for January 18
  • Cloverfield

    A monster the size of a skyscraper descends to wreak havoc on New York City.
  • 27 Dresses

    Katherine Heigl is always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
  • Mad Money

    Three women (Queen Latifah, Diane Keaton, Katie Holmes) with robbery in mind.
  • 1. Good Luck Chuck

    Jessica Alba and Dane Cook star in this offbeat romantic comedy with a hard-to-believe premise... every girl who beds Charlie finds that the next man she meets is Mr. Right, perfect marriage material. This makes for a pretty active social life for Charlie... until he meets the girl of his dreams and he realizes that if he goes the distance with her... the next guy she meets is... not him. Rated 14A.

  • 2. Mr. Woodcock

    Billy Bob Thornton is in his Bad Santa mean-mode here as a high school teacher who destroys the self-esteem of one of his male students. The young man overcomes this bad start and grows up to become a motivational writer with books on how to develop a better self-image... things are fine until... he learns that his mother is about to remarry – and the groom is the former teacher. I don’t like Billy Bob in these roles – too mean. Rated 14A.

  • 3. The Ten

    A lot of buzz around this one at the Sundance Film Festival, it has never made it into theatres. There are ten stories here, each one based on one of the Ten Commandments. Despite a cast that includes Jessica Alba, Oliver Platt, Adam Brody, and Live Schreiber, this one will only appeal to a specific taste as many of the vignettes aren’t that good. Rated 14A.

  • Rick´s Pick: Good Luck Chuck

    This is the best of a bad lot – not exactly a date movie, but close enough.

What's Love To Do With It (1993)
The recent death of Ike Turner and all the accolades surrounding his being a rock ‘n’ roll original come down to earth in this bio-pic on the life of Tina Turner (Angela Bassett)... Ike (Laurence Fishburne) doesn’t come off all that well.
  • The Bucket List

    Although the script is lightweight, Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson are full value in this buddy comedy about two cancer patients.
  • In the Name of the King

    Hard to get used to Ray Liotta as a sorcerer... a marginal sword-and-sorcery movie.
  • The Pirates Who Down't Do Anything

    Strictly for kids, it preaches some good values. Animated.