Larry Mantle |

An excellent weekend for new movies




If you're like me, you might still be catching up on the Oscar nominated films. However, it's great to have several options for brand new releases.

Leading the pack is Roman Polanski's, "Ghost Writer." Both our critics, Wade Major and Claudia Puig, were very impressed with the film. That was in contrast to Martin Scorsese's "Shutter Island," which was only intermittently involving. Parts of "Shutter Island" were quite creepy and effective.

Our critics were also high on the French movie, "The Girl on the Train," directed by Andre Techine, and the Israeli film, "Ajami."

Monday, we'll update the surge in Afghanistan. Have a great weekend!