News for Oct. 22, 2006

Jack Black: leading hombre

10/22/06, 11:21 am EST - Xoanon

Say what you want about Jack Black. Few, if any, leading men in movies are as willing to abase themselves on camera with such garish high spirits. Something in Black's agitated swagger and warped seemliness appeals to the insolent slob in all of us and makes "Nacho Libre" a plausible star vehicle. Black cloaks his characteristic manic quirks behind a faux-Mexican accent and a doofus haze as Nacho, a sweet-natured dolt who dreams of being a wrestling champ, but must settle for making dreary bean soup for monastery orphans. [More]