My daughter taped "Dangerous Minds," the mid-1990s school saga with Michelle Pfeiffer. Seen this story in other movies a dozen times (and done better), and who actually thought Pfeiffer was well-cast for this? Once again, the "kids" all look 28 years old.
Then there's "The Good Shepherd," the recent DeNiro film that was so slow and dull it could put a nation to sleep. Zap me with a Taser, it was plodding. And Matt Damon wins the prize for character with absolutely no charisma or personality. I only watched it because another offspring of mine ordered it on PPV and (no surprise) fell asleep while watching it.