for October 12
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age

    Cate Blanchett is Elizabeth the first once again in a stunning period drama.
  • We Own the Night

    Robert Duvall, Mark Wahlberg, and Joaquin Phoenix in a multi–generational crime story
  • The Final Season

    A based–on fact baseball story.
  • 1. Evan Almighty

    The popular opinion is that Steve Carrell from The Office can do no wrong. But people are easily blinded by promotion. This film, in which Carrell plays his newscaster character from Bruce Almighty, really isn´t that good. Some slapstick moments are okay as his character, a TV news anchor who is called by God to build an Ark, are okay, but the general premise is unbelievable and somewhat tedious. Rated PG.

  • 2. Reign Over Me

    The title is from a single by “The Who”, Adam Sandler looks like Bob Dylan from the Blonde on Blonde album, and Don Cheadle is difficult to believe as a guy who teams up with an old friend who lost his wife on 9/11... this is a good rental, but on the big–screen, really wasn´t worth the ride. It´s a fine rental though, although you know from the beginning that no good can come from any of this. Rated 14A.

  • 3. Surf´s Up

    If you´re a movie producer these days, you know that you just can´t go wrong with penguins. Here, in "mockumentary" style, we follow the story of Cody Maverick, an Antarctic penguin who is, in his heart, a surfer dude. Very clever script with some good laughs that will go over the heads of many viewers under a certain age makes this one work well for kids and for their parent. Rated G.

  • Rick´s Pick: Surf´s Up

    There are some tongue–in–cheek references to "Happy Feet" a competing animated penguin movie. Jeff Bridges (voice) is great as "Big Z" a legendary surfer.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
If you want to see an Ark movie, forget Evan Almighty, and go for the best. Remember, 26 years ago, there was no CGI, so the snakes that you see are all real... except for the ones that are actually garden hoses – Speilberg needed more snakes than he could find, CGI hadn´t been invented yet, so it was off to the hardware store. And how do you think Nick Nolte feels today about turning down the Indiana Jones role?
  • The Heartbreak Kid

    A Farrelly Brothers remake of a 1972 Neil Simon story, directed first time around by Elaine May, and starring Charles Grodin and Cybill Shepherd, this one has Ben Stiller in the title role, and is far more mean–spirited than the original.
  • The Seeker: The Dark is Rising

    Predating Harry Potter by several years, Susan Cooper´s fantasy series makes a good yarn for those who like such things as Potter and Lord of the Rings.