Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as the other guys on the police department task force – not the heroes … the “other” guys
STEP UP 3D
Extreme dance movie (without Channing Tatum this time) with a 3D twist.
1. THE GHOST WRITER:
A marvelous film in which Pierce Brosnan plays a character clearly based on British PM Tony Blair, with some fiction around the edges. Ewan McGregor is a biographer hired to write the now-retired PM’s story, but finds some facts that don’t add up, and when going on the trail for the truth, finds much more than that for which he bargained. The clue? The first person hired to ghost this story is now dead! Rated PG.
2. KICK ASS:
You will either love this one or you’ll hate it. It’s the story of a teen who decides to become a superhero and fight crime with al the usual accoutrements – the mask, the tight-fitting suit, and some props. The fact that he has no super powers at all doesn’t occur to him … but what he spawns is a wave of others who try to go this route. Nicholas Cage obviously did this one for the paycheque. Although aimed at a teen and pre-teen audience, it’s 18A rating puts most of its target audience on the sidelines. Rated 18A.
Suppose you woke up on a gurney in a funeral home while the funeral director was preparing your body for the funeral … you feel fine, but the funeral director assures you that you are dead … and that he has the unique ability to communicate with the dead. Do you believe him? A spooky direct-to-DVD film with a good cast that includes Christina Ricci and Liam Neeson. Rated 14A.
4. THE GHOST WRITER:
The director here is Roman Polanski, and because he could not set foot in the US, the movie was filmed in Germany, made to look like Massechussets.
You’ll believe a man can fly in this Christopher Reeve film that is worth looking at again with the 181-minute version, the director’s cut. Still holds up despite the relatively creaky special effects.
CATS & DOGS: THE REVENGE OF KITTY GALORE
A sequel to 2001’s Cats and Dogs … strictly for kids
CHARLIE ST. CLOUD
Good dramatic spin from Zack Efron as a young man coping with the death of is younger brother
DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS
Not funny enough for a real comedy despite Steve Carrel!