This week's premieres
photo: Continental Film
Anything Else (Čokoľvek) - Romantic comedy by Woody Allen. Allen's latest ode to neurotic New Yorkers stars Jason Biggs of the American Pie movies as Jerry, a young comedy writer whose talent seems threatened by the people who surround him. His agent (Danny Devito) is inept, his mentor (Allen) is losing his mind, his girlfriend (Christina Ricci) has intense intimacy issues, and her mother (Stockard Channing) decides to move in with the young couple to follow her dream of becoming a cabaret singer. Add one more hangup to Jerry's battle for success: Allen has made a string of mediocre movies. Here's hoping he comes out on top.
Other movies playing
Duplex (Tú starú treba zabiť!) - Comedy by Danny Devito. Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore play Alex and Nancy, a young couple who seem to have found their dream apartment in Manhattan. It soon becomes apparent, however, that their elderly upstairs neighbour, Mrs Connolly, will prove to be a chronic nuisance. Because she won't willingly move elsewhere, Alex and Nancy begin thinking of other, more sinister ways to get rid of her.
Spider-Man 2- Action by Sam Raimi. While the first movie was about an awkward kid turning outward as he discovers his new superpowers, this one's about a superhero losing control of these powers and then turning back inward. More driven by character than special effects, it's relatively restrained and ambitious for a comic book movie. It doesn't all work, but Raimi keeps it fun and stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst keep it emotionally centred.
My Boss' 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 idiocy and lots of cameos.
50 First Dates (50 krát a stále po prvý raz) - Romantic comedy by Peter Segal. Though it starts out looking like another typically juvenile Adam Sandler movie, 50 First Dates is actually an incredibly sweet, yet subtly perverse, romantic comedy. This is largely thanks to Drew Barrymore, whose bubbly presence not only gives life to her character, but to Sandler's as well.
Prepared by Jonathan Knapp
9. Aug 2004 at 0:00