Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Review: 'Joey'

NBC is hoping for spin-off magic, a la "Frasier," but my guess is "Joey" will be forgotten quicker than "The Tortellis". The sad truth is that even though he was the best character on "Friends," without the eye candy of Jennifer Aniston and the dry wit of Matthew Perry, "Joey" is just plain dumb. Grade: C+

Friday, September 17, 2004

Review: Garden State

You expect a dark comedy to be funny. You never expect it to be inspirational. Although I was disappointed by the ending, as a whole I recommend this film for the laughs and for the message. Natalie Portman gets the regional accent down pat, and Zach Braff effectively tells this you-can't-go-home-again story. Rarely is a reflection on the pushing-30 folks of the world done so well, and so honestly. Grade: B+