Tag Archives: David Duchovny

Anton Yelchin Would’ve Been a Perfect Mr. Mercedes

Yesterday’s news of Anton Yelchin being found dead outside his home, crushed by his car in a freak accident, was quite a shock. I remember seeing Yelchin in David Duchovny’s directing debut House of D a decade ago, thinking this kid is the stand-out of the movie, even though Robin Williams had a showier role. In … Continue reading Anton Yelchin Would’ve Been a Perfect Mr. Mercedes

Highlights of Comic-Con 2013

This year’s Comic-Con in San Diego is over, and as always it’s been a treat. I’m not going to pretend that I was there. I wish I were, but the thing is in this day and age you can enjoy the feast even if you’re thousands of miles away. The past few days have offered … Continue reading Highlights of Comic-Con 2013

The X Files: I Want to Believe

BELIEVE AGAIN. When an FBI agent is kidnapped, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson) are consulted by the Bureau; the only clue is a disgraced priest (Billy Connolly) with psychic abilities. Ten years after the first film, the stars were reunited with the original show’s creator for the production of a sequel that was shrouded … Continue reading The X Files: I Want to Believe

Things We Lost in the Fire

HOPE COMES WITH LETTING GO.   When Audrey’s (Halle Berry) husband Brian (David Duchovny) is murdered, she becomes closer to his best friend (Benicio Del Toro), a screwed-up drug addict. Director Susanne Bier’s first American film is another display of her knack for emotional dramas where people’s lives fall apart; the script shows similarities between the … Continue reading Things We Lost in the Fire

Zoolander

3 % BODY FAT. 1 % BRAIN ACTIVITY. A fashion designer (Will Ferrell) plans to brainwash the dumbest male model around, which happens to be Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller), into assassinating a prime minister threatening to close down the designer’s business. That’s the stupid story of this “frat pack” comedy, but funny it still is, … Continue reading Zoolander

House of D

SEE THE WORLD A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY. An American (David Duchovny) in Paris tells his wife what it was like growing up in Greenwich Village and hanging out with a retarded man (Robin Williams). Duchovny’s semi-autobiographical directing debut is a sweet story that depends almost entirely on its actors. Anton Yelchin is excellent as the 13-year-old; … Continue reading House of D

The X Files

FIGHT THE FUTURE. FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) try to find out why several fire fighters and a boy were placed inside a federal building that subsequently exploded. This movie materialized after the fifth season of the popular TV show about aliens and governmental conspiracies. Its creator, Chris Carter, delivers answers … Continue reading The X Files