'Inception' nothing short of incredible
Capsule reviews, by Standard-Examiner movie critic Steve Salles, of next Tuesday's releases:
INCEPTION **** (PG-13) Sequences of violence and action throughout. A team of dream specialists is hired to convince a powerful businessman to change the ways of his father's company. As you'll discover, putting an idea into somebody's head and making them think it's their own is a monumental task. Fortunately, this extraordinary film is up to the challenge. 148 minutes.
SHREK FOREVER AFTER *** (PG) Mild action, some rude humor and brief language. It's being labeled as the "final chapter," which will likely increase its box office potential -- since most felt burned by the last installment. It takes an "It's a Wonderful Life" approach, which has been done to death, but it's saved by a vast array of musical numbers and a familiarity to revered characters. It's better than 3, but not as good as 1 or 2. 93 minutes.
Also being released:
A DOG YEAR (Not rated) A writer in the midst of an existential crisis finds his life transformed after adopting an abused border collie in this emotionally uplifting comedy. Based on author Jon Katz's bestselling memoir of the same name, the film opens to find the writer at an emotionally precarious stage in his life. Jeff Bridges stars. 80 minutes.
Steve Salles can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.