A Perfect Getaway

Our Milla who art heavenly onscreen, hallowed be thy name.

Playing one half of a vacationing couple who find trouble in paradise (always-welcome Steve Zahn is her significant other), Miss Jovovich elevates a decent B-movie to a strong B+.

There are significant twists and turns among the flora and fauna, as a string of murders turn a Hawaiian honeymoon into prime fodder for an episode of Dateline.

Three couples warily circle one another, with the supporting cast including a pre-Thor Chris Hemsworth, and writer/director David Twohy spins an intriguing tale of deception.

Of course, you had me at … Milla Jovovich.

The Fifth Element

“Big ba-da boom!”

Things frequently explode in an adrenaline-fueled eyeball-blaster of a sci-fi film, a movie I irrationally love.

Lay back on the couch, and catch a wave of pure bliss watching Milla Jovovich, God’s gift to cinema, save the universe from pure Evil, doing so with a flurry of fisticuffs while wearing a giant stretchy bandaid.

The biggest star to give me an autographed photo, her 40-film career has included blockbusters (Zoolander, Resident Evil) and unsung gems (Stone, A Perfect Getaway).

But nothing matches this giddy celebration to beautiful excess.

The Fifth Element, like its star, is freakin’ sublime.