It's an only-in-Hollywood coincidence of the kind that brought moviegoers two Truman Capote biopics, two magician fantasies, and two first-daughter frolics within months of each other. Paul Blart: Mall Cop is, incredibly, one of two shopping-center security comedies slated for release this year.
Based on the best-selling memoir by John Grogan, a former columnist for The Inquirer, Marley & Me operates on the assumption that happiness is a warm tongue bath. Those who endorse this belief will enjoy this shaggy dog story.
Marley is both a tale about a nappy canine and a long-winded yarn in which nothing - and everything - happens.
Carrie Rickey was born in L.A. around the time the Jennifer Jones/Laurence Olivier movie Carrie hit screens. Hence her name. Since then she's seen more than 12,000 films without losing her love of movies -- or wordplay. But don't envy her job too much. She has to sit through the likes of Battlefield Earth just so she can warn you not to.