2012-02-23 / Arts & Entertainment News


Safe House

(Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga) Young CIA Agent Matt Weston (Reynolds) attempts to keep rogue former agent Tobin Frost (Washington) in custody as they travel through South Africa. The story is predictable and the action is over edited to the point of nausea. Rated R.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

(Dwayne Johnson, Josh Hutcherson, Michael Caine) Punk teenager Sean (Hutcherson) and his mother’s (Kristin Davis) boyfriend (Johnson) search for Sean’s grandfather (Caine) on a lost island. It’s loosely based on the Jules Verne novel, and book lovers will smile at the liberties taken with classic literature; but the acting, dialog, story and visual effects are nothing to write home about. Rated PG.

The Woman in Black

(Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Janet McTeer) A London lawyer (Radcliffe) out to prove himself takes a job in the English countryside searching for a dead woman’s will. Little does he know her house is haunted. Radcliffe is impressive in his first big non-Harry Potter role, and there are some quality scares along the way. Rated PG-13. ¦

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