NEW YORK – "The Day After Tomorrow," "Raising Helen," "Gothika" and "Breakin' All the Rules" are new on DVD in today's Foxlight.
Hey, there's just been an enormous polar snow shower that's covered North America. Would you A.) Light a fire and pour a large brandy? B.) Pray for an early spring or C.) Walk from Washington, D.C., to New York? If you're Dennis Quaid, you picked "C," and that was just one of the problems in "The Day After Tomorrow." (search) Now on DVD it should look even less impressive. But as comedy, it's a lot better than Jimmy Fallon and Queen Latifah's new movie, "Taxi."
Next, a movie so bad even a giggly Kate Hudson and some sort-of cute kids can't save it. This is "Raising Helen," (search) and the amazing thing is that audiences didn't leave theaters in diabetic shock. Don't be fooled by a few passingly amusing moments in trailers and commercials — that's all director Garry Marshall has got.
Next, do we really need a special edition of "Gothika?" (search) This film doesn't need alternate endings. It needs alternate beginnings and middles too.
Finally, Jamie Foxx is going to have to start living down things like "Breakin' All the Rules" (search) once he wins an Oscar for "Ray." Until then, it is kind of fun to see some of the stuff he had to make before they discovered he's really a major star.