for February 8
  • Fool's Gold

    Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey star in a romantic adventure about sunken treasure and marital discord.
  • Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins

    Martin Lawrence and his entourage... he’s a talk show sensation and self-help guru who tries to go back home again... and you can’t!
  • 1. Elizabeth: The Golden Age

    Although snubbed critically, I thought Kate Blanchett’s second turn as Elizabeth was outstanding. This film recounts the Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen) years along with the Queen’s decision to deal with her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scott’s in a most drastic way. The costumes are incredible, and Blanchett is superb here. Rated PG

  • 2. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

    An indie film that made it into very few theatres despite its stars Brad Pitt, and Casey Affleck, this one does not end well for its titular here. It delves into the private life of the James brothers, explores their relationships with one another and with the great American landscape in the years immediately following the Civil War. Rated 14A.

  • 3. The Brave One

    In a story reminiscent of Death Wish, Jodie Foster is a New York radio personality who, one dark night in Central Park with her fiancé, is attacked – he dies, and her life is never the same, now devoted to getting even. Urban violence, though difficult to condone morally, still makes for a good story given the gangs, muggers, and rapists who too often only get what’s coming in the movies. I liked this film and liked Foster’s cold, calculating performance. Rated 14A.

  • Rick´s Pick: Across the Universe

    I didn’t like the looks of this film when the trailers first came out because it traded on Beatle’s music in what I felt was a fraudulent fashion... but it turns out to be a more-than-pleasant surprise. It is to Lucy In the Sky what Mamma Mia is to the Broadway stage.

Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Canada’s Genevieve Bujold is superb as Anne Boleyn opposite Richard Burton’s powerful Henry VIII in a film that sees more than a few heads roll, but which is all the more relevant given the recent spate of historical remakes.
  • The Eye

    Jessica Alba is exceptional as a blind woman who has a corneal transplant and begins to see things from the land of the dead – excellent thriller.
  • Over Her Dead Body

    Eva Longoria Parker showed up for the paycheque in this very stilted and poorly executed comedy about a dead fiancé who comes back to haunt her boyfriend.