for October 5
  • The Heartbreak Kid

    Ben Stiller in a remake of a Neil Simon original.
  • Seeker: The Dark is Rising

    Sorcery and time travel in an action–adventure that spans all of time.
  • The Jane Austin Book Club

    Book club members learn that they are living out the Jane Austin story in their day–to–day lives.
  • 1. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

    Easily the best Fantastic Four movie to date, the special effects surrounding the Surfer are great... he´s an emissary from a planet–eating being with Earth in its sights for it´s next big meal and wreaks havoc as he prepares the planet for a big dinner. Filmed in Vancouver, the usual cast members appear, with a better story than before. Rated PG.

  • 2. 1408

    John Cusack is a writer who debunks ghost stories for a living, and pokes holes in hotel and old inn hauntings... but things change when he stays in room 1408, a place where, according to the desk clerk at the hotel, "nobody lasts more than two hours." Based on a Stephen King short story, this one has all the chills you could ask for, and an intelligent story to boot – and it wasn´t even supposed to have been a complete story as King used the first few pages as an example to writing students as to how to edit... but it took on a life of its own and became a complete story. Rated 14A.

  • 3. Severance

    A horror story that you didn´t see in theatres takes a group of corporate team–builders and places them in an environment where one dies, then another – all in the most horrific way. Sort of like a far more gruesome Ten Little Indians. Rated 18A.

  • Rick´s Pick: 1408

    I like the way Stephen King takes an ordinary place (a hotel room) and makes it into a place of stark terror. Well–plotted, very well played!

Carrie (1976)
Another Stephen King short story brought to the big screen – the very first one actually... watch for a young John Travolta here, as well as a great performance by Sissy Spacek.
  • The Kingdom

    Outstanding insight into Arab–American relations in this Jamie Foxx/Jennifer Garner action–thriller.
  • The Game Plan

    The Rock is a good sport –does ballet– but the film is stolen by nine–year–old Madison Pettis as the little girl whose dad is The Rock.
  • Shake Hands with the Devil

    Don´t miss this dramatization of Romeo D´allaire´s superb book on the Rwandan genocide.