25 September 2006

Not only has this been a lousy year for movies, but it's been an especially lousy year for movie titles. I'll give The Illusionist and The Descent a free pass here, but I defy anyone to remember the difference between The Sentinel, The Guardian, and The Protector. (I know that one has Kiefer Sutherland, one has Kevin Costner, and one has Tony Jaa and some elephants, but otherwise, I'm stumped.) There's also The Proposition, The Covenant, The Promise and The Wild, not to mention the remake of The Omen. (Is Hollywood running out of nouns?) Over the next few months, we've got The Departed, The Prestige, The Fountain, The Queen, The Marine, The Return, The Reaping, The Bridge, The Motel, The Hoax, The Italian, The Zodiac, The Namesake, and The Quiet. And not one of these movies, alas, stars The Rock.

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