Friday, September 19, 2003
Way too many movies are opening in area theaters this weekend, so here's a rundown of the highlights.
Finally we get the answer to the question who would win a battle between vampires and werewolves. "Underworld" takes that simple premise and turns it into a film so narratively serious and so visually dreary that it all but sucks the fun out of this "Matrix"-inspired flick.
Also trying to be scary is "Cold Creek Manor," a thriller about a couple of homeowners played by Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone who discover dark secrets in their new dwelling. Curse that real estate agent.
Cuba Gooding Jr. actually makes a movie that doesn't suck with "The Fighting Temptations," a sentimental crowd pleaser about a New York ad exec who must lead a Southern gospel choir to victory.
And finally there's "Anything Else," Woody Allen's latest romantic comedy. This time "American Pie" actor Jason Biggs does his best impression of the Woodman, portraying a New York writer in love with a goofy actress played by Christina Ricci.