for May 1 DVDs
  • X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

    Hugh Jackman in an early Marvel Comics classic.
  • BATTLE FOR TERRA

    An animated sci-fi tale of alien races and human remnants.
  • GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST

    Matthew McConaughey is a Romeo who gets a visit from his ghost uncle and embarks on a Scrooge-like journey meant to make him mend his ways..
  • 1. BRIDE WARS:

    This premise starts out as lighthearted comedy, but becomes pretty ugly as it moves on.  Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway go from being best friends getting married the same month, to Bridezillas when a wedding planner mistake books their  nuptials for the same day – but only one can have the venue of her dreams.  Candace Bergin is great as the planner – good fun – in a sort of serious way! Rated PG.

  • 2. THE UNINVITED:

    The screenwriter of this horror-thriller, Craig Rosenberg, headed up the writing team on “Lost” for one season.  He puts that experience to good use here as a teenage girl comes home from a stint in a mental hospital to her dad, his new wife, and her sister.  And maybe a ghost in the house as well as a “Sixth Sense” surprise twist at the end.  Filmed in BC, it offers some spooky, spooky goings on. David Strathairn leads a no-name cast. Good movie! Rated 14A.

  • 3. HOTEL FOR DOGS:

    Sometimes the title says it all.  Emma Roberts (Julia’s niece) stars as one of two teens who needs a place to keep a banished puppy, and come across an abandoned hotel which, when fixed up, becomes the perfect place for mutts of all persuasions.  A great film for the under 12 set … anyone much older is going to get past the cute factor very quickly and be bored at the predictable story. Rated G.

  • 4. RICK’S PICK:  BRIDE WARS:

    I know this is a girly-girl movie, but it has some good laughs and takes a couple of fairly ugly turns on its way to the weddings.
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL (1996):  
My favorite wedding movie … had a budget so small that the cast had to wear their own wedding clothes – and became the highest-grossing movie in British film history.
  • OBSESSED

    A scary stalker movie that will get your attention!.
  • THE SOLOIST

    Outstanding performance by Robert Downey, Jr. working to help a mentally ill street person (Jamie Foxx) get through the day.
  • FIGHTING

    Channing Tatum is a good-looking kid and does a nice job in this low-end “Fight Club.”

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