TONY SCOTT'S rousing "Unstoppable" is something unique in contemporary Hollywood - a big, glossy thriller about two men just trying to do their blue-collar jobs.
Though it is well known the camera loves Rachel McAdams, "Morning Glory" takes no chances, and arranges a shotgun marriage.
If you haven't considered suicide before you see Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls," you may by the time it's finished.
Gary Thompson: You can look at "Due Date" as a foulmouthed "Planes, Trains and Automobiles," or as "The Hangover 1.5," something to tide you over until 2.0 arrives.
Among those surprised at the sleeper success of "Despicable Me," no doubt, were the folks at DreamWorks Animation, and not in a good way.
If you weren't scrutinizing the intel debacles leading up to the Iraq war, your first exposure to Valerie Plame might have been her glam Vanity Fair cover shot.
"Tamara Drewe" is a witty Brit lit meta-comedy in the manner of "Bridget Jones's Diary."
"The Office" meets al Qaeda in "Four Lions," a movie that applies the British talent for institutional satire to a U.K. terror cell.
Charles Ferguson, who rips into bailed-out banks in his documentary "Inside Job," will not be easy to dismiss as an antibusiness pinko.
Matt Damon talks to the dead in "Hereafter," though after awhile, it's hard to tell who's who.
Gary Thompson: "Conviction" is a remarkable true story, and where there's a remarkable true story to be released on the eve of Oscar season, Hilary Swank ("Boys Don't Cry," "Amelia") cannot be far behind.
Gary Thompson: Bruce Willis is in no danger of prolonged unemployment - he's not expendable, he's in "The Expendables." So while he's not the guy cashiered into the void of obsolescence and idleness known as early retirement, he's a good enough actor to play that guy, which he does in "Red."
There are three stand-up comedians in the cast of "It's Kind of a Funny Story," a movie about a suicidal teen who checks himself into a psych ward.
"Life As We Know It" thinks it's found the missing ingredient in the modern, moribund romantic comedy: gruesomeness.
You don't need a crystal ball to guess that "You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger" is Woody Allen's latest cynical, curdled take on the human condition.
"Buried" would make an awesome double bill alongside "Inception," as opposite ends of the clever, concept-movie spectrum.
They're pitching "Let Me In" as a movie from the guy who made "Cloverfield," and that's more than a little immodest.
"The Town" is exceptional in that actor-turned-director Ben Affleck shows such a knack for propulsive storytelling.
I don't know if the education documentary "Waiting for Superman" will win the Oscar, but it should win some sort of prize for not using the word "outcomes."