for December 5
  • Nobel Son

    A tale of kidnapping and deception starring Alan Rickman and Mary Steenburgen
  • Cadillac Records

    A chronicle of the rise of Chess Records and its artists … stars Adrian Brody
  • Punisher; War Zone

    Ray Stevenson replaces Thomas Jane in the lead of this Marvel Comics-inspired second in the series.
  • 1 .WANTED:

    A hot action film in which Angelina Jolie is armed and dangerous. Based on a graphic comic book by Frank Miller, she plays Fox, a pistol-packing operative who is after Wesley Gibson, a mild-mannered office drone whom she has tagged as the next underground operative. Story doesn’t much matter here – it’s all action all the time with a lot of stuff blowing up and no one being quite what they appear to be. Rated 18A for violence.

  • 2. STEP BROTHERS:

    Ferrell and John C. Reilly are a couple of man-children who are thrown together when the father of one marries the mother of the other. I found little to like about this travesty of a film full of sniggering high-school sex-and-body-function jokes, and a bunch of unbelievable, un-likeable characters, but it did big business at the box office, and most in theatres thought it was funny…just not me. Rated 14A.

  • 3. X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE:

    Very painful, this one. What I liked was the familiar, family felling of being with Scully and Mulder again, of watching them work at solving a great mystery, and of seeing some familiar faces. But the story and its execution are third-rate, despite reuniting much of the original cast, crew, and writers. Somehow, although the truth is out there, it didn’t find its way into this story. Rated PG.

  • RICK’S PICK: WANTED:

    Remember as you watch this one that no one is exactly what they appear to be.

The Thorn Birds (1983):
No, it’s not a movie, but it’s the perfect companion piece to the new film “Australia” – this TV mini-series, available on DVD and directed by Vancouver’s Daryl Duke, is a classic portrayal of the opening up of Australia … Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward star … as does Aussie actor Bryan Brown.
  • Australia

    It’s a western, a war story, and a romance, with elements of a travelogue – despite it’s odd look and it’s clichéd story, I liked this one a lot – Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman star
  • Transporter 3

    Better than Quantum of Solace for action and class, Jason Statham out-Bonds Daniel Craig in this superb action film
  • Four Christmases

    Uneven and mean-spirited Christmas movie with Vince Vaughan and Reese Witherspoon … it’s very short too, which is merciful!
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