Movie Blurbs

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Sep 062006
 
Authors: Jeff Schwartz

Invincible

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear and Elizabeth Banks

Running Time: 1 hr. 48 min.

Rated: PG

Summary: This feel-good, inspirational sports drama from the House of Mouse stars Wahlberg as Vince Papale, a recently-divorced substitute teacher and die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan. A recipe for heartbreak? Perhaps, until the Eagles’ new coach, played by Kinnear, decides to hold open tryouts, and Papale, miraculously, makes the team. There’s nothing really new here – if you’ve seen “Remember the Titans,” “Miracle” or “The Rookie,” you’ve seen “Invincible.” But the flipside of that coin is if you liked all those movies, you’ll definitely like “Invincible.”

Beerfest

Starring: Paul Soter and Steve Lemme

Running Time: 1 hr. 50 min.

Rated: R

Summary: From the director of such intellectual think-pieces as “Super Troopers” and “Club Dread,” comes an ode to Oktoberfest, women whose clothes just can’t seem to stay on, and games related to the consumption of, you guessed it, beer. The film’s plot, if you can call it that, focuses on two brothers who stumble upon a super-secret festival of beer drinking. But really, I don’t need to be telling you any of this because you already know whether or not you want to see this movie. So if this is your particular keg of beer, revel in its cinematic gluttony. If not, well, just about any other movie will do.

The Descent

Starring: Shauna MacDonald, Natalie Mendoza, and Alex Reid

Running Time: 1 hr. 39 min.

Rated: R

Summary: Hyperbolically heralded by one reviewer as the best horror film since “Alien,” this scream fest is, nevertheless, one of the better-reviewed horror pics in recent memory. It focuses on six girlfriends who become stranded in a vast cave filled with a strange species of “humanoid” that begins to hunt the girls as prey. Expect thrills, chills, spills and the perfunctory scene where one inventive heroine outsmarts her predator. For horror junkies and those with six extra bucks.

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