Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fabulous Movie Review®

Where the Truth Lies
The person who recommended this to me should be drawn, quartered and sentenced to watch Leonard Part 6 Clockwork Orange style. Too bad I can't remember who that unfortunate soul is.

I hate narrated whodunnits set in the 40s, 50s or 60s involving celebrities and/or Los Angeles/Hollywood with a dangerous/naive/dead femme fatale. See: Mulholland Falls, Black Dahlia, L.A. Confidential.

4 out of 10

Mr. Brooks
This, my friends, is a solid thriller. William Hurt and Kevin Costner play their roles as each half of a split personality perfectly. Some more articulate stuff here...both characters on screen at the same time...articulate. Deep thoughts. Keen observations.

When I brought this home (I actually made a special trip to Blockbuster because I didn't feel like waiting for Netflix), my wife said she thought I didn't like Kevin Costner. Kevin Costner? I replied. I mentally went through my mind's hated actors database...hmm. Tom Cruise, Michael Douglas. Nope, I like Kevin Costner. How could anybody not like the man who brought us Field of Dreams?

7.4 out of 10


pilgrimchick said...

Haven't seen either of these, but I am not a fan of the Hollywood-thriller-mystery genre either. It seems to often to give actors an oppotunity to pretend to be someone who was a better actor than they could ever hope to be.

gagknee said...

well said...

same deal with a hollywood biopic too.