for February 29
  • The Other Boleyn Girl

    Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johannsson in the time of Henry VIII
  • Semi-Pro

    Will Farrell as a sports team owner
  • Penelope

    Reese Witherspoon in an odd comedy about rich people and marriage.
  • 1 . BEOWULF:

    Robert Zemeckis directed this motion-capture animated feature starring Sir Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Robin Wright Penn, and Ray Winstone.  It’s the epic tale of Norse warriors and their encounters with the monster Grendl … and the monster’s mom played by Jolie in a near-nude look that shocked her when she saw the final cut.  Good movie once you get used to the look of it. Rated 14A. 

  • 2. 30 DAYS OF NIGHT:

    One of the best vampire movies of the past 20 years -  a great premise – in Barrow, Alaska, where the sun totally disappears for 30 days, a crew of vicious vampires settles in for a long, late-night winter’s snack.  Josh Hartnett stars.  Based on a comic book, and not for the squeamish!  Rated 18A.

  • 3. THE DARJEELING LIMITED:

    Owen Wilson was in hospital after his reported suicide attempt when this film was released, and his personal appearance tour to promote it was cancelled.  The movie had very limited release.  Three brothers (Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Adrian Brody) attempt to re-bond and get in touch with themselves by taking a train trip across India.  Directed by Wes Anderson.  Didn’t work for me … but I’m not a fan of this crew. Rated 14A.

  • Rick´s Pick: Beowulf:

    Once you get beyond the odd look of this film, it becomes quite gripping, especially the scenes involving the monster Grendl.

BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985):
Robert Zemeckis directed this Michael J. Fox vehicle that stands up even better today.  Watch it now, and you’ll see the Middle Eastern terrorists in a very different post-9/11 light.  Who knew? Michael J. Fox did this on an average of two hours sleep a night because he was doing Family Ties by day.
  • Vantage Point

    An excellent thriller that views a Presidential assassination from the viewpoint of several different characters.  Gripping, well-executed
  • Be Kind, Rewind

    A disappointing one-joke, low-budget film of which Jack Black should be just a little ashamed
  • Charlie Bartlett

    Better than I would have guessed – a teen figures out how to help fellow students by working the medical system.