Thursday, April 05, 2007

WEEKEND PIC April 6 - 8

Your Guide To The Weekend Viewing

1. SHOOTER (action thriller with Mark Wahlberg, Michael Pena, Kate Mara and Danny Glover) Rated * * * (3 stars): Structured like TV's "24", this fast-paced conspiracy thriller has familiar characters and cliched moments. But there are lots of twists and thrills to delight most action fans.
2. CATCH AND RELEASE (romantic comedy with Jennifer Garner, Tommy Olyphant and Julliette Lewis) Rated * * 1/2 (out of 4): There is No Wedding But A Funeral in this lame rom-com about a bride who gets to learn more about her late husband-to-be when she starts dealing with his estate. A movie miscast and misdirected.

3. PERFUME: The Story Of A Murderer (psychological thriller with Ben Whishaw, Dustin Hoffman and Alan Rickman) Rated: * * * (out of 4): A dark, brooding and macabre tale about a man who kills just to get that perfect 'essense' for the ultimate perfume. Not everybody's cup of tea, though.

4. THE HITCHER (thriller remake with Sean Bean, Sophia Bush and Zachary Knighton) Rated * * (2 stars): A totally unnecessary remake of the 1986 flick that starred Rutger Hauer as the title character. Instead of tension and dread, we get gore and two-dimensional roles.

5. MEET THE ROBINSONS (animated futuristic adventure voiced by Angela Bassett, Tom Selleck, Harland Williams, Laurie Metcalf) Rating * * 1/2 (2.5 stars): An animated kiddie-styled "Back To The Future" adventure with a sprinkling of "The Matrix" and "Terminator". It is about an orphan named Lewis who gets whisked off to the future by a 'Wilbur Robinson'.


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