for May 11
  • 28 Weeks Later

    A sequel to 28 Days Later that further explores the plague that turned people into zombies. 
  • Georgia Rule

    A Trio of actresses work on a picture with friction at every turn – Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, directed by Garry Marshall.

  • The Ex

    Zach Braff (Scrubs) and Amanda Peet in a romantic comedy

  • 1. Music and Lyrics

    Hugh Grant stars as an Andrew Ridgley-like character (the less successful half of “Wham”) who is now a faded ‘80s pop star doing county fairs and seniors homes, who gets a shot at writing a hit song for an up-and-coming artist.  The problem:  the music comes easily, but the lyrics do not.  Enter Drew Barrymore who waters the plants in his apartment building … and who just happens to be good with song words.  Lots of fun, a good romantic comedy.  Rated PG.

  • 2. Because I Said So

    Diane Keaton is a mom who just can’t stop meddling in the lives of her adult daughters, and who tries fixing one up with the right guy.  She has some guy problems herself. Has some good moments, but it’s an uneven and sometimes downright dull movie.  Mandy Moore and Piper Perabo co-star, but nothing really helps. Rated PG.

  • 3. Catch and Release

    This movie has it all – great star in Jennifer Garner (Alias), beautiful Southern BC locations, and a surprisingly good performance by Kevin Smith.  Missing is a story that makes sense, and that hurts the movie making it beyond redemption.  Garner’s character is preparing for her wedding and learns that her fiancé has been killed in an accident.  And this is a comedy!  Didn’t work for me!  Rated PG.

  • Rick's Pick: Music and Lyrics

    Hugh Grant learned how to play piano and to sing for this film, and actually, in the big concert finale, did both himself.  On looking at the rushes later, and hearing how terrible he was, he chose to use prerecorded music tracks instead.

That Thing You Do (1996)
11 years old is enough to qualify as a classic of the Music and Lyrics genre.  This film is a Tom Hanks production about a 60s garage band that becomes a one-hit wonder.  It features some great performances and surprisingly good music.  Adam Schlesinger who was bassist for Fountains of Wayne wrote the title song … and he did the same for Music and Lyrics.
  • Spiderman 3

    Toby McGuire and the entire gang are back in a special-effects-laden buffet that has everything on the table you could possibly imagine – 3 villains, action, romance, and high adventure.  While a little over-the-top, it is certainly an entertaining three hours.
  • Lucky You

    Eric Bana in a romantic drama with Drew Barrymore that really goes nowhere.