You can all just take a walk

I'm a fan of the original, as a pretty well-structured suspense film, but I never seriously considered seeing Basic Instinct 2. If you did, hopefully Manhola Dargis's review will persuade you otherwise. I can't add any sincere statements to a review of a film I haven't seen, except to say that i believe her.

Instead of seeing the above-mentioned film, Inside Man is recommened, though I refuse to explain why other than saying that it has elements which will appeal to filmgoeres of varying tastes.

Finally, while the Ethicist isn't bad this week (I'm really trying to write about the column again), I'll have some bones to pick tomorrow.