for March 21
  • Drillbit Taylor

    Owen Wilson as a low-rent kid’s bodyguard
  • Shutter

    Horror film about ghost images on photographs.
  • 1 .ATONEMENT:

    Well worth its Oscar nominations, this Keira Knightly – James McAvoy period piece set in Britain in the late 1930s, moving into the war years, is a disturbing tale of a lie told by a young girl that changes the futures and fortunes of many. Atoning for the lie is easier said than done. The surprise ending is best kept to yourself – don’t spoil it for those who have not yet seen this beautifully-crafted film. Rated14A.

  • 2. I AM LEGEND:

    Will Smith takes on the role of Robert Neville who could well be the last man on earth after an apocalyptic event leaves him in New York City with the run of the place … during the daytime anyway. At night, everything changes as mutated beings stalk what’s left of the living. The third remake of the Richard Matheson novel, this one offers some great special effects and an ending consistent with the original story. Rated PG.

  • 3. ENCHANTED:

    An absolutely delightful story that begins as an animated tale of a handsome prince, a young woman who sings with the furry forest friends and looks for her true love, that is sent in another direction by an evil witch … and soon everyone finds themselves in the real world, non-animated, coping not with knights and knaves, but with the streets of New York City. Great film, delightful love story, and a fabulous send-up of everything from Cinderella to Snow White. Great family movie! Rated G.

  • Rick´s Pick: Atonement:

    I’m not picking this because its my favorite of the week – that goes to Enchanted – but Atonement is an important film as opposed to a movie, and it’s one that should be given appropriate respect and consideration. The 5 ½ minute tracking shot at Dunkirk had 1,000 extras and is of Gone-With-the-Wind proportions.

THE OMEGA MAN (1971):
The second remake of I Am Legend (the first was 1964 with Vincent Price) I actually liked Charlton Heston’s Robert Neville better than Will Smith’s. LA is the location for this version, not NYC.
  • Doomsday

    A good sequel to 28 Days Later and 28 Weeks Later – like those, you’ll like this one.
  • Horton Hears a Who

    An excellent depiction of the Dr. Suess book – kids will love it – I did too!
  • Never Back Down

    An extreme version of The Karate Kid … didn’t really work for me