for June 22
  • 1408

    John Cusak in a horror thriller
  • A Mighty Heart

    Angelina Jolie is Mariane Pearl wife of Daniel, the journalist murdered in the Middle East
  • Evan Almighty

    Steve Carrell as a modern-day Noah.

  • 1. Partition

    This beautifully photographed love story only lasted about a week in theatres, which is a shame.  Christine Kreuk (Smallville) is Naseem, a young Muslim woman caught in the conflict in 1947 India when Partition created two separate countries – India and Pakistan.  Jimi Mistry (Gian Singh) is a soldier who leaves the battlefield behind to farm the land, but encounters the fleeing girl and is faced with a crisis of both religion and conflict.  An excellent film!! Rated 14A.

  • 2. Bridge to Terabithia

    Based on the children’s book, this is the story of two pre-teens who create their own world of fantasy and magic in the forest near their home … a warning though … this is a family film that deals with death and loss, and could be viewed as too disturbing or too intense for very young viewers … and I was disappointed myself in the direction it takes and its outcome.  Rated PG.

  • 3. Miss Potter

    Another film that barely registered in theatres, this one stars Renee Zellweger as Beatrix Potter, the author who created Peter Rabbit, She published 23 titles in all, but had a very odd and unhappy life, having been rejected from her chosen field, botany, because she was female.  Her animal creations were the result of a sort of fantasy life she lived with the little pets she smuggled into her home where she was forced to work as housekeeper to her parents. Rated G.

  • Rick's Pick: Partition

    Filmed in part in the Fraser Valley, director Vic Sarin has painted an exceptional portrait of a time that is forgotten by many in the North American culture, but which has a profound effect on those in South Asia to this day.

Three Days of the Condor (1975)
If you want a serious spy movie with more action than you can handle, this Robert Redford vehicle fills the bill – there is an average of one different camera shot every 5.8 seconds, which is why it moves along so fast.
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

    This second in a series of FF films is all style and little substance, although the Surfer special effects are great – looks like Robert Patrick’s T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
  • Nancy Drew

    an excellent family film that adults will like too – and Emma Roberts is certainly her aunt’s niece!