PICK OF THE WEEK
Critics are giving 9
mixed reviews, saying it offers deliriously dark visuals and inventive sound effects - but the story lets the CGI work down.
When 9 first comes to life, he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone, and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group, 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good. They must take the offensive if they are to survive, and they must discover why the machines want to destroy them in the first place. As they'll soon come to learn, the very future of civilization may depend on them. 9
stars Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, features the music of Danny Elfman, and is produced by visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov.
CHEAP THRILL OF THE WEEK
When five sorority girls inadvertently cause the murder of one of their sisters in a prank gone wrong, they agree to keep the matter to themselves and never speak of it again. This proves easier said than done, when after graduation a mysterious killer goes after the five of them and anyone who knows their secret...
Critics are giving Sorority Row
mixed reviews, saying there are enough staples of the horror genre to entertain and scare audiences.
ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTARY OF THE WEEK
Critics are giving Crude
great reviews, saying it's a knock-your-socks-off documentary that will leave you speechless.
travels to South America, where it investigates the mammoth "Amazon Chernobyl" case from a variety of angles, refusing to take the side of any single person or side. Though it is a non-fiction documentary in form, Berlinger's film has the pull of a legal drama where human life and the environment are at stake.
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