Today we have two movies opening, both based on books (one good, one...yikes).
First up, another heroic journalist tale! I'm a sucker for those. But The Soloist, based on the nonfiction book by LA Times columnist Steve Lopez, is not the maudlin mess I feared it would be. Plus: Robert Downey Jr., whom I will love for all eternity just for his role in Natural Born Killers. (For the record, Jamie Foxx is pretty good, too.)
Click here to read my review of The Soloist.
And then there's The Informers, based on Bret Easton Ellis' novel of excess in the '80s. What, you say? Rich people in Southern California were drug-addled, morally bankrupt whores back then? I know, I know. It's a revolutionary concept.
Check out my review of The Informers, if you dare.