Director: Ishiro Honda. With Takashi Shimura, Sachio Sakai, Momoko Kochi, Haruo Nakajima. (98 min.)Skip to next paragraph
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Sterritt **** See review.
Director: Dennie Gordon. With Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Eugene Levy, Riley Smith. (85 min.)
Sterritt ** The insanely popular Olsen twins play suburban teens having a wild Manhattan day. As one heads for a scholarship speech, the other sneaks off to a rock-video taping session, and both wonder if the boy of their dreams might be just around the next crowded corner. The cast is cute and the action is colorful, but the comedy isn't as captivating as it sets out to be.
Director: Morgan Spurlock. With Morgan Spurlock, Dr. Lisa Ganjhu, Dr. Daryl Isaacs. (96 min.)
Sterritt ** See review.
Director: Stephen Sommers. With Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, David Wenham, Richard Roxburgh (131 min.)
Sterritt * See review.
Director: Jonathan Demme. With Jean Dominique, Michele Montas, Jean-Bertrand Aristide. (90 min.)
Sterritt *** A nonfiction look at the late Dominique, an outspoken, often self-aggrandizing man who founded the dissident Radio Haiti Inter, a rare independent station that boldly opposed injustice under sundry Haitian regimes, to the point where Dominique spent much of the 1990s in American exile. Best known for fiction films, Demme has a terrific story to tell here, tackling it with energy and economy. Events in Haiti since the picture was filmed make it must-see viewing for concerned moviegoers.
Director: Rowdy Herrington. With Jim Caviezel, Jeremy Northam, Claire Forlani, Malcolm McDowell. (120 min.)
Sterritt ** A fictionalized biography of the great golfer, from his privileged childhood to his longtime rivalry with champion Walter Hagen - neatly portrayed by Northam as the breeziest pro on the circuit - and his achievement as the only person ever to win golf's grand slam despite physical problems. True-blue golf buffs should find it a treat. For others it's no deeper than a tin cup on a putting green.
Sex/Nudity: None. Violence: 1 scene. Profanity: 30 expressions, mostly mild. Drugs: 8 instances of drinking, 8 of smoking, and 4 of both.
Director: Barry Levinson. With Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Rachel Weisz, Christopher Walken. (99 min.)
Sterritt *** A small-time businessman (Stiller) seethes with the title sin after his friend (Black) strikes it rich with a product he's dreamed up. The movie works fairly well as a dark comedy, and very well as a dead-on satire of upward mobility and its discontents.
Sex/Nudity: 2 instances of innuendo. Violence: 2 scenes. Profanity: 60 instances. Drugs: 7 scenes with drinking.
Director: Nick Hamm. With Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Robert De Niro. (102 min.)
Sterritt * Strange things happen when a couple's little boy dies and a scientist offers to replace him through an illegal cloning procedure. The most outlandish cloning in the picture is Hamm's attempt to reincarnate Stanley Kubrick, dressing up the evil-child plot with enough wide-angle shots and symmetrical framings to hammer home the message that "The Shining" needs no replication. How could such a high-octane cast produce such low-octane horror?