for April 11
  • Smart People

    Dennis Quaid as a college prof with family issues.
  • Steet Kings

    Keanu Reeves is an LA cop with issues.
  • Prom Night

    Brittany Snow is a high school senior hunted by... something... at the prom – no one is safe!
  • 1. There Will Be Blood

    Want to know if Daniel Day-Lewis was worthy of his Oscar-winning Best Actor performance? This will answer the question for you. As Daniel Plainview, pioneer prospector and oilman, we get a portrait of a man who is one part Howard Hughes, one part Tony Soprano, and one part J. R. Ewing. Hard movie to watch, but brilliant performances all round, not only by Lewis, but by Paul Dano as well. Rated 14A.

  • 2. Waterhorse: Legend of the Deep

    A family film from Britain on a subject we have seen before, but that is well-done and will enthral youngsters. A young boy discovers a strange egg, he takes it home, secretly hatches it, and adopts the cute little amphibian that tumbles out... until it becomes larger than the Loch Ness Monster. Rated PG.

  • 3. Lions for Lambs

    One of four films from late last year that focused on America’s current military actions – The Kingdom, In the Valley of Elah, Rendition – all were fine films but failed at the box office because of their subject matter. Here, Robert Redford (who produced and directed) is a college professor trying to get the most from a student. Parallel stories focus on Afghanistan and the war in Iraq – not a lot of action, long on dialogue, but a major think-piece with and anti-war spin. Rated 14A.

  • Rick´s Pick: There Will Be Blood

    How can you not pick this film? Beware of a jarring and abrupt ending, and the story of a man who is not all that nice – but it will keep your attention for every second.

My Left Foot (1989)
The last time Daniel Day-Lewis won a Best Actor Oscar was for this superb portrayal of Christy Brown, a man born with cerebral palsy who learned how to paint with his only controllable limb – his left foot. Outstanding!
  • The Ruins

    A frightening trip to Mayan Ruins in the Yucatan for four Americans and a German that threatens to end badly as something horrible awaits.
  • Nim's Island

    Great family adventure film with Jodie Foster.
  • Leatherheads

    George Clooney directed and stars in a delightful period piece about pro football in the 1920s.