A socially inept fourteen year old experiences heartbreak for the first time when his two best friends -- Cappie, an older-brother figure, and Maggie, the new girl with whom he is in love -- fall for each other.
“21 & Over,” the directorial debut of the “Hangover” screenwriting team, Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, follows an odd couple through a night of juvenile debauchery.
2013-03-01 | NICOLE HERRINGTON | Read the New York Times Review of 21 and Over
A hash of “Top Gun” and “Behind Enemy Lines,” this story of three comrades up against a villainous miscellany has the makings of a kitsch classic.
2005-07-29 | By MANOHLA DARGIS | Read the New York Times Review of Stealth
Like many horror films, "Wes Craven Presents: They" taps into primal childhood terrors and takes them literally, as in other of this horror impresario's works, notably the "Nightmare on Elm Street" series. What if those monsters that you thought were hiding under the bed or in the recesses of your closet were real, and what if once you were safely grown up they came back for you? These are the questions that Julia (Laura Regan), a high-strung graduate student in psychology, must face at an especially inconvenient time. As she prepares to defend her thesis, the city she lives in is menaced by rolling power shortages, spooky music (by Elia Cmiral) and incessant rain, and her childhood friend Billy (John Abrahams) shows up raving about the scary creatures that are pursuing him. — A.O. Scott
2002-11-28 | A. O. Scott | Read the New York Times Review of Wes Craven Presents: They
Early and late, in a starship chase sequence and in a light-saber duel between Yoda and the nefarious Count Dooku (Chirstopher Lee), some of the old "Star Wars" magic returns. But otherwise, the mixture of grandeur and whimsy that made the first three movies so thrilling has been sacrificed to self-importance, an incomprehensible plot and some of the worst screen acting of the year. Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman are dreadful as Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala, who are reunited (and fall in love) in the midst of a messy political crisis that threatens the stability of the republic and the power of the Jedi order. Millions of people will see this dreary, joyless picture, but only those pursuing advanced degrees in "Star Wars"-ology will be able to appreciate it. — A. O. Scott
2002-05-10 | A. O. Scott | Read the New York Times Review of Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
Stripped of hype and breathless expectations, George Lucas's first installment offers a happy surprise: it's up to snuff. It sustains the gee-whiz spirit of the series and offers a swashbuckling extra-galactic getaway, creating illusions that are even more plausible than the kitchen-raiding raptors of "Jurassic Park." While the human stars here are indeed reduced to playing action figures, they are upstaged by amazing backdrops and hordes of crazily lifelike space beings as the Lewis Carroll in Mr. Lucas is given free rein. The "Star Wars" franchise was funnier and scrappier when it was new. But it simply wasn't capable of this. Janet Maslin
1999-05-19 | Janet Maslin | Read the New York Times Review of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace