Friday, March 25, 2005

Movies opening this week

Gunner Palace (documentary, dir. Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein)
My review in Las Vegas Weekly
Even though this isn't the greatest movie from a filmmaking standpoint, I'm glad to see something like it get attention, because what seems to sometimes get lost in the back-and-forth rhetoric about the war is the experience of the soldiers. I think you could come away from this film thinking that the war is a waste and it's doing terrible things to these people, but you could also come away thinking that the war is justified and these people are sacrificing a lot to do a great service. Either way, you'll come away with sympathy for the soldiers, and that's a good thing. Opened limited Mar. 4; in Las Vegas this week

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (Sandra Bullock, Regina King, Diedrich Bader, dir. John Pasquin)
My review in Las Vegas Weekly
Really nothing needs to be added, except I'm always happy to see more William Shatner. If you're thinking of seeing this movie, just watch Boston Legal instead. Wide release

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