Headless Horseman Reviews
If you just want a little entertainment for an evening in, then this film is watchable.
[B]Yentl[/B] has Barbra Steisand ("Meet the Fockers") as a Jewish woman who poses as a man so she can study the Torah. Of course, she falls in love with a classmate, Mandy Patinkin ("Choking Man"), and then all of weirdness happens while she tries to keep her secret. Plus, there's singing. I found it sometimes strange and often touching. Definitely worth watching.
[B]The Invisible[/B] is kind of a lame thriller about a kid who gets beaten and left for dead, but his spirit is wandering about trying to get someone to find his body before he actually dies. It entertained me. Partly because I think the main kid, Justin Chatwin ("Middle of Nowhere"), is adorable. But the story is just okay and the acting isn't great. Except for Marcia Gay Harden ("Home"), of course. I say, if it's on, watch it. But don't go to any great lengths to seek it out.
You don't always know from a preview which Steve Carell ("Get Smart") you're going to get, but [B]Dan in Real Life[/B] features the subtle and still funny man. The story is very sweet and very realistic. Carell plays a widower raising three girls. They got to a family reunion where Carell falls for his brother's girlfriend. Like all family situations, this movie features many classic moments, both tear-jerking and uncomfortable. Pleasantly surprised by this one.
I'm pretty sure that [B]Headless Horseman[/B] is a Sci-Fi channel original. And, of course, I got sucked right in there. In a slasher take on the Sleepy Hollow story, a group of teenagers get stranded in a backwoods, inbred (typical) town where every 7 years, Headless comes looking for 7 heads to feed to hell. It's a weird backstory, and it might even have been more interesting, if the dialogue and acting hadn't been so bad. I realize that this a common complaint of mine. But I just feel that there are so many good actors and writers out there, why can't studios try harder to get better ones?[FONT=Arial]
[color=darkorchid]Wahington Irving would be turning over in his grave. I think Tim Burton, who directed the stylish, but miserable [i][b]Sleepy Hollow[/b][/i] would ever cry foul. B movie enthusiasts may be a few laughs from this, but for the most part this picture isn't some much an ode to the original story, but rather a desecration of it.[/color]
[/font][font=Tahoma]Edit: Originally posted[/font] [font=Tahoma][b]Tuesday, October 30, 2007[/b] under Lucky7s22G[/font]
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[font=Tahoma]Edit: Originally posted[/font] [font=Tahoma][b]Tuesday, October 30, 2007[/b] under Lucky7s22G[/font]