NEW YORK – "Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" is beyond bad, "Sinbad" is worth a look and bah humbug for "The Santa Clause 2" in today's Foxlight.
What was the only Angelina Jolie (search) movie this year worse than "Beyond Borders?" It's the video game that doesn't even look like it would make a decent video game called "Lara Croft "Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life." There is one amazing stunt that has two people flying. Other than that, the only redeeming quality is that she gives most of her jumbo-sized paychecks to charity. If I sound too hard on her, it's because she was great in things like "Gia" and "Girl Interrupted." These days it's quality interrupted.
Next, forget the lousy box office. "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas" (search) is a great action ride. The fact that it's done the old-fashioned animation way probably hurt it. But give it a whirl new on video this week. It's nice to at least hear Brad Pitt working these days.
Finally, just in time for the holidays but almost unwatchable, Tim "I Need Career Improvement" Allen is back in "The Santa Clause 2," (search) which should be called "The Santa Clause 2, Audience Zero." Sorry Tim. Call me.