Flick & Click
EW grades the movies and their tie-in websites
Another Day In Paradise
Movie Grade B+ Website Grade C+
(www.dayinparadise.com) Melanie Griffith and James Woods make lovable thieving druggies in this lowlife drama. But the meager trailer, photos, and production notes online will leave you jonesing for a bigger fix.
At First Sight
Movie Grade C- Website Grade C+
(www.mgm.com/atfirstsight) Mira Sorvino falls for a blind Val Kilmer and gets him an operation that helps him see. So why can’t the Web team see how uninspired their text-only background pages are?
Hilary and Jackie
Movie Grade A- Website Grade B+
(www.octoberfilms.com/hilary-jackie) Not sure if America will appreciate a sad story about a cellist and her sister, but the elegant site sold me with its trailers, downloadable classical tracks, and theater listings.
Movie Grade C- Website Grade B-
(www.asylum.com/indreams) Dark and eerie, both movie and site look great but fail to engage viewers. Think a Nightmare on Elm Street knockoff with a ho-hum online trailer and plot promo. Is Hollywood out of dreams?
Movie Grade B Website Grade B
(www.varsitybluesmovie.com) Formulaic Americana in three flavors: a Dawson’s Creek star for the girls; high school football memories for the boys; cast bios, interviews, postcards, and screensaver for webheads.