Robert DeNiro plays the part of a widower whose young daughter has befriended a rather peculiar imaginary friend. At first, the father thinks his daughter is finding strange and often frightening ways of dealing with her mother’s death. But when the father realizes it’s not his daughter but her imaginary friend who’s responsible for the abnormalities around the house, it’s not all fun and games an

By Gus Bode

While attempting to render a scary movie, “Hide and Seek” ends up conforming to too many scary movie stereotypes and ends up presenting itself as a futile and disappointing movie.

Rated R, 1 hour, 45 minutes. Playing at Showplace 8.

This Clint Eastwood hit has the heart of the champion and earns its right as a top contender for Oscar Gold. Hilary Swank is Maggie Fitzgerald, a 30-something rookie boxer who fights for the attention of gritty trainer Frankie Dunn. Good acting and good directing, this movie is a must-see. Also starring Morgan Freeman.


Rated PG-13, 2 hours, 17 minutes. Playing at Showplace 8.

Following in the stead of “Daredevil,” said enthusiast Elektra Natchios is revived by the Order of the Hand. Elektra is assigned to kill a man, Mark Miller, as well as his 13-year-old daughter, both of whom she befriends. But defying the Order of the Hand comes with a price, and so Elektra must defend not only herself but also those who have won a place in her heart.

Rated PG-13, 1 hour 36 minutes. Playing at Showplace 8.

Dan Foreman (Dennis Quaid) is headed for a shakeup. He is demoted from head of ad sales for a major magazine when the company he works for is acquired in a corporate takeover. His new boss, Carter Duryea (Topher Grace), is half his age – a business school prodigy who preaches corporate synergy.

The story sounds fairly simple – until Dan’s daughter (Scarlett Johansson) falls for Carter and throws a wrench into the whole workplace drama. Directed by “About a Boy” alumnus Paul Weitz, “In Good Company” isn’t a film that flaunts anything, well, anything other than a good story, that is.

Rated PG-13, 1 hour, 50 minutes. Playing at University Place 8.