09.55p 12.26.2009

Sherlock Holmes

Marcus Crosswoods UltraScreen Cinema


Sherlock Holmes has made his reputation finding the truth at the heart of the most complex mysteries. With the aid of Dr. John Watson, his trusted ally, the renowned "consulting detective" is unequaled in his pursuit of criminals of every stripe, whether relying on his singular powers of observation, his remarkable deductive skills, or the blunt force of his fists. But now a storm is gathering over London, a threat unlike anything that Holmes has ever confronted...and just the challenge he's looking for. After a string of brutal, ritualistic murders, Holmes and Watson arrive just in time to save the latest victim and uncover the killer: the unrepentant Lord Blackwood. As he approaches his scheduled hanging, Blackwood -- who has terrorized inmates and jailers alike with his seeming connection to dark and powerful forces -- warns Holmes that death has no power over him and, in fact, his execution plays right into Blackwood's plans. And when, by all indications, Blackwood makes good on his promise, his apparent resurrection panics London and confounds Scotland Yard. But to Holmes, the game is afoot. Racing to stop Blackwood's deadly plot, Holmes and Watson plunge into a world of the dark arts and startling new technologies, where logic is sometimes the best crime-fighting weapon...but where a good right hook will often do the job.


10.10p 12.19.2009


Marcus Crosswoods UltraScreen Cinema


"Avatar" is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people.

The Chow on Ninja Assassin

Four minutes. Four minutes from the opening credits to the first person is killed. Either that or he's auditioning for a part as a Canadian on South Park.

Anyways, Ninja Assassin followed action movie laws fairly well. I have no complaints in this department.

* The hero can take more hits than anyone else.

* The hero can shrug off injuries that'd kill a blue whale.

* The Law of Inversely Proportional Badassery. This is where there are more of something, the weaker they are. One ninja = World's Most Prolific and Deadly Killer. 20 ninjas = cannon fodder.

The last law holds true in more serious action movies as well. For example, near the end of in Batman Begins, Batman is threatened by two of Ras al-Ghul's "ninjas". Batman remarks he can take on two of them, Ras calls in "reinforcements." Batman didn't say "I can take two of your goons" because he's cocky, he said it cause he's smart. He knows the Law of Inverse Badassery, and knows those two goons must be tough. So, he tricks Ras to sending more goons, thus instantly causing all the goons to forget years of combat training and making Batman's fight much easier.

-The Chow


10.05p 12.12.2009

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

Marcus Crosswoods UltraScreen Cinema


"The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day" is the continuation of the saga of the MacManus brothers. The two have been in deep hiding with their father, Il Duce, in the quiet valleys of Ireland, far removed from their former vigilante lives. When word comes that a beloved priest has been killed by sinister forces from deep within the mob, the brothers return to Boston to mount a violent and bloody crusade to bring justice to those responsible. With a new partner in crime and a sexy FBI operative hot on their trail, the Saints are back!


09.50p 12.05.2009


Marcus Crosswoods UltraScreen Cinema


A crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risks their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist -- against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But, when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and all bets are off.

Thanks Joe!