for May 25
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    Johnny Depp is back with the entire gang for a grand romp
  • Bug

    Hate bugs?  This horror thriller will get your attention!
  • 1. Apocalypto

    Some of the intensity and creativity of this stunning action film was lost under the cloud of director Mel Gibson’s troubles at the time, but it’s a tremendous story set in the fading days of the Mayan empire.  Historically accurate, it paints a visual picture of a lost society that keeps you on edge every moment.  In the original Mayan dialect with English subtitles, it’s sometimes not easy to watch because of the violence, but it’s always entertaining. Rated 18A.

  • 2. The Good German

    A lot of people were concerned that they didn’t get to see this black-and-white George Clooney WWII drama that looks and feels a lot like Casablanca except for the sex and the language.  It played only in art house theatres and left town early.  You’ll understand why if you rent the DVD.  It’s just not a very good movie … and why try to emulate Casablanca anyway?  Rated 14A.

  • 3. Letters from Iwo Jima

    Clint Eastwood directed this Oscar-winner that is in Japanese with English subtitles and tells the story from the Japanese viewpoint as to how it felt to have the wrath of the US marines and Navy pound the island with bombs and big guns for weeks.  Based on actual letters found after the war – letters written by the doomed soldiers, Eastwood has spun out a story that is gripping, accurate, and again, demonstrates the futility of war. Rated 14A.

  • Rick's Pick: Letters from Iwo Jima

    Shot back-to-back with Flags of our Fathers, this one has you rooting for not the bad guys or the good guys … but rather, just for the humans!

The Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
John Wayne leads the Americans onto the beaches in this one … a good example of just how far movie-making has come.
  • Shrek the Third

    Shrek disappoints in this third outing.  Nothing new, not many laughs … has definitely “jumped the shark.”
  • The Waitress

    Keri Russell is excellent in this tale of pie and pregnancy.