Monday, September 20, 2004

DVD: Twisted (2004)

And a new contender for worst movie of the year leaps to the head of the pack. I think I’ll pretend there are two directors named Philip Kaufman. There’s the one who made the sly 1977 version of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS and THE RIGHT STUFF. And the one responsible for this piece of dreck. It’s enough to make you long for the return of Joe Eszterhas. JAGGED EDGE, BASIC INSTINCT, JADE. Now there was a guy who knew how to write a trashy sex thriller set in San Francisco. Kind of. Come back from Ohio, Joe. All is forgiven.

TV: Countdown to the Emmy’s

I don’t mean to get all Eats, Shoots & Leaves here. But the apostrophe in that title – which appeared onscreen before and after every commercial in ABC’s pre-show – should not be there. So much for a good liberal arts education.