28 July 2002

71.5 Million Dollars Can't Be Wrong

Austin Powers in Goldmember: 2.5 Stars. I was really disappointed when I walked out of the theater after seeing this one, but, upon reflection, I remembered that I spent quite a bit of time laughing. It's not a great Austin Powers movie, but it didn't really need to be. Even a decent Austin Powers movie is better than most of the dreck that passes for comedy out there (see The Sweetest Thing review below). Mike Myers is probably the funniest guy alive, and when he struts his stuff, it's a wonder, and a pleasure, to behold. Here's to the next sequel...Live and Let Shag?

Minority Report: 4 Stars. Wow. Steven Spielberg is still the best director out there after almost 30 years, and he struts his stuff with authority in this masterful science fiction tale. Everyone's good in this one: Tom Cruise, Max von Sydow, and especially Samantha Morton, who's building quite a resume for herself with some of the better directors out there. Couldn't say enough good things about this one...so just go and see it. Now.

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