Unfortunately Cube 2 comes off as a rather tepid and needless retread of the somewhat clever original, in which a group of strangers find themselves trapped inside a giant network of interlocked, identical cubes, fighting with numerous booby traps and among themselves to try to find a way out. It's all shot on one, very plain set, and with completely unknown actors.
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Unbeknownst to this critic, there existed in 2003 a Sci-Fi Channel TV series called Tracker, starring Adrian Paul (Highlander: the Series) as the titular tracker of aliens, Cole. Apparently the series didn't last more than a season, but it produced enough material that someone got the bright idea of editing a bunch of episodes together into a feature-length film. And it shows.
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American Psycho (based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel) was a satire of 1980s yuppie materialism, represented by Patrick Bateman (a brilliant Christian Bale) who kills prostitutes and homeless men to establish his social power but also kills a co-worker so he can have the best-looking business card in the office. Director Mary Harron also showed, as Ellis keenly did, that being a greedy overachiever makes you just like everybody else. Stripped of basic emotions and possessed by his possessions and status, a man doesn't really exist.
Continue reading: American Psycho II: All American Girl Review
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.