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I’ve Loved You So Long (2008)   ****

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanvicius
A visually and emotionally eloquent film

Changeling (2008)   ***1/2

Rated: R
Stars: Angelina Jolie, Michael Kelly, Jeffrey Donovan, Amy Ryan
A mother’s worst nightmare is only the beginning

Pride and Glory (2008)   **

Stars: Colin Farrell, Edward Norton, Jon Voight
Who Ya Gonna Call? (Not 911!)

Passengers (2008)   ***1/2

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Anne Hathaway
Reality comes in a number of forms, all of them intriguing.

The Secret Life of Bees (2008)   ***

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo
A lovely story with just a little artificial sweetener

W. (2008)   *1/2**

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Josh Brolin, James Cromwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Elizabeth Banks
It's a Story You'll Be More Than Familiar With

Body of Lies (2008)   ***

Rated: R
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe
How about doublecrosses instead of stars?

Rachel Getting Married (2008)   ***1/2

Rated: R
Stars: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin, Debra Winger
A film that explores many emotions.

Religulous (2008)   ***1/2

Rated: R
Stars: Bill Maher
If You Have Doubts, Then Simply Speak Your Mind

Miracle at St. Anna (2008)   ***1/2

Rated: R
Stars: Omar Benson Miller, Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Matteo Sciabordi
Be prepared . . . but don't miss it.

Ghost Town (2008)   ***1/2

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Téa Leoni
   [Terry loves Ghost Town...] Mix Colonoscopy With Egyptology and Stand By for Frivolity. Really.

Ghost Town (2008)   **

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Téa Leoni
   [...but Lynn's not so sure!] I'm Lookin' Through You . . .

Burn After Reading (2008)   ***

Rated: R
Stars: George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich, Tilda Swinton
A “confederacy of dunces” creates havoc on the Beltway!

Righteous Kill (2008)   *

Rated: R
Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino
If violence is your thing, then suck it up, suck it up!

The Women (2008)   *

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes, Debra Messing, Jada Pinkett Smith, Candice Bergen
“The Women” fails to amuse, entertain or inspire.

Everybody Wants to Be Italian (2008)   *

Rated: R
Stars: Jay Jablonski, Cerina Vincent, Marisa Petroro
A whole lot of movies for the price of one

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)   ***

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz
Even the romantic beauty of Barcelona comes in second to the star power of Bardem, Cruz, and Johansson.

Tropic Thunder (2008)   *

Rated: R
Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.
Much ado about a really bad movie

Swing Vote (2008)   **

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Kevin Costner, Madeline Carroll, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper
An “everyman” has the deciding vote.

The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)   **

Rated: PG-13
Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson
For true believers only. And even then . . .!

Mamma Mia! (2008)   **1/2*

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep
10 reasons why you should just go ahead and see Mamma Mia! — and 3 reasons why you might pass

The Dark Knight (2008)   ***1/2

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal
The Dark Knight soars on Heath Ledger’s legendary performance.

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)   **1/2*

Rated: PG
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem
Whee….!

The Stone Angel (2008)   ***

Rated: R
Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Christine Horne, Cole Hauser
Magnificent performances mark this lengthy epic of a hard life come full circle.

Hancock (2008)   **1/2*

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman
Bad hero makes good, but be ready for a big shift in gears

Wanted (2008)   **

Rated: R
Stars: James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie
Why coast through life....?

Finding Amanda (2008)   **1/2*

Rated: R
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow, Maura Tierney
A must for Broderick fans, but skip it if you shock easily.

Wall-E (2008)   ***1/2

Rated: G
Stars: Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Sigourney Weaver
Wall E will capture your heart and keep you thinking.

The Love Guru (2008)   *

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Justin Timberlake
A snigger's not a smile, and there's not a lot to laugh about.

Get Smart (2008)   **1/2*

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Alan Arkin
A summer hit no, but summer fun yes.

Kung Fu Panda (2008)   **1/2*

Rated: PG
Stars: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie
Too many ingredients in this noodle soup – but lots of eye candy.

The Promotion (2008)   **1/2*

Rated: R
Stars: Seann William Scott, John C. Reilly
Two regular guys, both having a hard time making ends meet, on opposite sides competing for the brass ring: Store Manager in a supermarket in Chicago city projects. They're supposed to be enemies, but are they?

Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008)   ***1/2

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Chris Bell, Mark Bell, Mike Bell
A candid look at steroid use in America – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Sex and the City (2008)   *1/2**

Rated: R
Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon
Overlong, over-rated and over here.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)   ***

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Shia LaBeouf
Dun-ta-dun-tun . . . Dun-ta-dunnnn . . . Dun-ta-dun-tun . . . Dun-ta-dun! Dun! Dun!

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)   **

Rated: PG
Stars: Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell
Lots of action, but to what end?

Redbelt (2008)   **1/2*

Rated: R
Stars: Chjwetel Ejiofor, Alice Braga, Emily Mortimer, Tim Allen, Rodrigo Santoro
Martial arts bring out the best, and the worst, in people. And in movies, too.

Son of Rambow (2008)   ***

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Bill Milner, Will Poulter
An action film that touts innocence . . . a nostalgia piece for the not-so-distant past . . . another movie where the kids take over, with considerable success.

Iron Man (2008)   **1/2*

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow
Arms Dealer = Today’s Superhero???

Deception (2008)   **1/2*

Rated: R
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor
“Deception” is not just about sex clubs, intrigue and romance. But that will certainly do for starters.

The Visitor (2008)   ***1/2

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Jekesai Gurira
Character and setting – sensitively drawn – permit this important “little film” to make big points about a personal transformation and a social travesty.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)   **1/2*

Rated: R
Stars: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis
Here’s a look at getting through love’s aftermath with minimal angst: likable characters, a positive outlook, and a Hawaiian setting provide a pleasantly upbeat tale.

Smart People (2008)   *1/2**

Rated: R
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ellen Page, Thomas Haden Church
"Smart People" is a dark comedy that manages to shine once in a while.

Shine A Light (2008)   ***1/2

Rated: PG-13
Stars: The Rolling Stones, Christina Aguilera, Buddy Guy
The Rolling Stones light it up and Scorsese captures it all.

Young @ Heart (2008)   ***1/2

Rated: PG
Stars: The Young at Heart Chorus
“Staying Alive” takes on new meaning when you’re on the road with this troupe of unusual performers.

Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (2008)   ***

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams
The lighthearted tale of a middle-aged Cinderella, skillfully told in the style of 1930s madcap comedy, and set in a nostalgically re-created London of that era—what’s not to like?

Definitely, Maybe (2008)   ***

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Abigail Breslin
Isn’t it romantic? Yes it is! A fresh approach to romance is both original and captivating.

Atonement (2007)   ***1/2

Rated: R
Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy
An intimate, upper class family drama is played against a vivid panorama of Great Britain during the Second World War.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)   ***

Rated: PG-13
Stars: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton
Can a poor black guy with no education, who happens to be “good with numbers and people,” fulfill his dreams of becoming a successful stock broker?