An older woman getting together with a toy boy ought to be a slam dunk of a plot. After all, many young men today would sell their souls for a chance to date someone a little more mature. Yet, while the concept still entices in real life, it would seem that it has run its course onscreen.Sandy (Zeta-Jones) is a doting mother of two with a passion for sports statistics. She’s content with holding the fort at home until she catches her husband cheating on her.One speedy divorce later and Sandy moves to New York City with the kids in tow, where she’s goaded into dating again by a friend.
The Green Hornet franchise has a long history, starting out as a radio program in the 1930s and reaching its zenith with a 26-episode series in the late 1960s. Given its background, and with the usually inventive Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) at the helm, 2011’s The Green Hornet could have been an offbeat homage.
But it was not to be.
If you’ve longed to see Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway rekindle their Brokeback Mountain romance or if you’ve always wanted to watch Donnie Darko plough Princess Mia in extensive detail, your wait is over.
If Jonathan Swift were alive to see his satire brought into the 21st century, he would weep. Weep, not because Gulliver’s Travels is a terrible film, but because of what it might have been.Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) is an aimless mailroom guy at a New York newspaper. Wanting to impress Darcy (Amanda Peet), the travel editor with whom he is enamored, Gulliver plagiarizes a series of travel articles which results in him being deployed to cover a story about the Bermuda Triangle.