Movies for this week

The International
When Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) begins to investigate the actions of a major banking institution, a stagnant can of worms is exposed. Murder, mayhem, global terror, all financed by the bank. With the help of Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts), Louis attempts to bring the bank down, but at what cost? High tension and action keep this adventure film fun. Not a lot of new territory covered here but perhaps worthy of a matinee if you need a testosterone fix. The International is rated R.

Confessions of a Shopaholic
Aspiring magazine writer Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) dreams of writing for the top fashion magazine Alette. Through a series of unfortunate events Rebecca ends up writing for a financial magazine instead. But everything is not yet lost as her hunky boss Luke (Hugh Dancy) helps guide her to success as a financial writer for the woman trying to avoid consumer debt. The catch, Rebecca is a hypocrite, will she be exposed, how will she pay off her debt, and will she ever win the heart of Luke? Not exactly a fresh script, one part Sex and the City, one part Hanna Montana, and one part mid 80’s John Hughes film, the end result; a corny romantic comedy with no nutritional value. Confessions of a Shopaholic is rated PG.

Friday the 13th
The hockey mask clad horror icon Jason Voorhees (Derek Mears) is back– almost 30 years since the first film’s release. And, this installment brings us a much needed re-boot of the franchise. More Gore, more booze, more nudity, and sometimes clever dialogue makes for a textbook horror flick. This time however the production value of the film seems reputable. Fans of the genre will probably enjoy this one, the rest on the other hand….well…need I say more? Friday the 13th is rated R.