Friday, December 08, 2006

"Blood Diamond" and "The Holiday"

Leonardo DiCaprio is good again in "Blood Diamond," but this movie about conflict diamonds in Africa starts off well as an adventure film with a complicated hero (DiCaprio is an arms merchant) but then the message takes over. "The Holiday" is a chick flick that gives chick flicks a bad name: it's so predictable and dull it makes even Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet seem unappealing. Viewers won't hate it; it's impossible to muster up any emotion whatsoever about a movie so thoroughly mild and unmemorable.

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