Filmbust: Taking Lives

fb-taking-lives.jpgFor some time, I’ve admired the ability of movie critics to come up with new ways to dis films and those responsible for them week after week. A clear heavyweight in this category has to be the Washington City Paper, which never fails to creatively slam everything under the sun. So, I’ve decided to try out a new feature that periodically highlights some of the more creative smacks in the face to film at the hands of heartless critics: Filmbust. Without further ado…

On Taking Lives:

Oh dear. Angelina Jolie’s made another bad film. Is it too soon to give up on her yet?… [S]he has that Oscar, you know, the gold statue that occasionally correlates to genuine acting talent. But sadly, there’s also Life or Something Like It. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. Beyond Borders. Gone in 60 Seconds. It’s beginning to seem as though large breasts and a willingness to flaunt them are the only attributes that separate Ms. Jolie from, say, Cuba Gooding Jr.     — Luke Thompson, New Times

Ouch. Leave poor Cuba out of this. :-(
Film fans seem to agree with the critics, though, since Ms. Voight’s latest didn’t even make its money back. One might begin to think that her 15 minutes are up and, if the box office slide continues, that might not be far from the truth.

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