writer: Paul Weitz

Cirque du Freak: The Vampires Assistant

This movie probably has more fighting in it than dialog, which says something about how well the dialog is written. It is not as funny as some would hope, relying instead on the biting, punching, stabbing, and physical moments, some which are played for laughs but some of which could quite possibly [...]

American Dreamz – Filtered

October 17, 2006
"American Dreamz" is a movie that closely resembles the popular television show American Idol. The idea behind the story is good, but there is quite a bit of extra junk that ends up taking away from what could have been an OK family film. One storyline in the movie is an Arab man who is sent on a [...]

American Dreamz

Films and television have long satirized presidents and politics. "Saturday Night Live" has done it regularly for years. And that is exactly what "American Dreamz" is all about. Dennis Quaid plays the president, and his similarities to President Bush are too close to home to be denied. The film [...]

In Good Company – Edited

September 14, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie was really interesting. It struck me as a movie with a lesson. The main character, Dan, is really a wholesome man. He was the head of his division at work and with every contact he made he treated everyone with the utmost respect and decency. No scams—just make the customer want to [...]

In Good Company

This is an interesting story about a young man, Carter Duryea, who is climbing the corporate ladder very fast. But at what expense? He loses his wife and takes on the responsibility of heading up the ad department at Sports America. He replaces Dan Foreman, the 51-year old "dinosaur" ad executive. [...]

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps

Although Mr. Murphy breaks me up, he just can’t get very far from crudity and profanity. “The Nutty Professor: 2” is rated PG-13 for one crude sexual comment after another. When humor isn’t extracted from broad sexual innuendo, Mr. Murphy turns to gross-out visuals, jokes about old age [...]