Friday, March 31, 2006
Weekend Movie Preview
Basic Instinct 2 is receiving some of the most enjoyably nasty reviews in memory. Nothing gets up a critic's gander like forcing them to sit through a sequel made LONG after anyone would care, a movie they know will bomb and that it's a film even the people who made it wouldn't want to sit through. Here's hoping Sharon Stone made them pay big time. Slither has a very funny ad campaign -- it says "Remember the last movie she dragged you to?" and then shows clips from a seemingly sappy romance. Then it cuts to Slither as the guy's perfect revenge. The reviews are not bad, with the unpredictable Manohla Dargis giving it serious props and USA Today and others agree. Ice Age 2 is also getting "better than the original" reviews. The original was okay, but rode a hilarious trailer to a massive box office. If you're in NYC, the movie to see is Brick, a witty noir set in a high school that is one of the most enjoyable movies of the year and establishes Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a genuine talent.