By ALI NADERZAD - July 20, 2010We live in strange times. A red-haired thirtysomething British man with the face of a Roman consul is beating all B.O expectations with his latest cerebral action drama, and Jerry Bruckheimer, our clean-cut and celebrated big-shot producer who survived his partnership with Don Simpson and lined up one hit after monstrous hit since is in trouble, spelled out to the ... more >

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

New Bruckheimer production goes over like a lead balloon
Jay Baruchel and Alfred Molina
Directed by Jon Turtletaub

Most Jerry Bruckheimer productions aren’t exactly plot-driven but “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” is one of the few in which even the excitement seems flacid. But then again, maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised; it is adapting a feature-length movie from a ten-minute segment of “Fantasia.” Rushed together without the slightest bit of imagination, wit, or much in the way that entertains at all, this ... more >