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.