One Popcorn: Flop
Two Popcorns: Wait till it’s on video
Three Popcorns: Go see it
Four Popcorns: Standing ovation
Cast: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Kelly Reilly, John Goodman, Bruce Greenwood, Biran Geraghty, Tamara, Tunie, Nadine Velazquez, Peter Gerety, Garcelle Beauvais, Melissa Leo
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Comment: Powerful! Denzel perfectly portrays an alcoholic airline pilot and illustrates the catastrophic ripple effect of this terrible disease. This one will stay with you a while.
Genre: Animated Family Comedy
Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk
Director: Rich Moore
Comment: Sure to be an Oscar nominee for "Best Animated Feature," due to it's "Toy Story"-quality animation, script and current arcade game technology with a retro storyline. Fun for the whole family!
Cast: Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer
Director: Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson
Comment: This one is a real "sleeper" in a good way. Not just a surfer "B" movie but based on a true story loaded with heart and message.
It will suck you in like a 35-foot-high "maverick" wave ... better hold your breath!!