by Inlander Staff & r & & r & LUCKY YOU & r & Here is the entirety of IMDb plot summary: "A hotshot poker player tries to win a tournament in Vegas, but is fighting a losing battle with his personal problems. Eric Bana, who plays the gambler Huck Cheever, was excellent in Blackhawk Down and as Brad Pitt's nemesis, Hector, in Troy. And, the role of his dad, L.C. Cheever, is played by Robert Duvall, who is in my pantheon of movie gods for his acting in Tender Mercies and The Great Santini. Wanna bet Lucky You may be shallow on plot and deep on character? (KT) Rated PG-13
The first film was pretty good, the second was great, this one ups the action and the angst (and the effects budget) and is the best of the series. Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst) have everything going for them, till a black blob of goo drops from the sky, just about the same time a bunch of different people turn into villainous monsters -- with Spidey in their sights. Multi-leveled storytelling zips along at a frantic pace, but director Sam Raimi, despite leaving questions about the power of the goo, maintains masterful control. Dark, but lots of fun. (ES) Rated PG-13
YEAR OF THE DOG
John C. Reilly as a pet-slaying sociopath? Laura Dern as stick-assed mom? Molly Shannon as a hopeless social cripple? Okay, that last one's not strange, but the first two kinda are. Mike White, who wrote Chuck and Buck, The Good Girl and (unfortunately) Nacho Libre, makes his writer/director debut in this story about losing a dog to find a man. (LB) 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.