We finally got to watching A.i.: Artificial Intelligence. We’re probably the last people alive who haven’t seen it, so I trust you will allow me the indulgence of a few spoilers in the course of my criticism. Let’s start with the big issue: the movie has the most egregious deus ex machina ending I have seen in years of movie-watching. It’s so hideous that it could be used as the canonical example when educating future generations of movie makers in what not to do.

Stuck in development, hopefully

Coming soon to a movie theater near you: PAC-MAN: The Motion Picture. Featuring: Danny DeVito, painted yellow, as Pac Man Rick Moranis, painted red, as “Blinky”, the shadow ghost Robin Williams, painted pink, as “Pinky”, the speedy ghost Alan Cumming, painted blue again, as “Inky”, the bashful ghost Warren Beatty, painted orange, as “Clyde” the pokey ghost With special guest appearance by Jeanene Garofalo as Ms Pac-Man. [OK, so I made up the cast list.