for July 11
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    Creatures of mythology try to take over the
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth 3D

    Brendan Frasier in an update of the Jules Verne classic
  • Meet Dave

    Eddie Murphy as … a ship?
  • 1 .THE RUINS:

    The Mayan Riviera is the setting for this horror-thriller about a group of young people who go inland looking for an archeological dig that a friend was to have visited earlier. In the jungle, they find the spot, and a whole lot more – an ancient pyramid becomes their prison as local residents won’t let them leave, and something horrible is killing them off one-by-one. The unrated version has a lot of blood, a lot of violence.


    Advice on substance abuse from Robert Downey, Jr.? That’s just the beginning. An engaging portrayal by young Anton Yelchin serves up the title character, a rich teen who is looking to make his mark – expelled from school after school, he now finds himself confirming his popularity by giving private psychiatric advice and dispensing prescription medication to students in his boys bathroom “office.” An oddly likeable and quirky film. Rated 14A.

  • 3. STOP-LOSS:

    Another in a long string of Iraq war movies that tanked at the box office, but had a good message. Ryan Phillipe stars as a returned hero, but finds after just a few days home, that he is being “stop-lossed” … sent back again by Presidential decree, even though his tour is up. He chooses to fight the order … with grim consequences. Pay very close attention to the closing scenes – and tell me if you can, what actually happened. Rated 14A.

  • Rick´s Pick: Stop-Loss:

    Perhaps because I’m personally acquainted with veterans of Desert Storm who spun out like the characters in this film, I found it particularly appealing – excellent commentary on a war gone wrong.

Born on the Fourth of July (1989):
Different war (Vietnam this time) but same story – Tom Cruise stars in the based-on-fact story of what happens to a returning war hero. And not much of it is good!
  • Hancock

    Not what it appears to be from the trailers, Hancock is a superhero movie with Will Smith, but it’s much deeper that initial appearances suggest. Interesting!
  • Kit Kitteridge: An American Girl

    Strictly for girls 8 – 13 or so, a depression-era 12-year-old solves a big mystery.
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