This week's premieres
photo: Continental Film
Lost in Translation (Stratené v preklade) - Comedy/Drama by Sofia Coppola. Though it occasionally resorts to caricature that isn't worthy of the rest of the film's elegant restraint, this love letter to Bill Murray proves that it deserved its hype, or at least most of it. Murray is truly brilliant, equally hilarious and tragic. But, then again, he always is - something that Coppola was clearly aware of when she wrote the script. A slightly bigger surprise is Scarlett Johansson, who proves she is much more than jailbait with gorgeous lips and a husky voice. The fact that she can believably play Murray's less experienced intellectual equal shows that her promising turns in Ghost World and The Man Who Wasn't There were no fluke. Highly recommended.
photo: SPI International
My Boss's Daughter (Šialené rande) - Comedy by David Zucker. The director of such idiotic comedy classics as The Kentucky Fried Movie, Airplane!, and The Naked Gun focuses his attention on the zany antics that ensue when a young executive (Ashton Kutcher) agrees to housesit for his boss (Terence Stamp) to try to impress him and win over his daughter (Tara Reid). Expect lots of clowning and lots of cameos.
Other movies playing
The Day After Tomorrow (Deň po tom) - The best so far of the big dumb summer blockbusters.
Starsky & Hutch (Dvaja detektívi) - Action comedy by Todd Phillips. A campy movie based on the campy 1970s television show about two cops who drive around in their red-and-white Ford Torino while busting-up young hoods. The titular crime-fighting partners are played by Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, who have already shown their natural, easy-going chemistry in Zoolander and Meet the Parents. Reportedly, though, the movie truly belongs to Snoop Dogg, who plays their pimped-out informer, Huggy Bear. Also starring Vince Vaughn as the criminal mastermind Reese Feldman.
Prepared by Jonathan Knapp
21. Jun 2004 at 0:00