Capsule reviews, by Standard-Examiner movie critic Steve Salles, of next Tuesday's releases:
CASINO JACK *** (R) Pervasive language, some violence and brief nudity. Jack Abramoff was once the king of Washington influence, but he went down in flames after some dirty dealings. Kevin Spacey plays him brilliantly. The sleaze factor is pretty high, but the message is clear. Greed kills. 108 minutes.
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER *** (PG) Some frightening images and sequences of fantasy action. This installment has the younger Pevensie children, a bratty cousin and King Caspian crossing the seas to thwart evil in its own lair. It's a long trip, fraught with occasional stumbling blocks, but features a "Pirates of the Caribbean"-type grand finale that might be worth the voyage. 115 minutes.
I LOVE YOU, PHILLIP MORRIS *** (R) Sexual content including strong dialogue, and language. Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor star in a true story about two lovers forced to deal with a life of crime and deceit. Carrey cons people to get what he wants. McGregor is the innocent who goes with the flow. It's a touching story. 102 minutes.
TRON: LEGACY *** (PG) Sequences of sci-fi action violence and brief mild language. Jeff Bridges has been stuck in TRON world for 20 years, yet when his kid Sam comes to find him, he seems hesitant to leave. What's the deal? Who knows? But all the cool lights and sounds should distract you until you get home and say, "Hey, wait a minute -- what just happened?" 127 minutes.
LITTLE FOCKERS * (PG-13) Mature sexual humor throughout, language and some drug content. The one-joke movie franchise returns for a third installment. Unfortunately, it was written by chimps on crack. This is so lame, using the word "lame" doesn't fully express how ridiculous this film is. If you really hate someone, buy them this movie. They'll "thank" you later. 98 minutes.