Also New:THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES Why should fictional movie characters be the only ones to have any fun in being placed at the center of madcap "mistaken identity" farces? Here, Napoleon (nicely played by Ian Holm) is dumped into an innocuous comedy in which the French leader switches places with a peasant and discovers romance. 1/2
HUMAN NATURE Being John Malkovich scripter Charlie Kaufman strikes out with this often intolerable oddity about an abnormally hirsute woman (Patricia Arquette), a repressed behaviorist (Tim Robbins) and the ape man (Rhys Ifans, in a wondrous bit of physical comedy) they try to civilize. 1/2
K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER If there's anything to add at this late date to the sub-genre of sub flicks, this film's makers don't even come close to finding it, preferring instead to trot out a creaky vessel that seems stitched together, Frankenstein-style, from past underwater adventures. Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson don shaky Russian accents to star in this half-hearted Mutiny on the Bounty knock-off.