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  • THE CALL

    Halle Berry as a 911 operator.

  • THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE

    Steve Carrell as a Las Vegas Magician.

 
  • 1. LIFE OF PI:

    Ang Li is full value here as the Academy Award-winning director for what is is visually spectacular film based on a book than no one thought could be made into a movie. Pi is a young South Asian man who is crossing the Ocean on a freighter, leaving his homeland with his mother, father, and siblings, to seek a new life in Canada. In the hold of the ship are the few remaining animals from the zoo his father ran, now in poor financial straits, hence the move. When the ship goes down with all hands, including Pi’s family, he is relegated to a lifeboat at sea … with a zebra, a jackal … and a tiger. An amazing film experience. Rated PG.

  • 2. HITCHCOCK:

    Anthony Hopkins is the Master of Suspense, and Helen Mirren is Alma Reville, his writing and producing partner, and his long-suffering wife. The movie tells the story of the making of Psycho, a film that the studio refused to finance because of its subject matter – so Hitch and Alma mortgaged everything, put it all on the line, and took a big risk. Hitch was always enamoured with his leading ladies and here it’s Janet Leigh, played capably by Scarlett Johansson. Rated 14A.  

  • 3.THIS MUST BE THE PLACE:

    Limited distribution means it didn’t get into most theatres, but it’s an exceptional acting job by Sean Penn. He stars as Cheyenne, a retired rock star from a Goth hair band living off his residuals in Ireland, when he learns his father is terminally ill. Estranged for three decades, he decides to travel to the US to make amends ... but too late. Dad has died when he arrives. Dad was a Holocaust survivor, and this becomes a road movie as Cheyenne makes it his business to find the concentration camp officer who made his father’s life a living hell. Not for everyone, but some great performances her, including a good turn by Judd Hirsch and another by Francis McDormand. Rated 18A.

  • LIFE OF PI:

    The first PG-rated film to win Best Director since Oliver in 1969. The shots of the CGI tiger are indistinguishable from those of the real tiger – amazing film based on Yann Martel’s book.

LIFEBOAT (1944):

Pi shared his lifeboat with a tiger … this gripping Hitchcock film takes place entirely within the confines of a lifeboat full of Americans … and one surprise … someone from the German vessel that sunk them. Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, and John Hodiak.

  • OZ THE GREAT AND THE POWERFUL

    Kids will like this Oz prequel … a little too long and too predictable for most adults.

  • DEAD MAN DOWN

    Strong revenge performance by Colin Farrell here.

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