February 29, 2008 Forty years ago, another presidential race was focused on an unpopular war. The 1968 Chicago convention riots — and the "Chicago Seven" tried in their wake — are the subject of an unorthodox documentary.
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February 28, 2008 The story of anti-war protesters on trial in 1969, retold with an inventive mix of archival footage and motion-capture animation. Hank Azaria, Mark Ruffalo and other stars play Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin and their compatriots.
February 28, 2008 Sisters Anne (Natalie Portman) and Mary Boleyn (Scarlett Johansson) compete for the love of Henry VIII. For all the intrigue, Justin Chadwick's film is essentially a well-upholstered soap opera.
February 28, 2008 The owner, coach and star player of a '70s pro basketball team struggles to keep the team from going under. Insipid comedy doesn't measure up to earlier Will Ferrell films.
February 26, 2008 Penelope (Christina Ricci) has a disfiguring family curse — a pig-like nose — that can only be broken by true love. The nose scares off most potential suitors, except Max (James McAvoy), and the plot may scare off most audiences over the age of eight.
February 23, 2008 Bob Mondello reviews one of the foreign films up for an Academy Award at the Oscar ceremony on Sunday. The Counterfeiters is an Austrian drama set in World War II.
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February 22, 2008 Kicked out of prep school, over-shrunk rich kid offers counseling — and prescription antidepressants — to his new public-school peers in a makeshift office in the boys' bathroom. An improbably charming comedy.
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February 21, 2008 A small group of Jews, held in a Nazi concentration camp, are spared their lives — as long as they work on a massive counterfeit operation. Based on true story, and nominated for an Oscar.
February 21, 2008 A mysterious transmission radiates through the city of Terminus, driving citizens into murderous mania. Shot in three parts, by three directors, the film's an intriguing experiment — but a disjointed plot makes for low entertainment value.
February 21, 2008 Sensitive student Charlie Bartlett plays shrink to his classmates — in the stalls of the school's bathrooms. John Poll's comedy succeeds with a light directorial touch and pitch-perfect casting.
February 21, 2008 His brain magnetized (don't ask), a junkyard worker inadvertently destroys all the VHS tapes in his friend Mike's rental store — and to restock the joint, resorts to producing amateur remakes.
February 21, 2008 The U.S. president is shot during a war-on-terrorism summit in Vantage Point. Eight different points of view reveal a mystery behind the assassination attempt — if you can trust any one of them.
February 13, 2008 When siblings Jared, Simon and Mallory move into a mysterious old house, they find they're not alone. Convincing digital goblins chase the siblings through an adventure that conforms to genre but should appeal to kids.
February 13, 2008 On the verge of divorce, Will Hayes tells his 11-year-old daughter the story of how he met his wife, her mother. His daughter Maya is hungry for details, and Hayes reveals them — mystery-style.
February 13, 2008 Street dancer Andie (Briana Evigan) struggles to fit in at an elite art school. She finds romance with Chase (Robert Hoffman) and brings her sheltered ballerina friends to the streets. The steps are appealing, the script appalling. The score? Dance: 10, Plot: 3.
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