NEW YORK – The "Bourne Identity," "Against the Ropes," "The Dreamers," "Agent Cody Banks" and "Never Die Alone" are new on DVD in today's Foxlight.
I liked "The Bourne Identity" (search) a lot, and so did audiences. The next installment is coming this summer, with Matt Damon as amnesia-addled super agent Jason Bourne. That makes this week a good time to catch up with "Identity," new on DVD. Solid action, according to most critics. This is a "Bourne" winner.
Next, "Against the Ropes" (search) kind of describes post-pixie Meg Ryan. She's a fight promoter trying to get Omar Epps to the big time. Didn't Barbra Streisand also make a dreadful movie with this losing premise? Meg, first "In the Cut" and now this. Next pitch going to be a hit, a ball or strike three?
Bertolucci's "The Dreamers" (search) isn't as sexy as you've heard and it's awfully pretentious, but the tale of a young threesome in Paris circa the late '60s is beautiful to look at and has a couple of great scenes with other movies in it. Worth a rental but not for the kids.
"Agent Cody Banks" (search) is back and in London although for the life of me, I can't imagine why anyone would care. Frankie, cash the checks but invest wisely.
Finally, dreamteam DMX and David Arquette tell us to "Never Die Alone." (search) Roger Ebert liked it but honestly, what doesn't he like?