ALICIA KEYS: BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME
Having just suffered through her new movie Smokin’ Aces, we have nothing but sympathy for Alicia Keys in her film debut. How she got her sweet self involved in this testosterone fueled mess of a movie is a mystery. The only women in this movie are hookers and she played the smartest of the lot. You can call it a satire or a comedy, but this movie is SO not funny, SO trite, and SO overacted, that sitting through it is pure torture. Toupeed Jeremy Piven’s out of-this-universe hammy performance (channeling Al Pacino in Scarface) will not soon be forgotten. The plot is all about macho men cursing, posturing, pushing women around, peeing, killing, and talking about each other’s genitalia. Sorry Alicia, but what they say about movies released in January is obviously right.