Todd McCarthy near-rapturously reviews Memoirs of a Geisha. "Rob Marshall follows his smash Chicago debut
with a consummate piece of traditional studio craftsmanship that
bespeaks fastidious planning and execution in all departments." he writes. "From a
filmmaking point of view, this is a work that the old Hollywood moguls
themselves would have been proud to present."
According to Joe Leydon, Yours, Mine, Ours, the remake of the old Lucille Ball film, is "generally pleasant family-friendly fare", but it'll have to work fast – Cheaper By the Dozen II another movie about a family with way too many children, comes out in three weeks.
Warner Home Video has just the thing for Sydney Lumet freaks – if they don't mind waiting three months. The distributor is releasing two-disc special editions of Network and Dog Day Afternoon on February 28.