I've been a fan of Spike Lee -- if not of all of his movies -- for 25 years. And I've found that, more often than not, he's at his best when he's directing someone else's material -- or someone else's story. It's absolutely true of Oldboy.
Hollywood is in the midst of a science-fiction boom, yet few of its sci-fi movies are based on real science. That's a shame, because the scientific discoveries emerging from NASA these days are as exciting as any Hollywood blockbuster.
Last week I viewed the new sci-fi movie Elysium, which is about a large space station that's remarkably similar to Bel Air, orbiting above a Los Angeles that's remarkably similar to... um... Los Angeles.