NEW YORK – Jodie Foster, Robin Williams, clocks that stop time and Dennis Quaid in the last inning glow of The Foxlight.
Remind me never to break into Jodie Foster's house. Her new foster home has something called a Panic Room. It's kind of an upstairs bomb shelter just in case cranky Jehovah's Witnesses come calling — or in this case, some bad guys trying to rob her. Forest Whitaker, Jared Leto and Dwight Yoakum are causing the panic in this first-rate four story thriller that should do wonders for doorman buildings.
Next, Robin Williams is turning the lights out in his comedy repertoire because this is about as dark as it gets. Death to Smoochy gives us the raw reptilian underbelly of children's programming. And it makes Krusty and Sideshow Bob look like The Pope and Mother Teresa. Williams is a down on his luck and unemployed former star who looks like he'd strangle Patch Adams if he ever met him. Hey, there's the sequel.
Ever wish you could stop time? Well the kids in Clockstoppers are doing it and they're nowhere near a mid-life crisis, and now everyone is after them. I admit the trailer has me thinking this is above average kid's stuff. Now if my fake Rolex could just do this. It just stops.
Finally, Dennis Quaid needs to become famous for something these days besides breaking up with Meg, and The Rookie could just be ninth inning curveball his career needs. He's a little league coach who tries out for the majors. Will this strike out or strike a chord with audiences?