. I suspect the only reason why I didn't despise the movie the first time I watched it was because I had never read the novel; in fact, the flick inspired me to read the book. Even the "long" version of the movie is missing so much -- so much that there was actually a booklet distributed to patrons when Dune was in the theater to explain some of the concepts and define words that the film had no time to touch on.
And, I would like to conclude by reasserting that Bruce Willis is STILL a terrible actor!