...unless, as its disasterous New York premiere would indicate, the film is cursed. After a torrential downpour delayed the Liberty Island-set festivites for more than an hour, the projector broke ten minutes in. Finally (horror of all horrors) Jessica Alba had to ride a regular boat with regular people.
Dreamworks has bought a script by Allen Loeb, called Things We Lost in the Fire, for Sam Mendes to produce.
Brian Lowery says, "Wedding Crashers' real secret is that despite
flashes of nudity, crudity and mockery of women's raging hormones at
the first sight of a trousseau, at its core it's just a big pushover
with the heart of a chick flick."
Meanwhile, Joe Leydon isn't surprised that "Fantastic Four plays like a typical "genesis story" designed to kick off a potential franchise." Plus, "there is a rushed and slipshod feel to large
swaths of pic, along with tell-tale signs of last-minute reshooting,
recutting and rethinking."