Hairspray (2007)

BBBB (out of 5) A teenager in the 1960s decides to fight racial segregation and is met with serious threats to her future; sounds like an update of Mississippi Burning until you add big hair, rocking tunes and John Travolta in a dress. Newcomer Nikki Blonsky plays the youngster in question, Tracy, in this wonderful…

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Fever Pitch

BB (out of 5) Poor remake of the British film now has the Peter Pan-complexed male hero obsessed with baseball instead of football (aka soccer). Jimmy Fallon plays a schoolteacher who brings his top mathematics students to Drew Barrymore‘s office on a school trip to see how their field of study is being used practically…

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A History Of Violence

BBBB.5 (out of 5) In a small American town, a cafe owner (Viggo Mortensen) goes about his business in relative peace and quiet until two dangerous criminals try to rob his store and he kills them both. At once a hero among his community and on national television, Mortensen’s actions bring unwanted attention on him…

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