What is the rubric upon which And So It Goes is to be judged against? I’m going to say similar geriatric RomComs, and since Diane Keaton is in this flick, Something’s Gotta Give is a fair comparison, and by that standard… I guess this movie doesn’t suck donkey dong.
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The Jewel of the Nile is the sequel to Romancing the Stone, released just a year apart in 1984 and 85, respectively. This second film features Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito all reprising their roles. Much like its predecessor, it’s heavy on the Indiana Jones formula – perhaps more this time than the first. Read the rest of this entry
Since I’ve been going through the Indiana Jones movies recently, this naturally led Dr. Girlfriend to introduce me to Romancing the Stone, a movie I’d heard of but never gotten around to watching when it was on its big TV run in the late 1980s. What’s the connection between this flick and the Indy series? Take a look at the trailer in all its 80s delicious-ness and I think you’ll see the synergy right away. Read the rest of this entry
Matt Damon and Michael Douglas star as Scott Thorson and Liberace in the film nobody wanted to make (because it’s “too gay”), Behind the Candelabra. They finally found a home for their picture at HBO, bringing life to the story of the piano playing legend and Thorson, who wrote the book from which the movie is adapted.
As you may have gathered from the quick movie review affix, I don’t have much to say about Behind the Candelabra. It’s a good movie, but I wouldn’t say it’s great. It’s more of performer’s movie rather than the combining all of the elements of film all together and doing something unforgettable. Matt Damon and Michael Douglas are wonderful in the starring roles and I gained new respect for Scott Bakula and Debbie Reynolds, but Dan Aykroyd is barely in the movie and just distracted me, and Rob Lowe looked so freakish that… yeah, that distracted me, too.
Anyway, the story just didn’t grab me, so to speak. It held my attention, but I wasn’t especially invested in what happened to Scott Thorson, and I think that’s what was missing here. It’s a good flick, but not great; I’m giving Behind the Candelabra a 8 out of 10.
I’m just going to assume you’ve already seen this movie, so I’m not going to hold any details back – so if you read on, I’m not only going to ruin A Perfect Murder for you (well, probably not anymore than the trailer already does), but also Dial M for Murder.