by INLANDER STAFF & r & & r & STREET KINGS & r & & r & Keanu Reeves is the veteran detective who does things his own way, and whose life is going down the tubes. When he's caught in a situation where other cops have been killed, he turns to self-preservation while trying to figure out what went wrong. And wouldn't you know it, Internal Affairs is watching his every move. Good acting from Reeves, surprisingly bad acting from Forest Whitaker, and familiar territory for crime film fans. (ES) Rated R
Dennis Quaid plays a smart, but socially inept college professor with several strikes against him: He's in a mid-life crisis, a seizure limits his ability to drive and he has to rely on his freeloading brother (Thomas Haden Church) to get around, and he has a wisecracking teenage daughter (Ellen Page) who's got her own problems. Oh, and he falls in love with his doctor, a former student of his (Sarah Jessica Parker). Did we mention this is a comedy? (DN) Rated R
Prom night at swanky Bridgeport High School turns into a night from hell when a past admirer/stalker of Donna Keppel (Brittany Snow), three days out of prison, decides to crash the party. Said stalker terrorizes everyone in the hotel where the prom is held. Cops are called. See if the subtitle, A Night To Die For, comes true. (DN) 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.