NEW YORK – "Twisted" nearly snaps, "Havana Nights" should be put in a corner and Mel Gibson's "Passion" in the Foxlight.
Let me start by saying I think Ashley Judd is one of the most underrated stars in Hollywood. She can make almost anything more than watchable. She proved it a few years ago in a dreadful film called "Someone Like You" with Hugh Jackman and Greg Kinnear. But I'm getting a little fatigued by her constant 'gal in peril' script choices.
Her latest one is called "Twisted." Despite a great cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson and Andy Garcia, this bunch of twists snaps early, according to most critics.
Next, let's head to Cuba. It's illegal, so that will make it fun and a little risky, right? Not exactly. The Associate Press reporter Christy Lemire says it best. "Nobody puts Baby in the corner in 'Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.' For that, you can be thankful."
Lemire says you probably won't have the time of your life watching this totally unnecessary prequel to 'Dirty Dancing.' "And judging by their laughable dialogue, mediocre dancing ability and total lack of chemistry, it doesn't look like stars Diego Luna and Romola Garai are having the time of their lives, either."
None of this is going to stop the Gospel according to Gibson. "The Passion of the Christ" is a bloody hit. If that's what Gibson wanted, he nailed it.