for February 15
  • Definitely, Maybe

    Ryan Reynolds and Abigail Breslin in a Valentine’s movie about a single dad
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles

    Fantasy-adventure with Freddie Highmore
  • Jumper

    Hayden Christianson can teleport himself anywhere
  • Step Up 2: The Streets

    Hot Dance Film!
  • 1 . We Own The Night:

    Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, and Robert Duvall star in a crime drama that is both violent and realistic … it’s the Russian mob again, this time dealing with two brothers – one a cop, the other a nightclub owner walking on the wrong side of the law … Wahlberg’s the cop, Phoenix owns the club, and Duvall is their police captain dad. I liked it, but it’s not a “happy” film. Rated 14A.

  • 2. Gone, Baby Gone:

    Casey Affleck stands on his own here, not as Ben’s little brother, as a detective in Boston dealing with a missing child case. Based on the Dennis Lehane novel (Mystic River), brother Ben wrote the screenplay and directed … once again, liked it, but this is not a happy film and the ending may make you squirm just a little. Or a lot. Rated 14A.

  • 3. No Reservations:

    A date movie for the clinically depressed, Catherine Zeta-Jones is a top New York City chef and single mom who cannot get over her past. As a result, her present pretty much sucks too. She works on the challenges of single motherhood while it appears that an outsider (Aaron Ekhardt) may be on the verge of stealing her precious job. They hate each other, which means of course, they’ll fall in love … but not happily. Rated PG.

  • Rick´s Pick: Martian Child:

    A very odd film starring John Cusak that wasn’t in theatres long … he is a science fiction writer with relationship issues (it’s that kind of week) who befriends, and then tries to adopt, a young boy who believes he’s from Mars … and maybe he is.  Not well-received by critics, I thought it had a gentle nature that was very reassuring.

Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
A financial disaster, this Spanish-made film is hard to find, but worth the trip … the first big-screen appearance by 22 year-old Catherine Zeta-Jones, a fine performance by an unknown Javier Bardem, and a $5 million payday for Marlon Brando in a cameo walk-on.  Produced to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of the new world.
  • 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.