for August 22
  • Death Race

    Jason Statham is the driver once again, this time in a near-future world where convicted criminals race cars on television … the stakes? Life or death.
  • The Longshots

    The true story of Jasmine Plummer, the first girl to quarterback a team to victory in a Pop Warner tournament.
  • The Rocker

    Rainn Wilson is a broken-down rock ‘n’ roller who is asked to sit in with a young band with a prom gig.
  • 1 .STREET KINGS:

    Keanu Reeves is an emotionally damaged cop struggling to recover from his wife’s death who is implicated in the death of a fellow officer and goes on a mission to uncover the truth. A violent and profane film that tells is as it is – I liked it despite its gritty edge. Forrest Whitaker also stars. The sad part … much of this could happen … and probably has. Rated 18A.

  • 2. PROM NIGHT:

    Brittany Snow stars in this remake of a slasher film that takes place … on prom night. It’s very standard in its approach – we have the escaped-from-the-mental-hospital homicidal maniac, the local police who don’t get it, the parents who are “sure everything will be just fine” … and the stupid teenage girls who run towards trouble because it’s in the script. Although not as violent as some, it’s still a slasher flick, although some of the plot devices are so lame that you could drive a Mack Truck through the holes in the script. Rated 14A.

  • 3. MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY:

    Francis McDormand is the title character in pre- World War II London who is dismissed from her job as governess with no pay and no notice. She seizes the opportunity to climb above her station and becomes a social secretary for an upper class family. A tale of class and understanding one’s roots, this is well-acted and nicely finished. Rated PG.

  • RICK’S PICK: STREET KINGS:

    Sean Penn was originally supposed to star, but dropped out along the way. The script has been kicking around for years and was originally inspired by the OJ Simpson trial … it’s all about who gets away with what.

Serpico (1973):
Many officers considered him the most dangerous person on the streets … he was an honest cop. Al Pacino is superb in a story based-on-fact that is just as good today, 35 years later.
  • Tropic Thunder

    A little gross, but a very clever telling of a movie-within-a-movie that has Robert Downey, Jr. in blackface and Ben Stiller in the driver’s seat.
  • Mirrors

    A better-than-average horror thriller starring Kiefer Sutherland.
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    Yes, it’s a cartoon, but it’s still Star Wars!
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