Star Trek Solo Control (Weekly Links)

My reviews from the Herald this week.

startrekStar Trek. “A single-eyebrow lift.”

Next Day Air. “Agreeably foggy.”

The Limits of Control. “A cool blank.”

Goodbye Solo. “Supposedly disdaining Hollywood conventions.”

24 City. “Pondering displacement.”

Lymelife. “Angst is growing like weeds.”

Movie Diary 5/5/2009

Next Day Air (Benny Boom, 2009). Amongst Guy Ritchie knock-offs, this must be one of the more respectable efforts, including anything Guy Ritchie has done since Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. The movie looks awful (sorry, Mr. Boom), but the deft actors hit some great herb-fueled rhythms in the many dialogue scenes: Donald Faison, Mike Epps, Wood Harris, and Mos Def among them. Yasmin Deliz will be heard from in future, too.  (full review 5/8)