The 25th Hour Sure it’s supposed to be shocking, but a crescendo with a bulldozer just doesn’t do it. Poor show, Spike. But at least Hoffman gets some from little Anna. At Showcase: 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:20, 12:10 (Fri. and Sat.) 3.5 stars

About Schmidt See, “Election” was only the beginning. It’s not a pyramid scheme … most people think it’s a pyramid scheme, but it’s not! At Showcase: 1:30, 4:05, 6:40, 9:15, 11:55 (Fri. and Sat.) 5 stars

Adaptation It’s like a battle between motors and horses, like technology vs. horse. Oh how true, Charli e… so very true. At Showcase: 12:35, 3:10, 5:30, 7:55, 10:20, 12:40 (Fri. and Sat.) 5 stars

A Guy Thing Finding true love in the form of your future wife’s cousin. Now here’s a movie we can all relate to. Question for Jason Lee: How badly do you want to ruin your once promising career? At Showcase: 12:20, 2:30, 4:45, 7:00, 9:25, 11:45 (Fri. and Sat.) 1.5 stars

Antwone Fisher Yes, finally, a film where symbolism comes through food. Pancakes really are good! The inner child can now be released. At Showcase: 1:20, 3:50, 6:35, 9:05, 11:40 (Fri. and Sat.) 3 stars

Catch Me if You Can Leo should be the next Superman. Any 30 year-old who can consistantly pull off looking like he’s 15 can certainly be Clark Kent in my book. At Madstone: 1:05, 4:00, 7:00, 9:45 At Showcase: 1:15, 4:00, 6:45, 9:35, 12:20 (Fri. and Sat.) 4 stars

Chicago Constantly referring to Queen Latifa as Mama … maybe they’re trying to say something. At Showcase: 12:15, 12:45, 2:35, 3:05, 4:55, 5:25, 7:15, 7:45, 9:40, 10:10, 12:05 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:35 (Fri. and Sat.) 4 stars

Frida Unibrowed women should rule the world. Or at least the world should be able to see so much of Selma all the time. At Madstone: 1:00, 7:00 4 stars

Gangs of New York Knife throwing has never looked so fun. At Madstone: 3:30, 9:30 At Showcase: 1:10, 4:35, 8:10, 11:35 (Fri. and Sat.) 4.5 stars

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets No Potter next year, but look for “Harry Pooter and the Chastity of Hermione.” At Showcase: 12:10 3 stars

The Hours Sounds like a male weepy, but will it beat out the real good films of the year? Right, like that would ever happen … At Showcase: 12:00, 2:25, 4:50, 7:10, 9:55, 12:20 (Fri. and Sat.) 5 stars

Just Married For the sake of this film and those like it, if there were no movies shown until May, the whole world would be better off. At Showcase: 12:40, 2:45, 4:40, 7:05, 9:10, 11:15 (Fri. and Sat.) 3 stars

Kangaroo Jack How it topped the charts, nobody will ever know. Only time will tell the boundless success that a talking kangaroo can bring. I guess you’re right, it would be food for thought. At Showcase: 12:05, 2:20, 4:20, 7:50, 9:00, 11:00 (Fri. and Sat.)

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers We don’t say anything unless it’s worth taking a long … time … to … say. Treebeard was snubbed for the Best Supporting Actor award. They should’ve learned after “Neverending Story.” At Madstone: 1:00, 4:15, 7:45 At Showcase: 1:00, 4:30, 8:00, 11:30 (Fri. and Sat.) 5 stars

Maid in Manhattan Jen and Ben. It rhymes … maybe it’ll last as long as this has been in theaters. A magic trick beyond contemplation, almost as questionable as making this movie. At Showcase: 3:15, 9:40, 11:30 (Fri. and Sat.) 1.5 stars

My Big Fat Greek Wedding Nothing can be said about this anymore. It just doesn’t go away. At Madstone: 1:10, 3:10, 5:10, 7:10, 9:10 3 stars

Narc The influence of “Blair Witch” begins to shine. Just don’t look at the screen too long at the beginning. Who’s the masta? Sho’ nuff! At Showcase: 12:30, 2:50, 5:05, 7:30, 10:05, 12:30 (Fri. and Sat.) 3.5 stars

National Security Call the police, get this one a gurney. My, my … how low will Martin go? At Showcase: 12:55, 1:25, 3:00, 3:30, 5:10, 5:40, 7:35, 8:05, 9:45, 10:15, 11:50 (Fri. and Sat.), 12:20 (Fri. and Sat.) 1 star

The Pianist Adrien Brody actually ate only potatoes for the year before he made the film. Now that would be dedication. At Showcase: 1:40, 4:20, 7:05, 9:55 5 stars

Two Weeks Notice It would be so much more interesting if Sandra killed Hugh and got caught in an identity crisis murder mystery. Yeah, “The Net” was a good one. At Showcase: 5:15, 7:20 2 stars

The Wild Thornberry’s Movie We weep for the day that this movie shall leave us. At Showcase: Noon

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