Thursday, November 10, 2011
5 STAR DAY
Laid-off, robbed of his car, denuded of his girlfriend, Jake Gibson is a man of many crises. But instead of going all “Michael Douglas in Falling Down,” Jake decides instead to tenderly shank the universe: He will disprove the theory of astrology. To do this, Jake must track down three other people born on the same night in the same hospital as him and compare all their experiences on the same day. At Magic Lantern (JO) Not Rated
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MCKINLEY NOLAN
Mickey Rourke, Henry Cavill and Jon Hurt star in what appears to be yet another ultra-violent clash between grim-faced ancient warriors and the angry gods above. Zeus chooses Theseus (Cavill), a mere human, to fight the ruthless King Hyperion (Rourke, growly as ever), who is rampaging across Greece to find a weapon that can destroy humankind. Lots of serious oaths declared, spears thrown in battle and an angry tidal wave. Directed by Tarsem Singh, who created the visually interesting flick “The Fall.” (JO) Rated R
A skeleton crew is working the final shift at a soon-to-be demolished Rhode Island police station when a man carrying the head of a murdered girl turns himself in. But is he a serial killer thought to be dead who has come back to life after 13 years, or actually a demon called Inkubus who toys with the crew and uses them as pawns in his plans of revenge and mayhem? (There is no third option.) (LZ) Not rated.
JACK AND JILL
There's always one person in your family who you can't stand. For Jack Sadelstein, it's his identical twin sister, Jill. Jack is used to a tranquil life with his wife and kids. Jill's weekend visit for Thanksgiving is the one time each year that he has to put up with her disruptions, but this year, she doesn't want to leave. Adam Sandler plays both twins, and Katie Holmes and Al Pacino co-star. (LZ) Rated PG