for November 9
  • Fred Claus

    Vince Vaughn is younger brother to Santa Claus (Paul Giamatti) with significant sibling rivalry.
  • P2

    P2 is the parking level from which an abducted woman must escape – or die.
  • Lions for Lambs

    Robert Redford directs and stars in this current events Iraqi war movie – the politics behind it – Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep co–star.
  • 1. I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

    There is no market that corners bad taste, and this comedy starring King of Queens´ Kevin James and Adam Sandler was a box–office hit and a critical bust. Sorry... I´m not in the "hit" camp. I didn´t like this film, thought it was rather foolish on several levels, but it´s worth a rental for sure. Two New York City firefighters pretend to be gay in order to have health care benefits continue. Rated 14A.

  • 2. Ratatouille

    A terrific animated tale of a rat with very good taste who ends up working, after a fashion, as a chef in a Paris restaurant. Kids loved it in theatres, adults too. Starring the voices of Patton Oswalt and John Ratzenberger among many others. Very funny, and very, very well made. Rated G.

  • 3. Sicko

    Michael Moore´s healthcare crisis documentary, another highly controversial piece of work, looks at medical care in the US (horrible), Canada (very, very good), the UK (excellent) and France (outstanding) and compares the health care for the alleged terrorists at Guantanamo Bay (excellent) to a group of sick Americans who worked in the post 9/11 clean–up (very poor). Compelling viewing!! Rated G.

  • Rick´s Pick: Sicko

    When Americans go to Cuba to get better healthcare than New York can offer, it´s a terrible testimony that makes the US system look primitive by comparison.

The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly (1966)
41 years doesn´t diminish the brilliance of this Clint Eastwood film directed by Sergio Leone in Spain. The first 10 ½ minutes has no dialogue at all... and the best piece of trivia is that the bridge that blows up actually was exploded first by accident when the cameras weren´t running... and it had to be rebuilt then blown up again!
  • American Gangster

    A great depiction of a real–life drug lord (Denzel Washington) and the cop who is assigned to catch him (Russell Crowe) – excellent performances, outstanding script.
  • Bee Movie

    Jerry Seinfeld´s animated creation is clever, savvy, and great fun.
  • Martian Child

    A little sad, a little slow, but John Cusak is fine as an adoptive dad with a boy who thinks he´s from Mars.