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VANILLA SKIES (1)
Cruise & Cruz=Lose-r!  Cameron Diaz has a goofy role, too.  If it weren't for McCartney singing the title track of Vanilla Skies, I would give this movie a ZERO.  It is STUPID.  It is confusing.  It is lousy.  This is one of the dumbest movies Hollywood has ever let out of the can.  Tom Cruise is still relying on a smile as big as Texas to win critics and the women over, but it is completely lost on this one--both ways. Toss your money and into the Salvation Army Buckets.  Nudity and sex--more of Cruise and Cruz than we really need to see and for longer than we need to see their bare chests.  Foul language.   
 
In case you are wondering?  Rusty wouldn't walk across the street to see a Tom Cruise movie. 

VERTICAL LIMIT  (9)
Scott Glenn, Bill Paxton, Chris O'Donnell and relative unknowns play against the icy, snowy star of this movie: MOUNTAINS.  Like Perfect Storm,  the elements take over the movie and make for suspenseful filmmaking.  Intense, life threatening climbing.  This movie did not tempt me in the least to take up the sport.  You will cringe and jump more than once during this madcap snowcapped adventure! GORGEOUS scenery.   Good movie.

VIRGIN SUICIDES, THE   (4)
The title gives this movie away; so you know what is going to happen within a few minutes, but still it is an interesting little movie with a FAT Kathleen Turner (you will not recognize her) and wimpy James Woods in the parental roles.  The daughters are fresh and VERY YOUNG, and having 3 sisters myself, I enjoy "watching" other sisterly interaction.  Set in the late 70's or early 80's and mostly revolving around the youth culture of dating, school, etc, it was an interesting movie in some ways; it would make for some after movie conversation.  However, don't go to this movie thinking you are about to see something spectacular.
A blockbuster it ain't.

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