Denzel Washington in a post apocalyptic world that threatens to destroy everything
THE SPY NEXT DOOR
Jackie Chan as a spy who just wants to settle down … but there’s one more job. There always is!
THE LOVELY BONES
She is dead … but won’t rest until her killer is found!
1. THE HURT LOCKER:
You’ll want to see this one before the Golden Globes and the Oscars because it has all the buzz it needs to be a winner. An extremely well-made, taught depiction of the American soldiers who defuse roadside bombs in Iraq. This one will make you sweat right along with the characters. Amazing tension and drama. Some familiar faces such as David Morse, Ralph Fiennes, and Evangeline Lilly, but not a star trip in the bunch. Rated 14A
“I’m gonna live forever!” Well, maybe not with this half-baked remake of the classic movie from 1980. Despite Debbie Allen, Kelsey Grammer and Bebe Neuworth (Frasier’s wife on Cheers) this one doesn’t remake well. Years of American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance have spoiled us. Rated PG.
Sam Rockwell stars as an astronaut in this excellent sci-fi drama that is deliberately made to look as if it were made decades ago – it appears to have been done just after 2001: A Space Odyssey in the late 60s. Alone at the moonbase, an accident reveals a disturbing and intense event that may change everything. Good thriller. Rated 14A
4. THE HURT LOCKER:
Kathryn Bigelow directed this one – she did K-19: The Widowmaker, and is the ex-wife of Avatar’s James Cameron. Filmed on location in Jordan … right next door to Iraq.
Why mess with a remake when you can revisit the real thing? Irene Cara’s title song alone is worth the rental. The only film in history to have two songs nominated for an Oscar.
Excellent vampire film that truly breaks the mold – this one has a great story and a great concept behind it
Standard rom-com saved to some extent by Amy Adams innocent portrayal
YOUTH IN REVOLT
Typical teen sex romp … saved by a sensitive performance by Michael Cera.