Monday, April 25, 2005

Flick the Button

The Missing: There's an article in Newsweek about how Ron Howard should be considered among the better artists among directors, in anticipation of this summer's Cinderella Man. I think Howard is hit or miss, and this movie is a miss. There's just not much to it, and what there is is cliched. The acting was fine I suppose, but Tommy Lee Jones just seems on autopilot. Even Blanchett doesn't blow me away in this. There are plenty of superior westerns out there from the 50s and 60s (and 80s and 90s and auts). Yer Fired.