A Few Quickies
Malibu's Most Wanted: 3 Stars. I haven't laughed like that in ages. Go see it at the dollar theater, you won't regret it.
Dirty Pretty Things: 3 Stars. Wonderfully acted drama. Not as thrilling as the thriller it's purported to be. Very slowly paced, but still excellent.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: 3 Stars. Johnny Depp is amazing in this entertaining swashbuckler. I can't say it really lived up to the hype, and it was overlong; however, I liked it overall. Keira Knightly almost spookily resembles Natalie Portman (clearly that's why she was Padme's double in Phantom Menace).
Bringing Down the House: 2.5 Stars. I expected this to really, really suck. I was pleasantly surprised at this competent comedy, which was actually consistently funny. Eugene Levy steals the show, which is always a good time.