Volkmar Richter

Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.

Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, plus music and Brazilian films

Annette Bening and Julianne Moore head up an alternative family with ultra-modern issues in The Kids Are All Right. Leonardo DiCaprio goes futuristic with Inception. (Read more)

The Girl Who Played with Fire, Despicable Me, Wild Grass

Lisbeth Salander is back but hiding from the police and Russian gangsters in The Girl Who Played With Fire. (read more)

Twilight #3 is big, the newly restored Metropolis is bigger and Cyrus is oddball fun

Bella makes her choice: vampire or werewolf for a boyfriend. The third Twilight is here. (Read more)

Winter’s Bone outclasses the big guys, Tom Cruise, Adam Sandler, Coco and Igor

Jennifer Lawrence stars in a small film set in the Ozark Mountains called Winter’s Bone. It’s one of the best of the year. (Read more)

A fine conclusion to the Toy Story saga, Jonah Hex from the comics and fumbling for sex in Year of the Carnivore

Andy may have outgrown his toys but we haven’t, not in Toy Story 3. (Read more)

The 80s are back with The Karate Kid and The A-Team. Or you can look far back to a woman's struggle in 400 A.D.

Will Smith's son Jaden is the new Karate Kid although that's kung fu that Jackie Chan is teaching him. (Read more)

Rock goes wild in Get Him To The Greek, dogs talk in Marmaduke, and geneticists play God in Splice

You've seen then before, with Sarah Marshall. Now Aldous Snow and that stocky guy are in their own movie. (Read more)

Carrie and the girls are back with Sex and the City 2

Carrie Bradshaw brings her three gal pals and her fashion sense to "the new Middle East". How does that work out? Also new in theatres: A Prince of Persia, four cute Babies and a grumpy Maid. (Read

Shrek is back one last time; Michael Caine takes out the trash and Bollywood aims high with Kites

Shrek and Fiona’s marriage hits a rocky patch and some unique ogre challenges in their latest film. (Read more)

Legendary characters everywhere: Russell Crowe as Robin Hood, Trotsky in Montreal and Juliet in Verona

Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott. Together again, with Robin Hood. Have they got another Gladiator? (Read more)