Another dismal weekend where I stayed home and read and watched TV.
The weekend’s box office winner, but otherwise a flop, is Inferno (44) the third in the Tom Hanks/Ron Howard adaptations of Dan Brown’s thrillers. Fortunately for all concerned Brown hasn’t written any more Robert Langdon books. If he does, I imagine it will go to TV with a whole new creative team. David Edelstein: “Tom Hanks takes his art down a peg with another paycheck performance as the dramatic cipher Robert Langdon in Inferno, Ron Howard’s mostly lame adaptation of Dan Brown’s wholly lame novel.”
For someone who has to go out to the movies, a few theaters are offering a double feature of The Godfather (100) and The Godfather, Part II (80), which is a long sit but at least you’ll know how to make tomato sauce for a lot of guys and to leave the gun and take the cannolis.