NEW YORK – "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow," "Wimbledon" and "Mr. 3000" hit theaters this weekend in today's Foxlight.
I've seen the future and it's 1939. Kids may wonder what happened to all the color, but everyone else should be impressed with the visual mastery of "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow." (search) Everything in this movie is computer generated except for the actors, and I'm still not sure about Angelina Jolie. Stars Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow look as good as the sets. And they claim it's theatrical to act with only a blue screen.
Next, "Wimbledon" (search) serves up an ace of a comedy, according to The Wall Street Journal. All the critics like Paul Bettany as a tennis bum who gets the rush from Kirsten Dunst. Bettany says Dunst's been acting since she was a fetus, so she's comfortable on camera. New York Times likes the more clever than average dialogue, but everyone agrees there are no surprises served up.
Finally, Bernie Mac swings and misses as "Mr. 3000," (search) according to USA Today. But others say Mac and Angela Bassett are terrific, and point out the cutesy commercials don't due justice to the edgy nature of the flick about a washed-up ballplayer who has to come back to hit three more homeruns. As Mac would say, "America, go to this movie and decide."