Conspiracy theory movie about what “really” happened
SHARK NIGHT 3D
Thinly-disguised skin flick for which the title says it all.
1. THE CONSPIRATOR:
Just when you thought everything that could be said about Abe Lincoln’s assassination, this movie comes along with a whole different spin. James McAvoy stars in the story of Mary Surratt (Robin Wright) who ran the boarding house where John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators met to plot the shooting in Ford’s theatre. Surratt was arrested along with seven men and threatened with the death sentence. Was she an innocent bystander, or an involved participant? Director Robert Redford brings the era to life with sharp writing and good performances. Rated PG.
2. THE WARD:
John Carpenter (Halloween, The Fog) directed this taught thriller with one of the best settings in the world … a mental hospital. Kristen is caught running away from a burning farmhouse and quickly ends up in a mental institution with little understanding as to how she got there and why. Soon it becomes clear that other inmates are equally challenged … there is the spectre of ghostly activity and soon she realizes that nothing is as it seems. A good thriller that has taken too long to get to DVD. Mamie Gummer (Meryl Streep’s daughter) also stars. Rated 18A.
Exactly what it seems to be – a teen dream about the big occasion in every high-schooler’s life (we call it “Grad” in this country). This film looks at several different characters, all of whom get to the prom under different circumstances, and all of whom have something more in mind than just doing a little dancing. Teens will recognize Aimee Teagarden (Friday Night Lights) who steals the show. Geared to tweens and early teens, with a Disney-like set of family values, this one is safe for the entire family. Rated PG.
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4. RICK’S PICK: THE CONSPIRATOR
The first film from The American Film Company, the goal of which is to produce accurate movies from America’s past.
Despite some serious plot holes, this is a pretty good thriller. Will you see the ending coming? Probably!
DON’T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK
Very scary remake of a ‘70s horror film that will have you under the seat