Last Call

January 09, 2009

last call

BOLT *** 1/2 ( 3 1/2 STARS) Disney proved there's life in the Mouse House yet with this ode to a dog who thinks he's a superhero and the girl who loves him just for being a dog. The movie has been packing them in at theaters showcasing it in digital 3-D, but its essential and considerable joy comes from watching Bolt, a TV action star who mistakes his fantasy adventures for reality, learn, finally, how to act like a dog.

Chris Kaltenbach

Defiance : (Paramount Vantage) Based on a true story of Jewish brothers who escape Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II and take refuge in the Belarussian woods with other refugees. With Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell.

Hotel for Dogs : (Paramount/DreamWorks) Two kids secretly take in nine stray dogs at a vacant house. With Don Cheadle and Emma Roberts.

Last Chance Harvey : (Overture Films) Dustin Hoffman stars as a middle-age man at a low point in his life who meets a bristly woman in an airport. With Emma Thompson and James Brolin.

My Bloody Valentine 3-D : (Lionsgate) A 3-D remake of the 1980s slasher flick about a killer who strikes on the romantic holiday. With Jensen Ackles and Jaime King.

Notorious : (Fox Searchlight) The life and death story of Notorious B.I.G., who took the world of rap music by storm. With Angela Bassett and Jamal Woolard.

Paul Blart Mall Cop : (Columbia Pictures) A mild-mannered security guard becomes a hero when a shopping mall is overtaken by a gang of thugs. With Kevin James and Keir O'Donnell.

The Wrestler: (Fox Searchlight) A one-time professional wrestler lives for the thrill of the show until a heart attack forces him to evaluate the state of his life. With Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei.

Release dates are subject to change.

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