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Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Sarah’s Key, Vincere, Cosmonaut and Our Idiot Brother
Guy Pearce and his flashlight stalk the creatures his daughter stirred up in the basement in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. (read more)
Aug 26th, 2011
One Day, Terri, Fright Night, Spy Kids 4, The Help upgraded, a flashy car racer and one of the funniest films ever
Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway play the almost lovers in One Day. Popular novel, but what of the movie?
Aug 19th, 2011
The Help, The Whistleblower, 30 Minutes or Less, Final Destination 5 and a catch-up look at the new Planet of the Apes movie
Racial segregation in Mississippi is the subject. Light and easy-to-take is the tone. Does that work in The Help? (read more)
Aug 12th, 2011
The Tempest, The Change-Up, Another Earth, plus horror in a tunnel and film noir angst
Ben Whishaw as Ariel and Helen Mirren as Prospera in a reworked The Tempest. How does Shakespeare’s last play fare with them? (Read more)
Aug 5th, 2011
Cowboys & Aliens, The Trip, Project Nim, The Smurfs, Werner Herzog in a cave in 3D, and more
Daniel Craig turns up an old west we’ve never seen before in this week’s biggest film, Cowboys & Aliens. (read more)
Jul 29th, 2011
Captain America, Friends with Benefits, Life Above All and portraits of an Eco-Pirate and a paranoid chess master
Captain America, the comic book hero from the 1940s is brought back in a big new film. To what effect? (read more)
Jul 22nd, 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Winnie the Pooh, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan plus films on newspapers and travel
The boy wizard is now a young man and takes his final movie bow in Harry Potter #8.The series ends on a high. (Read more)
Jul 15th, 2011
Horrible Bosses, Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, Zookeeper, Small Town Murder Songs and more
Recognize this actor playing one of the Horrible Bosses? To find out who he is and how the movie plays, read more.
Jul 8th, 2011
Transformers Dark of the Moon, Larry Crowne, The Mountie and a Czech retrospective
The shapeshifting toys are back in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, one of the biggest movies of the summer but a blow to history. (read more)
Jul 1st, 2011
Bad Teacher, Cars 2, Beginners, an epic history from China and a rediscovered sci-fi gem
School’s out. Cameron Diaz has an unpleasant view of it all in Bad Teacher.
Jun 24th, 2011