for November 16
  • Beowulf

    The mighty hero fights the demon Grendl.
  • Love In the Time of Cholera

    Based on the Nobel Prize winning novel, an epic love story.
  • Mr. Magorium´s Wonder Emporium

    Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman in a seasonal fantasy.
  • 1. Shrek the Third

    The biggest box office opening for any animated film ever, I found that this one didn´t live up to the previous two. No real surprises, and just like TV series that "jump the shark" by adding marriages and kids, same thing happens here... Shrek is approached to become King of Far, Far Away but isn´t up to the job, and goes on a quest for the rightful heir. Kids still love it, adults too, but it doesn´t have the same cachet as the previous versions. Rated PG. Also available in HD DVD.

  • 2. Ocean´s Thirteen

    The new Rat Pack – George Clooney, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, et al do far, far better with this film than Ocean´s 12 which was a walk–through. Here we have a better story with double–dealing as a hot–shot casino giant (Al Pacino) cheats one of Ocean´s pals out of his share in a Las Vegas casino... and the sting is on! Rated 14A. Also available in HD DVD and Blu–Ray.

  • 3. Amazing Grace

    The story of Sir William Wilberforce´s fight to outlaw slavery in 19th century England is the backdrop for a political story of amazing proportions. Based on actual events, we see the interaction with Wilberforce´s minister, John Newton, played by Albert Finney, who wrote the classic hymn Amazing Grace. Rated PG.

  • Rick´s Pick: Ocean´s Thirteen

    Connections to The Godfather run throughout this film... Andy Garcia and Al Pacino both starred in that movie, several lines of dialogue are inserted into this film from that one, and Scott Caan who co–stars here, is the son of James Caan who played Sonny Corleone in The Godfather.

The Godfather (1972)
Why not go back to the source material? Frank Sinatra, who starred in Ocean´s 11, actively sought the role of Don Vito Corleone that eventually went to Marlon Brando. Voted #3 on the AFI´s list of the 100 greatest movies of all time.
  • Fred Claus

    Vince Vaughn is irritating/charming as Santa´s younger brother – not a good role model for the kids!
  • P2

    One slasher–kidnap–torture movie too many.
  • Lions for Lambs

    An incredible political analysis of the current American situation with regard to the war in Afghanistan and Iraq. Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, and Tom Cruise are all exceptional... but beware – it´s a lot of dialogue, most of it political.