Director: Paul Hunter. With Chow Yun-Fat, Seann William Scott, Jamie King. (103 min.)
Staff **1/2 In Tibet in 1943, the "Monk Without a Name" (Yun-Fat) becomes the protector of a sacred scroll that will make its reader the ruler of the world. Naturally, the Nazis want it. Sixty years later, his term of office is nearly over, and the monk comes to the US - Nazis still in pursuit - to find a successor. What he finds is a kung-fu loving pickpocket (Scott) and a mysterious girl (King). The mixture of martial arts, super-hero comic book, and Eastern philosophy doesn't really come together, but it moves quickly. By M.K. Terrell
Sex/Nudity: 2 scenes with innuendo. Violence: 20 scenes, including kung-fu battles. Profanity: 11 harsh profanities. Drugs: Several scenes with drinking, smoking.
Director: Andrew Davis. With Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Patricia Arquette, Shia LeBeouf. (111 min.)
Staff *** See review.
Director: Lukas Moodysson. With Oksana Akinshina, Artiom Bogucharskij, Elina Benenson. (109 min.)
Sterritt *** Left to fend for herself by an uncaring mother and an impersonal society, a teenage girl sinks into a spiral of abuse by others and misguided decisions of her own. Set mostly in an unnamed part of the former Soviet Union, this grim Danish-Swedish production is socially revealing and artistically creative, both coldly realistic and infused with compassion for its heroine and her youth culture. In Russian and Swedish with English subtitles.
Director: Jennifer Dworkin. With Love Hinson, Diane Hazzard, Donyaeh Hazzard, Willie Hazzard. (155 min.)
Sterritt **** See review.
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