About Schmidt Dear N’dugu, Jack is back and we think Kathy is a great actress, but why oh why does the hot tub scene have to be in the movie? Those of faint stomach avert thine eyes. At Showcase: 1:15, 1:45, 4:00, 4:30, 6:50, 7:20, 9:25, 9:55, 11:55 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:25 (Fri. and Sat.)

Adaptation Malkovich Malkovich! Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich. Yeah, it’s kinda like that. Watch out for the Brian Cox scene, it’s a scorcher! At Showcase: 12:35, 3:00, 5:30, 7:55, 10:20, 12:40 (Fri. and Sat.) 5 stars

Catch Me if You Can Spielberg’s attempt to make everyone forget the conundrum that was “AI.” Nice try, but audiences don’t forgive so easily, even if this movie is so damn good. At Madstone: 1:05, 4:00, 7:00, 9:45. At Showcase: 12:20, 2:10, 3:15, 3:45, 5:15, 6:45, 8:15, 9:45, 10:15, 11:50 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:35 (Fri. and Sat.) 4 stars

Chicago Richard Gere plays a lawyer who thinks he has the world on a string. John C. has the best number as somebody that nobody notices. At Showcase: 12:00, 12:30, 2:20, 2:50, 4:55, 5:25, 7:15, 7:45, 9:40, 10:10, 11:50 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:20 (Fri. and Sat.) 4 stars

Die Another Day And the Daily’s new vote for who next should assume the role of James Bond is … Jason Statham. He was cool as Turkish and he won our hearts in “The Transporter.” Once he grows some hair he has our vote. At Showcase: 9:35, 12:15 (Fri. and Sat.) 3 stars

Far From Heaven Exploits the taboos of 1950’s melodramas and exposes a film like “Magnificent Obsession” for exactly what it is … bad. At Madstone: 1:45, 4:15, 7:05, 9:30 4 stars

Frida Of course Selma is a terrific actress, who else could have pulled off the dancing in “From Dusk till Dawn” so well? At Madstone: 1:00, 3:20, 7:00, 9:20 4 stars

Gangs of New York It’s long and it’s great, but why is everyone buried in Brooklyn? At Madstone: 1:30, 5:00, 8:15 4.5 stars

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Everyone knows that these stories borrow from just about every great fantasy ever written, but listen to Bowie’s “The Wild Eyed Boy Who Lived Under the Stairs” and you will discover its true origins. At Showcase: 12:05, 3:20, 6:30 3 stars

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Dumbledore the first has passed, and we have yet to recover, but there is still hope that Gandalf might find a way to be resurrected for the third Potter. Would any other great old English actor fit better … I think not. At Madstone: 1:00, 4:15, 7:45 At Showcase: 12:10, 12:40, 1:40, 4:10, 5:10, 6:40, 7:40, 9:00, 11:15 (Fri. and Sat.) 5 stars

Maid in Manhattan With a modern Cinderella story, isn’t it obvious that J Lo is trying to develop her acting with new and different roles? It’s ok though, she’s obviously focused on her booming perfume career. At Showcase: 12:15, 2:25, 4:40, 7:10, 9:20, 11:35 (Fri. and Sat.)

My Big Fat Greek Wedding Why is this film still in the theaters? The DVD is coming out soon. GO AWAY! At Madstone: 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10, 9:10 3 stars

Pinocchio Film versions of this story just don’t seem to work out. What were you thinking Roberto; you must have done something wrong to have your movie receive worse reviews than “AI.” At Showcase: 12:00

Standing in the Shadows of Motown There can be nothing better than watching a bunch of old musicians sit around and tell stories, and having Bootsie Collins sit in only makes it better. At Madstone: 1:15, 3:30, 7:15, 9:30 4 stars

Star Trek: Nemesis At least Geordie can look back at a career as Lamar Latrell, and Picard is now Professor Xavier. Look for the Number 1 spin-off coming this fall. At Showcase: 9:05, 11:30 (Fri. and Sat.)

Two Weeks Notice Gee, a movie with Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant … I wonder if they end up falling in love. At Showcase: 12:25, 4:45, 9:10, 11:25 (Fri. and Sat.) 2 stars

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