Tag Archives: Michael Caine

Miss Congeniality

UNPOLISHED. UNKEMPT. UNLEASHED. UNDERCOVER. Butch FBI agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) is tasked with posing as a glamorous candidate in a beauty contest in order to expose a terrorist who threatens to strike during the finale. We all knew that Bullock would have no problem turning herself into a beauty queen. But watching her and … Continue reading Miss Congeniality

Bewitched

Be warned. Be ready. Washed-up movie star Jack Wyatt (Will Ferrell) is hired to star in a new TV version of Bewitched; he talks a non-actor (Nicole Kidman) into joining the cast, not knowing that she’s a real witch. Many TV shows have been made into movies, but portraying the process behind the whole thing and … Continue reading Bewitched

The Quiet American

IN WAR, THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON IS SEDUCTION. Saigon, 1952; British journalist Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine) befriends American visitor Alden Pyle (Brendan Fraser), but realizes that the quiet gentleman has a hidden agenda… as well as his eyes on Fowler’s mistress. Finally a remake worth making. The 1958 movie version of the Graham Greene novel … Continue reading The Quiet American

Batman Begins: A Very Dark Knight

  As it turned out, the definitive adaptation of “Batman” was not made in 1989. The Tim Burton movie showed a Caped Crusader quite different from the original Bob Kane creation, and light years from the campy 1960s TV series. But one of the darkest, most depressing comic book superheroes ever fashioned deserved a movie … Continue reading Batman Begins: A Very Dark Knight

Austin Powers in Goldmember

A NEW BREED OF EVIL. The world’s most shagadelic spy, Austin Powers (Mike Myers), attempts to thwart Dr. Evil yet another time; now he’s also facing Goldmember, a Dutchman with serious skin problems. The third time’s definitely not the charm; Myers has a flair for comedy and all the money in the world, but it’s as … Continue reading Austin Powers in Goldmember