Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bigger, Stronger, Faster*: A flick on steriods

Are steroids as American as Fruit Loops and Hula Hoops?
Are users cheating or competing?
Is injecting roids to soar like popping pills to snore?
These are just a few questions documentarian Chris Bell asks in "Bigger, Stronger, Faster*."
Part Michael Moore, part Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me") Bell aims his camera at his family. Of three brothers, he's the sole non-user. Is he the simp? The wimp? The real winner?
You'll have to supply the answers.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Speed Racer: The Fast and the Fantabulous

The critics deep-sixed it. But The Movie Slut had to see for herself.
What she saw was a cartoon/video game/movie with real actors and a comic book theme: The triumph of good over evil.
She also saw Emile Hirsch, who should have won Oscar's best actor for "Into the Wild." What wrong with you, Academy of Motion-Sickness?
She also saw Susan Sarandon, John Goodman and a flick so over-the-top that it makes Everest look like an anthill.
Fun? You bet. Feel the need for Speed.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Baby Mama: Kitchy Koo

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey tackle a comedy with a question.
Can you have it all?
More specifically, can Ms. Fey, a careerist with a sub-standard uterus and no man in sight, fulfill her deepest bambino yearnings?
What do you think?
The Movie Slut was delighted to discover that "Baby Mama" isn't all pat predictability. Cameos by Sigourney Weaver and Steve Martin add to the fun.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Nim's Island: Rated G for Glorious

Who could resist Jodie Foster as an agoraphobic adventure writer, or Gerard Butler as her swashbuckling protagonist or Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine") as the eponymous Nim, who finds herself home alone on an island of indeterminate longitude and latitude?
Certainly not The Movie Slut.
Still, with all its rollicking fun, this movie really speaks to the power of the written word.
Can Book Slut Reviews be far behind?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

What Happens in Vegas — Not

Mercifully, most of "What Happens in Vegas" does not happen in Vegas. It happens in Brooklyn.
And the borough, which never looked so resplendent, is the real star of this inane, unromantic, romantic comedy. It co-stars Cameron Diaz's wardrobe. (The gold dress!!!!!) Ashton Kutcher rounds out the cast and is no slouch.
Alas, no one could revive the stupidest script since "Glitter."

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mongol Mayhem

If "make war, not love" is your mantra, this one's for you.
Three epic battles drive "Mongol," a biopic about Genghis Khan. That's a lot of head-hurtling, blood-splatting, spear-soaring,arrow-flying and warrior groaning.
Meanwhile, the sole sex scene is discretely tucked behind a fuzzy curtain.
Russian Director Sergei Bodrov is so considerate. He obviously doesn't want to violate the delicate sensibilities of movie-goers.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Chic Flick Meets Dick Flick

OK. So Patrick Dempsey is no Seth Rogan.
In "Made of Honor," he's McDicky, a real prick. Which is why guys will dig this romantic comedy set in a fictitious New York, where you can actually find a parking space on the street.
But gals will love it, too, because McDicky not only gets what's coming to him. But in the end, he gets it, too.

Strike while "Iron Man" is Hot

Robert Downey Jr. elevates this booming, special-effecty, pyrotechy, summer blockbuster to soaring heights. Tap into your inner child, suspend with disbelief and smile your way through this superhero spectacular. The movie slut did.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

88 Minutes: Tick Tock Schlock

Timing is everything.
First, wait 88,000,000 minutes.
Then rent this sicko, sadistic silly serial-killer flick staring Al Pacino.
Invite 8 of your closest friends to the viewing. See who finds 88 groaners.
Oh how the movie slut loves this movie! It fits neatly into her fave genre: Movies that are so bad, they're good.