” Memoirs of a Geisha’ is everything you’d expect it to be: beautiful, mesmerizing, tasteful, Japanese. It’s just not very hot. “


” In ‘Beowulf,’ director Robert Zemeckis uses a technique called ‘motion capture’ to conjure fantastical things, angles into action and sweeping vistas to stun your eyes and take your breath away. But what he hasn’t mastered and what the technique can’t do is this: emotion capture. “


” ‘New’ movies are almost always hipper, faster, they mix genres aggressively, they smother their genre origins in new form, there are fewer of them, and they tend to cost a lot more money because you usually make more money on the megahit than you do on the steady progression of break-eveners. Except for the horror movie. “


” The director of ‘Independence Day,’ ‘Godzilla’ and ‘The Patriot’ has certain attributes, all of which are given full vent in ‘The Day After Tomorrow.’ He’s crude, stupid, slick, cornball, predictable, laughable, relentless, trivial and, the sum of all these, ridiculous. He’s never made a movie you could believe and he still hasn’t. “


” If you have only 95 minutes of material, make an only 95-minute movie. Amazing how often that’s forgotten. “



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