Will Smith’s son Jaden in a remake of the original from 1984
1. SHUTTER ISLAND:
Leo DiCaprio is outstanding as Federal Marshall circa 1954 who takes the ferry across a treacherous stretch of ocean to get to the titular island off the Massachusetts coast – a hospital for the criminally insane. Along with his partner (Mark Ruffalo) they try to unravel a mystery that involves death, maybe the Nazis, and much more. Really makes you think – and you really have to pay attention. Rated 14A.
2. FROM PARIS WITH LOVE:
John Travolta chews up the scenery here as a hitman who clearly loves the work he does – loves it with a passion. Forget about the plot which involves a low-level U.S. embassy worker (Jonathan Rhys-Myers) who wants to be a secret agent … just sit back and watch things blow up … and blow up they do! Rated 14A.
Mischa Barton stars in a horror thriller about a guy who brings his new girlfriend back to his old hometown … but the old girlfriend doesn’t much like that idea. Kidnapping, murder, and worse all factor into a “B” grade chiller. Maybe it’s a “C.” Rated 14A.
4. SHUTTER ISLAND:
Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone, Baby Gone) you know that this will be dark, brooding, and that it won’t end well. That having been said, outstanding characters, and a story with a great twist!
THE SNAKE PIT (1948):
Olivia de Havilland is superb as a woman who finds herself in an insane asylum and can’t remember how she got there. Based on the actual experiences of the book’s author!