Sunday, January 28, 2007

This Week in Roeper

Apparently our friend Mr. Roeper got this week off because he hasn’t reviewed any of the new releases. It's a sin too as we're left to only imagine what he would have made of a treat like Epic Movie. But just because he didn't take on any of this week's releases doesn't mean he's getting off the hook. So in the interest of helping you feel just a little bit smarter, I went back a couple of weeks to find some new-ish literary gems for the latest edition of This Week in Roeper. Enjoy!
  • Curse of the Golden Flower - “It’s operatic in its feeling and there’s a lot going on here. And there’s murders and betrayals, and affairs that are illicit, and women on horse-back and great fight scenes.”

  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer - “Hated this movie. Hated it.”

  • Miss Potter - “The story really grows on you and it’s very sweet and it’s beautiful to look at.”

  • Pan's Labyrinth - “Del Toro’s made a lot imaginative films. I think this is his masterpiece to date.”

  • The Painted Veil - “Sweeping vistas, period-piece sets, impeccable literary source, a little stolid at times, but ultimately quite impressive.”

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