for Dec 25 DVDs
  • IT’S COMPLICATED

    Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin as exes with a crush
  • NINE

    Big musical from Rob Marshall
  • SHERLOCK HOLMES

    Robert Downey, J
  • ALVIN AND THE CHIMPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL

    The title says it all!

  • 1. DISTRICT 9:

    An outstanding sci-fi film set in South Africa as a huge alien ship parks itself in the air over Johannesburg … for years!  Over time, its inhabitants, huge, crustacean creatures, become residents of slums and in effect are second-class citizens.  A TV reporter making a documentary (Sharlto Copley) goes into the ghetto for his interviews.  Exceptional film! Rated 14A.

  • 2. ALL ABOUT STEVE:

    Not Sandra Bullock’s best work, and not Brad Cooper’s either, but I still liked this oddball rom-com with Bullock’s character a fired newspaper crossword puzzle creator, and Cooper’s a TV newsman with whom she becomes obsessed.  He goes on the road after a story, and she follows him, convinced that he feels the same way about her that she feels about him.  He doesn’t! Rated PG.   

  • 3. BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT:

    Even though this one made it into very few theatres, it’s a pretty good thriller.  A TV reporter (Jesse Metcalfe) believes that the DA, and candidate for Governor (Michael Douglas) is planting DNA evidence to convict innocent people so he looks like a crime-buster.  His assistant (Amber Tamblyn) is the object of the reporter’s affections, and he hatches a bizarre plot to uncover the truth.  You think you see the twists coming … but you do not!  Rated 14A.

  • 4. DISTRICT 9:

    Director Neil Blomkamp worked with Peter Jackson and was given a $25 million budget to do whatever he wanted.  This is the result, and it’s great!

SCROOGED (1988): 

Bill Murray is Frank Cross, a modern-day Ebenezer Scrooge complete with three ghosts.  Watch for the street scene in which the carolers accost Cross … one of them is Paul Schaffer!

  • AVATAR  

    Outstanding visual spectacle from James Cameron who has created an incredibly believable world in 3D.  A landmark film!
  • DID YOU HEARD ABOUT THE MORGANS?

    Serviceable com-com with a good turn by Hugh Grant as a husband in trouble.
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