Ashton Kutcher and Kathryn Heigl … she marries a hitman – didn’t know it at the time
GET HIM TO THE GREEK
Getting a rock star from the UK to LA’s Greek Theatre in 72 hours
Live-action version of the comic strip dog
Genetic engineering goes bad in this horror-thriller.
1. THE ROAD:
A dark, post-apocalyptic story in which Viggo Mortenson as the father of a young boy, tries to make it across the vast wastelands with his young son, avoiding other survivors, some of whom eat human flesh in the dying days of planet Earth in the near future. He has one weapon – a gun with a single bullet. Despite its dark and somewhat depressing nature, it’s a brilliant character study. Also stars Robert Duvall and Charlize Theron. Rated 14A.
2. DEAR JOHN:
A two-hanky weeper based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks pairs hunk-of-the-moment Channing Tatum with “it” girl Amanda Seyfried. He is a soldier on leave from Iraq, while she is a beach girl on summer vacation. They find each other, lost each other, find each other again and then …? Not as maudlin as “The Notebook” with a more uplifting outcome, it’s well-worth the rental for a romantic evening. Rated PG.
3. THE MESSENGER:
Actually released last week, but hard to find. An intense and well-scripted story of a US Army officer just returned from Iraq who signs on to be a part of the Casualty Notification Service … obvious by its description. Ben Foster stars in the best “good guy” role of his life. Rated 14A.
4. THE ROAD:
Kodi Smith-Mcphee was cast largely because of his incredible resemblance to Charlize Theron who plays his mother.
THE OMEGA MAN (1971):
One of my favorite post-apocalyptic movies, remade recently with Will Smith in “I Am Legend.” I liked Charlton Heston’s portrayal of the one of few normal humans left on planet Earth.
SEX AND THE CITY 2
A lot more sex this time than the last – they overdid it with Samantha – we get it, she’s a bit of a skank – but too graphic. Good story though / A too-long epic starring Jake Gyllenhaal that doesn’t really do much for the characters and actors – not good chemistry, too much CGI.
PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME
A too-long epic starring Jake Gyllenhaal that doesn’t really do much for the characters and actors – not good chemistry, too much CGI.