Steve Carrel and Tina Fey as a New York couple out for a special evening who get much more than they bargained for
A youthful cast decides that they can be costumed super heroes with no powers – just a lot of moxie.
1. BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL, NEW ORLEANS:
Nicolas Cage may be helping to solve his serious financial problems by doing any movie that comes along with a paycheque. Here he is a drug-addicted detective in post-Katrina New Orleans who, along with his prostitute girlfriend, descends into ever deeper depravity. Not my idea of Basin Street … did nothing at the box office. Eva Mendez, Val Kilmer, and Fairuza Balk co-star. Rated 18A.
2. SERIOUS MOONLIGHT:
Good cast, horrible movie. Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, and Kristin Bell star in this male-bashing alleged comedy in which Ryan’s character duct-tapes her boyfriend to a toilet, as he has indicated he wants to run off with a younger woman (must have had a good look at Ryan’s dreadful cosmetic surgery) at the very time burglars break into the house. Not funny, not clever … just a waste of a perfectly good blank DVD. Rated 18A for nudity (Ryan’s) and language
3. DOLAN’S CADILLAC:
This Stephen King-directed story appears in a short story versionin one of King’s omnibus collections and I quite liked the written version. It got in almost no theatres at all despite Christian Slater up against a big-time Las Vegas criminal who is after the wife of Slater’s character because she saw something she should not have seen. He’s too late to save her, so what we get is a better-than-average revenge movie. Rated 14A
4. DOLAN’S CADILLAC:
Despite its minimal release and small budget ($10 million) there are some good moments in this thriller. Stephen King, whether he is writing or directing, knows how to build suspense.
Christian Slater was excellent as Lucky Luciano in this outstanding film about New York City organized crime that begins at the turn of the last century and moves forward … Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky … they’re all here.
CLASH OF THE TITANS
Big at the box office but the 3D conversion isn’t that great …however, the action, especially the Kraken, is great!
THE LAST SONG
Surprisingly good story from Nicolas Sparks (The Notebook) in which Miley Cyrus plays it straight. Greg Kinnear and Kelley Preston play her parents as the rebellious daughter finds herself – at great expense.