City of Ember - (39% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) (Pick of the Week)
For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights - underground. Built as a refuge for humanity and powered by a massive generator - this City will only sustain for 200 years. Now Ember... Gil Kenan (Monster House) directs what some critics are calling a Goonie-like experience. We don't care what reviews say and are excited for this one. For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights - underground. Built as a refuge for humanity and powered by a massive generator - this City will only sustain for 200 years. Now Ember is falling into darkness as the generator fails, and the dazzling lights begin to flicker and fade.
The Duchess - (62% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes)
The corset-clad Kiera Knightley stars as Georgiana Spenser, the Duchess of Devonshire. With her marriage to the duke (Ralph Fiennes), Georgiana achieves an impressive level of fame as Britons follow both her clothing style and her political advice. But even celebrity and wealth can't act as a salve in her marriage to the boring, boorish duke. When he begins to flaunt his affairs, Georgiana is tempted to return to a teenage crush, Charles Grey, to the anger of her husband and her mother.
Body of Lies - (54% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes)
Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe team back up to bring us the film based on Washington Post columnist David Ignatius’ 2007 novel about a CIA operative, Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio), who uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to be operating out of Jordan. When Ferris devises a plan to infiltrate his network, he must first win the backing of cunning CIA veteran Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) and the collegial, but perhaps suspect, head of Jordanian intelligence. Although ostensibly his allies, Ferris questions how far he can really trust these men without putting his entire operation – and his life – on the line.
The Express - (62% on Rotten Tomatoes)
This inspirational sports drama tackles the true story of Ernie Davis, the first black football player to win the coveted Heisman trophy. Davis faced obstacles both on and off the field. Dennis Quaid costars as Syracuse Orangemen coach Ben Schwartzwalder. We're all for black history and such, but I'm getting a little tired of films that all have "the first black..." in the trailer, it's becoming as repetitive as the Saw franchise.
Sex Drive - (No Reviews on Rotten Tomatoes)
This bad boy has a Sneak Screening this Saturday, and we got you covered with a REVIEW.
Quarantine - (60% on Rotten Tomatoes)
Television reporter Angela Vidal (Jennifer Carpenter) and her cameraman (Steve Harris) are assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles Fire Station. After a routine 911 call takes them to a small apartment building, they find police officers already on the scene in response to blood-curdling screams coming from one of the apartment units. Unbeknownst to them, a woman living in the building has contracted a rare strain of rabies. We saw the director/writer's debut at SXSW one year, and it was arguably one of the worst films we have ever seen. This film seems like a rehash of the same tricks he used in that, so we'd recommend a pass.