This being German director Wim Wenders' first English-language film since PARIS, TEXAS, it's a shame the dialogue all sounds as though it's been translated into another language and then back to English. A meditation on violence (which mean it's slow and
rambling) in Hollywood movies, this philosophical thriller is simultaneously painfully pretentious and terrifically silly. Producer Mike Max (Bill Pullman), specialist in bloody blockbusters, receives a mysterious piece of e-mail ("It's classified FBI files," his assistant says helpfully. "400
pages") but he's too busy to read it. The sender, Ray Bering (Gabriel Byrne), is a computer scientist who's building a monu...