for September 28
  • The Kingdom

    Jamie Foxx in a story of terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia.
  • The Game Plan

    The Rock is a star quarterback who learns about a seven–year–old girl he didn´t know he had.
  • 1. Knocked Up

    Vancouver´s Seth Rogan is the star in this box office giant that set summertime records about a slacker who impregnates a woman, many, many places above his station, and tries to do the right thing. Although critically acclaimed and very funny, it didn´t work for me – I saw it as mean´spirited and a little too crude for my taste. Don´t listen to me though – most people loved this film! The DVD version is “Unrated”... and I don’´t mean that in a good way!

  • 2. Next

    Jack Bauer wasn´t available, so Nicolas Cage´s character Cris Johnson has to save Los Angeles from terrorists with a nuclear device. His trick is that he can see into the future, but only a few minutes at a time. Tired of scientists picking and probing him as a kid, he now lives and performs in Las Vegas, staying under the radar until the government comes knocking. I liked this film – found the into–the–future aspect intriguing, and enjoyed Cage, Julianne Moore, and Jessica Biel. Rated 14A.

  • 3. Bug

    Harry Connick, Jr. is as sleazy as they come in this ugly, ugly film in which Ashley Judd is slowly drawn into an either real or imagined world in which she believes that the government or some secret agency, has placed hundreds of insects under he skin. Based on a play, the performances are fine, but the subject matter is awful, and so is the execution. Didn´t like it, can´t recommend it. Rated 18A.

  • Rick´s Pick: Next

    No one plays a desperate loner better than Cage, and the sci–fi aspect, despite the tired plot (terrorists with a bomb) make this one worthwhile.

North by Northwest (1959)
Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint are excellent in this spy–thriller based on an actual WWII event that inspired the movie. Watch for director Alfred Hitchcock during the opening credits as a man who tries to get on a New York City bus but misses it.
  • Resident Evil: Extinction

    I like the Resident Evil series, so this third installment worked well for me – great action, high body count.
  • In the Valley of Elah

    Tommy Lee Jones and Charilze Theron are superb in this tale of a murder investigation of an Iraq war veteran scripted by Canada´s Paul Haggis – a superb film at every level.
  • Good Luck Chuck

    A throwaway sex comedy.
  • Sydney White

    An oddball retelling of the Snow White story.