It’s that time of year to use up the packet of movie tickets your Mom gave you last Christmas. For seasonal viewing, the big blockbuster is “The Grinch” and if you’re nostalgic for the 70s, you can go see “Charlie’s Angels.” How about the movie with no musical score, no voiceover, no co-stars and practically no dialogue – “Cast Away” with Tom Hanks as a modern day Robinson Caruso. The movie with buzz is Steven Soderbergh’s “Traffic;” the movie that broke up Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid’s marriage is “Proof of Life;” and, the movie to put you to sleep is Robert Redford’s “The Legend of Bagger Vance.”
Then there are the usual movies adapted from books; this year it’s Edith Wharton’s “House of Mirth” and Cormac McCarthy’s “All the Pretty Horses.” And, of course, the inevitable sequels – “Nutty Professor II,” “Blair Witch 2,” and “102 Dalmations.” The season’s movies, this hour on the Connection.
(Hosted by Christopher Lydon)
Garen Daly, Director of the Dedham Community Playhouse
Critic David Sterritt from the Christian Science Monitor