Friday, April 07, 2006

Movies opening this week

Thank You for Smoking (Aaron Eckhart, Cameron Bright, Katie Holmes, J.K. Simmons, dir. Jason Reitman)
My review in Las Vegas Weekly
I saw this movie a while back so I could be prepared for my interview with Jason Reitman, and since then I've gone back and forth about whether it's brilliant or hilarious but empty. My review errs mostly on the side of brilliant, but I don't discount the idea that Reitman is really just putting up some very entertaining smoke and mirrors to mask the fact that what he has to say isn't all that substantive, as my friend Jeannette Catsoulis argues in her review. Opened limited Mar. 17; in Las Vegas this week

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