for June 8
  • Mr. Brooks

    Kevin Costner plays a baddie – a serial killer who looks … like a normal guy
  • Knocked Up

    From the people who brought you The 40 Year-Old Virgin, this time it’s a slacker who impregnates an upscale girl after a one-night stand
  • Gracie

    A soccer movie set in 1978 about loss and overcoming it.

  • 1. Norbit

    Eddie Murphy plays five different roles in this supposed comedy that focuses on the life of a nerdy loser who marries an enormously fat, mean, and vicious woman.  Comedy?  That’s what passes in Murphy’s world these days.  Inappropriate fat jokes abound and the humour is all base and cheap, not a clever line or sight gag in the bunch.  Parents:  if your kids want to rent this … I’d suggest you sit down and watch with them … and then never let them make a choice without your knowledge again! Rated 14A.

  • 2. Illusion

    Kirk Douglas stars in this independent 2004 film in which he plays a legendary film director on his death bed who gets a visit from the ghost of a long-dead friend who, Marley’s Ghost-like, shows him a vision of his life using three films to do so.  A very unusual film experience, and a movie you likely never saw in a theatre.  Douglas, at age 87, said it was his last film.  Rated 14A.

  • 3. Resistance

    This direct-to-DVD film about a WWII fighter pilot shot down over occupied Belgium has a good cast and an interesting twist of betrayal as those who choose to help the downed pilot are not what they appear to be.  Not bad for a non-theatrical film – Bill Paxton and Julia Ormond star. Rated 14A.

  • Rick's Pick: Hannibal Rising

    Despite the fact that it was critically grilled and bombed at the box office, I found the story here as to how Lecter became Lecter, a gripping and revealing one.

Manhunter (1986)
This was the first of the Hannibal movies – Brian Cox plays Lecter, and William Peterson (CSI) is the FBI specialist on the case.  Interesting, especially when you know how it all ends up!
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    Johnny Depp remains superb in what may be the last of the “Pirates” franchise.  All the villains appear, as well as Keith Richards as Captain Jack Sparrow’s dad.
  • Bug

    If you enjoy a good surprise (along with some horror) this one will fill the bill – Ashley Judd stars, William Friedkin (The Exorcist) directed.