Thursday, March 28, 2002
The Buzz: "Death to Smoochy" & "Panic Room"
Two oscar winners, two very different movies. Robin Williams goes from riches to rags in the dark comedy "Death to Smoochy."
What's it about? we'll let Robin explain as only he can.
Robin says, "A dark children's comedy it's the dark version of a teletubby if you wanna go that way barney bad boy.."
Williams plays rainbow randolph smiley a larger than life host of a kiddie t-v show who gets the boot for taking bribes.
"Hey it's smoochy come one..."
When he's replaced by Smoochy, played by Edward Norton, he plots his revenge.
Actress Catherine Keener and Danny Devito, who also directs the movie, round out the cast.
It's called a panic room.
Looking for a little suspense head into the panic room with Academy Award winner Jodie Foster.
When burglars break into their New York mansion Foster's character, along with her daughter, head for safety into the house's panic room.
"Take what you want and get out of my house..."
Problem is the burglars want what's in the room.
"It starts out as a very calm film and as each character gets more desperate they start making crazy and foolish decisions.."
"What are they doing...they're locking us in... then name of movie.."
That one looks scary.
Both these films open Friday.
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