Film Forum

Episode Recap

Episode 13


Films Reviewed: Little Black Book and The Village

Commentary: Best and Worst of Summer 2004

Featurette: Interview with David Carradine from Dragon*Con 2003

Regarding Little Black Book:

Matt: A "Made for Lifetime" movie that was able to con itself into a theatrical release.  There were no likable characters nor believable situations to me to even recommend it if it did play on Lifetime.  The actresses involved in this are all much better.  One star. 

Aron: Well, I liked it.  Brittany Murphy made for a nice heroine and Julianne Nicholson was lovely as the ex-girlfriend who is actually a nice girl.  Not as biting a satire as it could be, but I liked it okay.  Three stars

Average rating: ** (out of ****)

Regarding The Village:

Aron: M. Night Shyamalan has done it again!  Another suspenseful work with twists.  Plus 1890's Pennsylvania looked great.  And, thankfully, his cameo was limited this time.  And the creature in the woods looks great.  Three stars.

Matt: M. Night Shyamalan has done it again: made a boring movie where the twists are telegraphed and the characters stilted.  I could not have cared for any of them nor their plight.  The monster did look okay, though.  One star.

Average rating: ** (out of ****)

Commentary: The Best and Worst of Summer 2004 

Aron's Worst Picks

Matt's Worst Picks

5. The Day After Tomorrow 5. The Village
4. Raising Helen 4. Before Sunset
3. Garfield 3. Van Helsing
2. The Chronicles of Riddick 2. Garfield
1. Fahrenheit 9/11 1. Little Black Book

Aron's Best Picks

Matt's Best Picks

5. The Notebook 5. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2. Shrek 2 3. The Notebook
3. Spider-Man 2 2. Shrek 2
1. I, Robot 1. Napoleon Dynamite

Featurette: Aron and Matt interviewed David Carradine from Kill Bill Volume 2 at last year's Dragon*Con.