NEW YORK – "The Whole Ten Yards," "Ella Enchanted" and "The Alamo" hit theaters this weekend in today's Foxlight.
Cast members say Bruce Willis walked around the set of "The Whole Ten Yards" (search) buck, stark, totally and completely naked. He shows his behind in the movie but not his "Willis." Co-star Kevin Pollack says it was all a little unnerving but oddly arousing. Hmmm. If only the movie was that funny, according to most critics. Please guys, no "Whole Eleven Yards," OK? When is Matthew Perry going to get a great movie role where he can play someone besides Chandler?
Miramax honcho Harvey Weinstein says he made "Ella Enchanted" (search) to show his kids he really does make movies. They've been too young for most Miramax fare. Some critics love the fractured fairy tale. Joel Siegel calls it "'Shrek' meets 'The Princess Bride.'" Others say it has the stuff to get to the ball but then drops the ball.
Finally, forget "The Alamo." (search) New York Times calls it "oppressively solemn" and "a mythic last stand stripped of fantasy." Billy Bob Thornton fares best as Davey Crockett, according to most reviews. But what happened to Dennis Quaid as Sam Houston? Most of his part has been forgotten as well. This is the project child star-turned-director Ron Howard walked away from. Opie was no dopey this time.