for October 19
  • 30 Days of Night

    Vampires above the Arctic Circle have a lot of time to work before dawn.
  • Rendition

    Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal in a post 9/11 thriller.
  • Things We Lost In The Fire

    Halle Berry starts over again.
  • Gone Baby Gone

    Ben Affleck directs his brother in a Mystic River version.
  • 1. A Mighty Heart

    An exceptional story based on the book by Mariane Pearl, wife of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl. Angelina Jolie is outstanding as the journalist–wife who tries to follow the trail of her abducted husband through some of the most treacherous areas of the Muslim world in a heart–stopping tale of religion, race, and war. Not particularly strong at the box office (cost $16 million to make, has taken in $14.9 million so far), it´s a film that should be seen by everyone! Rated 14A.

  • 2. Transformers

    Still hot in theatres on the IMAX screen, this outstanding film loses a little of its bite on the small screen, but is still an amazing special effects extravaganza. Interstellar enemies, Deceptacons and Autobots use earth as their battleground. Director Michael Bay has perfectly captured the transformation of mighty robots into ordinary machines, and brings an amazing touch of humanity to them. Shia LaBoeuf stars, but it´s the machines that win your heart! Rated PG.

  • 3. Planet Terror

    This is the other half of the Quentin Tarentino – Robert Rodriguez movie "Grindhouse"... "Death Proof" with Kurt Russell came out three weeks ago, and now it´s Planet Terror about a one–legged dancer out to save the world from crazed zombies. It is designed to look like a ´70s exploitation flick, and comes off well in that regard... but dividing up the DVDs and losing all the fake trailers and ads that populated the full–length movie is a big mistake. Rated 18A.

  • Rick´s Pick: A Mighty Heart

    While every person ought to see Shake Hands with the Devil because of its importance on the world stage, this film is in that category too. Produced by Brad Pitt who saw Mariane Pearl on CNN and became enthralled with the story.

Armageddon (1998)
Michael Bay pays tribute to this film in a few lines of Transformers – good trivia. Bruce Willis is the star in this asteroid–headed–for–earth disaster flick, but it´s now full of great trivia – Peter Stormare and Wlliam Fitchener, on the same side in this film, are on opposite sides in Prison Break. Real space shuttles and settings were used.
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age

    Kate Blanchett as Elizabeth the First again – superb costumes, marvelous story, and superbly acted.
  • We Own The Night

    Good cops ´n´ robbers tale with Mark Walhlberg.
  • Michael Clayton

    An understated George Clooney in a good legal thriller.