for July 06
  • Transformers

    Director Michael Bay give us more than meets the eye as earth battles space robots
  • License to Wed

    Robin Williams is a minister who has a very unusual prenuptial course.
  • 1. Journey to the Edge of Night

    An unusual job choice for actor Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) who plays the bad guy here in a made-in-Brazil film, a gritty crime drama with few professional actors and very little polish.  The story is solid though, despite the rather jarring look and feel of this film.  Rated 14A.

  • 2. Driving Lessons

    Harry Potter’s Rupert Grint (Ronald Weasley) takes on a more grown-up role here in a coming-of-age movie in which a teenage boy grows up, literally over his mother’s dead body.  Made in Britain, it also stars Julie Walters and Laura Linney.  Not everyone’s cuppa tea for sure, but an interesting enough film given the casting. Rated PG.

  • 3. The Lost Room

    Out for a few weeks now, this one slipped under the radar, but if you like a really, really great sci-fi mind-bender kind of theme, this is it!  A police detective comes into possession of a very unusual motel room key … it opens any door anywhere, but always opens into motel room outside of Gallup, New Mexico in the early 1960s.  When the cop’s little girl is lost in the room – she disappears – the real story begins.  Astonishing, thought-provoking, and splendid!!  Rated PG.

  • Rick's Pick: The Lost Room

    Set lots of time aside for this … it’s actually a five-hour miniseries that aired on Sci-Fi in the States and on Space, the Imaginations Station here.

Jaws (1975)
In the summer of ’75 we were afraid to go into the water.  Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw starred in Steven Spielberg’s now-classic film of a great white shark which terrorizes Amity.  Rent the DVD with the “Making Of” extras and see the preparation and shooting of the bloodiest and most violent shark attack which was cut from the final print because it was too graphic.
  • Sicko

    Michael Moore’s best documentary yet looks at American health care and spends some very good time in Canada … makes us look pretty darned good!!
  • Evening

    As a mother lays on her deathbed and her daughters hold vigil, details of mom’s past come out in shocking revelations.  An outstanding love story!
  • Ratatouille

    Rat animation from Pixar in a tale that the kids just loved … and adults thought so too!