September 2, 2005

"Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang"

Early movie hype: "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang," with Robert Downey Jr. as an ineffectual thief turned actor who stumbles into trying to solve a murder mystery derived from every famous Los Angeles detective story from Raymond Chandler's great "Farewell, My Lovely" through "Chinatown," "Lethal Weapon," and "LA Confidential," is the "Big Lebowski" of this decade. And that's high praise indeed.

They've pushed the rollout back to late October, probably to boost Downey's Best Actor chances, although the Academy doesn't give comedies much respect.

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