THE JEWEL OF THE NILE: The Boat Blew Up

The Jewel of the Nile (1985) – Directed by Lewis Teague – Starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Spiros Foc├ís, Holland Taylor, and Avner Eisenberg. Ugh. What was so fun and refreshing a year earlier in ROMANCING THE STONE is now tired, unimaginative, and a chore to watch. There are flashes of the good…

ROMANCING THE STONE: I Ain’t Cheap, But I Can Be Had

Romancing the Stone (1985) – Directed by Robert Zemeckis – Starring Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas, Danny DeVito, Alfonso Arau, Manuel Ojeda, Holland Taylor, Mary Ellen Trainor, and Ted White. Maybe ROMANCING THE STONE was a bigger influence on me than I ever realized. I always liked the film, even if it wasn’t ever a movie…

BATMAN RETURNS: Sickos Never Scare Me. At Least They’re Committed.

Batman Returns (1992) – Directed by Tim Burton – Starring Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito, Christopher Walken, Michael Gough, Michael Murphy, Pat Hingle, Vincent Schiavelli, Diane Salinger, and Paul Reubens. “For much of my life, I lived under the myth that record labels were inherently evil. I was ceaselessly reminded that corporate forces stopped…