by Inlander Staff & r & Just Like Heaven -- A romantic comedy about a workaholic doctor (Reese Witherspoon) who dies -- well, sorta -- then goes to battle (as a spirit) with the sad, lonely guy (Mark Ruffalo) who gets her old apartment. The film is kind of tepid and borrows freely from other similar ones, but the acting is quite good, and it's all funnier than the trailer makes it out to be. (ES) Rated PG-13
Lord of War -- Ever wonder how all these armies, militias, rebel factions and guerilla groups -- not to mention the terrorists -- get their guns? Nic Cage tells us that there is one gun for every 12th person in the world. The question he asks is, "How do we arm the other 11?" This is going to be a black comedy with a message, and perhaps another Three Kings. Rated R
Cry Wolf -- How many more horror movies will be about a prank gone wrong? How many more horror movies will make commentary on teen social mores? How many more horror movies will self-consciously talk about the nature of horror movies? How many more horror movies will have the killer stalking people via Instant Message? At least one more. Rated PG-13
The new one is smart and funny and action-packed, and it’s bigger and better and sleeker. And Downey does it again, this time ramping up Stark’s arrogant wisecracking, telling anyone who’ll listen (mostly women) that, via the creation of his powerful Iron Man suit, he’s brought years of uninterrupted peace to the world.