NEW YORK – "Fahrenheit 9/11," "White Chicks" and "Two Brothers" are the hot tickets this weekend in today's Foxlight.
No matter what you think of the politics of "Fahrenheit 9/11," (search) even the harshest critics acknowledge it's brilliant marketing that takes a page from Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ" playbook. Create controversy, add extra screens, hire extra money trucks and open the vaults. Joel Siegel says for every enemy he makes, Michael Moore sells another 100,000 tickets. Moore offers more info-tainment than journalism, according to some reviews. But fans of his earlier films may be disappointed that there isn't enough of the big fella. The patented sarcastic and even mildly humorous Moore bits are few and far between.
Next, haven't we all looked at Shawn and Marlon Wayans and wondered how they'd look and act as white women? Those dreams have come true in the alleged comedy "White Chicks." (search) One-liners are like: "Your mother is so dumb that she went to Dr. Dre for a pap smear." That took seven screenwriters? Still, Shawn and Marlon have the Hilton sisters down pat. They must have watched a lot of footage of the two. I can think of one Paris video they probably screened a lot.
Finally, something for the whole family: the wonderful "Two Brothers." (search)