NEW YORK – In today's Foxlight: Late August is generally a time when Hollywood studios dump movies, and this week is no different, with four films crowding theaters nationwide.
Sony Pictures pumps out horror flick "Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid." (search) As the New York Post pointed out, why do a sequel to a bad Jennifer Lopez movie?
Paramount has the alleged thriller "Suspect Zero" (search), with Sir Ben Kingsley and Aaron Eckhart. Zero is the number of stars most reviews are giving it. OK, that's a stretch. But it's strictly a paycheck for Sir Ben.
Also new -- kiddie movie "SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2." (search) It only sounds smart, according to most critics.
So why not catch up on some of the good summer movies you may have missed? I still think "The Bourne Supremacy" (search) is one of the best of the popcorn pack. Matt Damon doesn't look like he misses Ben Affleck at all. Only the otherwise terrific Joan Allen seems out of place here.
I thoroughly enjoyed the only slightly overrated "Collateral" (search) with a winning performance by Jamie Foxx, who just gets better and better and will probably get an Oscar nomination for his upcoming Ray Charles bio-pic.
Finally, I know I've been singing the praises of "Napoleon Dynamite" (search) all summer, but I'm not alone. It's making money. And word of more than just my mouth is getting around.