(click on the movie title to view the
details of the movie on IMDB.com)
January 7th & 8th - "LEMONY
SNICKETS" (Rated PG). Starring: Jim Carrey.
A series of unfortunate events. Mishaps. Mayhem. Misadventures.
Oh Joy. Based on the children's book series. Count Olaf,
the children's Uncle and new guardian, tries a series
of dastardly tricks to gain control over the young one's
inheritance. Clever script, good special effects and
production, including a multiple character portrayal
by the ingenious and talented actor, Jim Carrey.
January 14th & 15th - "MEET
THE FOCKERS" (Rated PG-13). Starring: Robert
DeNiro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand.
The sequel follow-up to "Meet The Parents",
this deals with the further dementia of the troubled
parents concerning the planning and control of the soon-to-be-wed
young couple--this time with the meeting between the
bride/groom's parents. Funny stuff, with a rare appearance
from the once-diva, Barbra S. Dustin Hoffman is a riot.
January 21st & 22nd - "CLOSER"
(Rated R). Starring: Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie
Portman, and Clive Owen.
A very pointed tag line in the review trailer goes like
this: "If you believe in love at first sight .
. . . you never stop looking". Whoa. We liked that
line, and think the movie should prove interesting.
It's basically a look at two couples, fate, relationships,
infidelity, and the reasons for all of the above.
January 28th & 29th - "PHANTOM
of the OPERA". (Rated PG-13). Starring: Gerard
Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson,
and Minnie Driver.
We are told that this is THE movie adaptation of Andrew
Lloyd Webber's play. If you've ever had the opportunity
to see a good production of the live musical/opera,
you may--like us--have suspicions about a "good"
movie. There's only one way to find out. A classic tale
of a disfigured guy in a mask, fawning over a beautiful
opera singer who is already taken. He (The Phantom)
goes a little wacky and vindictive, then remorseful.
Then, she eventually ends up at his place, and all hell
breaks loose. Sort-of. Some macho fighting and scary
stuff, and---oh yeah---some really, really good singing
Admission is still only $5.00 ($3.00 for children
12 and under)