for April 25
  • Harold and Kumar Escape From Guatanamo Bay

    The title says it all
  • Deception

    Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor star in a tale of lust, murder, and a multi-million dollar heist
  • Baby Mama

    Tina Fey, Amy Pohler and a scad of SNL vets in a comedy about a surrogate pregnancy.
  • 1 .CHARLIE WILSON’S WAR:

    Tom Hanks stars as real-life US senator Charlie Wilson, who, in the 1980s, led a covert operation to supply weapons to the mujahadeen of Afghanistan to help them drive the Soviets out of the country. They won that battle … but of course, now fight a war with the US will all of that same expertise and equipment. Phillip Seymour Hoffman is superb here as a CIA operative. Rated 14A.

  • 2. CLOVERFIELD:

    The creature-of-the-week goes to the unnamed monster that comes out of the harbour in New York City and wreaks havoc on all who cross its path. Shot entirely on a Sony HandyCam, the film is told exclusively from the viewpoint of a handful of twenty-somethings who recount the events as their own lives play out … and in some cases end. Made for $30 million, it has grossed $164 million so far and the DVD is just coming out. Written by Lost’s JJ Abrams. It’s a great thrill ride but the handheld stuff is challenging to watch. Rated 14A.

  • 3. THE SAVAGES::

    A critically-acclaimed indy film about a family named Savage dealing with care of an elderly parent. Phillip Seymour Hoffman is great as is Laura Linney in this character study focusing on family dynamics, responsibility, and distance. Rated PG.

  • Rick´s Pick: Cloverfield:

    I know that I’m supposed to pick Charlie Wilson, but I found Cloverfield totally intriguing, especially in that it came out of nowhere and surprised everyone.

CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954):
Inspired by actual legendary tales of a “fish-man” in the Amazon, this horror-thriller is interesting to watch in light of today’s special effects-driven films. Elements of King Kong (creature falls for human woman) and some original folklore still make it an interesting viewing.
  • 88 Minutes

    Al Pacino is great in this taut thriller about a serial killer who may or may not be what he seems to be. Keeps you guessing all the way.
  • The Forbidden Kingdom

    Jackie Chan and Jet Li together for the first time in a traditional Chinese epic – excellent film.
  • Forgetting Sarah

    A sex comedy that didn’t work for me, but will likely be appreciated by the late-teen-early 20s audience for which it is intended.