The Lives of Others
At the State Theater
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Christina Choi

In pre-unification East Berlin, Gerd Wiesler begins an investigation of a German couple suspected of espionage. As they begins smuggling anti-party literature out to West Germany’s sympathetic press, the East Berlin government increases surveillance over the seemingly average couple.

Premonition
At Quality 16 and Showcase
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Linda is a bored housewife, minding after two boringly cute daughters and a boringly attractive husband. Day after day, she awakes to find herself in a bizarre series of events, leading her, in non-sequential order, to find that her husband has died.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
At Quality 16 and Showcase
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

As the Turtles struggle to bridge the gaps time has created between them, they’re also battling to save the world from monster or immortal-stone-statue induced destruction. Unfortunately, “TMNT” epitomizes how the development of our childhood cartoons has left them less than what they used to be.

300
At the State Theater, Quality 16 and Showcase
Rating: 2 OR 4 out of 5 stars

According to our dueling critics, “300” is either an “exuberantly stupid spectacle (that) purports to get the audience off, but there’s no fire here, no heat, and in the end the whole thing turns into a frigid parade of limbs and egos mutilated beyond repair,” or it “speaks to themes of loyalty, honor and duty, but no one bought a ticket to see ‘themes,’ they came to see a battle. And the fighting itself is so beautiful and well-orchestrated it carries the movie.”

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