Opening on Oct. 8-Buried, Life As We Know It, My Soul To Take and Secretariat

  Unlike last week, this week’s movies that go wide are not interesting.

  The only exception is Buried, a movie starring Ryan “Green Lantern” Reynolds as a man trapped in a wooden coffin and do anything he can to look for help. Reynold’s performance is great and does not seem contrived as he displays a wide variety of emotions; however, the movie’s ending is predictable as the film progresses.

  The other two films (Life As We Know It and Secretariet) are not as exciting or entertaining as Buried. Katherine Heigl stars in another romantic comedy with Fergie’s hubby Josh Duhamel in Life As We Know It, where Heigl and Duhamel adopt a baby when a mutual friend of their dies. Yeah, it sounds exciting…not! I did not see the movie, but then again, I am not interested in purchasing a ticket for that film.

  Secretariat would be a good movie if anyone does not see the 2003 film Seabiscuit places . Set in the 1970s, the movie is about a housewife (Diane Lane) who takes over his ailing father’s (Scott Glenn) horse stables. With the help of an eccentric French-Canadian horse trainer (John Malkovich), she is able foster the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. I am sorry but I have already seen this movie before when it was called Seabiscuit. Lane and Malkovich’s performance are good, but it does save the movie from clichés and slow pace.

  The last movie is director Wes Craven’s new film, My Soul To Take, which has been delayed for two years. A serial killer returns to his hometown to cause murder and mayhem with the killer’s son (Max Theiriot) looking to save his friends from a grisly fate. This movie was not screened, which is never a good sign.

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