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    Based on the character created by Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Carter is played by Kelowna’s Taylor Kitsch


    A horror thriller in which Elizabeth Olson (younger sister of the Olson twins) plays the lead in a real spooker


    Eddie Murphy has a spell cast on him allowing just one thousand words … or he dies.


    This is a sword-and-sandal epic in which King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) acquires a bow forged by the Gods, that can make him the ultimate conqueror, even defeating the Gods themselves.  Forbidden to interfere in the ways of men, Zeus, Athena, and Poseidon watch as Hyperion wreaks havoc on the known world … until they can stand it no more, and something must be done.  Similar in style to “The Titans,” this one will appeal to those who like this genre, like the mass slaughter of opposing forces, and like to see justice done in the end.  John Hurt also stars.  A good action film for those who like this period. Rated 14A.


    A remake of the 1984 box-office hit that starred Kevin Bacon and Lori Singer, don’t expect this one to bring back the good old days.  Kenny Wormald (who?), a dancer by trade, doesn’t have the acting chops that it takes to get the job done here – he is no Kevin Bacon, for sure.  The story is the same ... a preacher (Dennis Quaid) declares that dancing is illegal in his town, he gets the support of the law, and from there on it’s a battle to prove that he just can’t do that.  The nicest surprise is Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars) who plays the minister’s daughter, and who is a pretty good actress for a dancer!  Rated 14A.   


    Adam Sander plays two parts in this film, Jack, a successful ad exec who has it all – family, home, great career – who deals with a recurring nightmare – every Thanksgiving, he gets together with his twin sister Jill, and they just never see eye-to-eye.  Jack’s life gets turned inside out each time Jill, with her passive aggressive ways and her bizarre outlook on life, comes to visit.  The question that doesn’t get asked in the movie, but that will be on your mind as well as mine, is why does he keep inviting her?  For the same reason, I guess, that Charlie Brown continues to try to kick the football that Lucy always pulls away at the last moment.  Rated PG.

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    Although it’s not historically accurate, and it’s also not consistent with the appropriate mythology, this one offers a pretty good ride!


Despite some serious plot holes, this is a pretty good thriller.  Will you see the ending coming?  Probably!


    A surprisingly delightful environmentally friendly version of a Dr. Suess classic – kids will love the colour and the music, and adults will appreciate the message!


    Raw, obscene spring-break tale of high schoolers gone rogue when the parents are gone for the weekend, and the family home becomes a party house.  Hard to recommend this … to anyone!

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