Movies for this week

The life story of Notorious B.I.G., Christopher Wallace (Jamal Woolard) comes to life on the silver screen. From Wallace’s roots in Brooklyn as a street hustler to his rise as one of the mid 90’s biggest Rap artists, and ultimately to his untimely demise, the film works to tell this unconventional underdog story. Maybe worthy of a rental at a later date. Notorious is rated R.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Paul Blart (Kevin James), father of one, is a lonely mall security officer looking for his place in the world. But, despite the fact that life seems to have dealt him a bad hand, Paul gets his opportunity to shine as a group of thugs attempt take over his mall and get away with high tech robbery and kidnapping. A mind numbing script, way over acted, overall predictable and corny. Perhaps worthy of a rental at a later date when you’re absolutely desperate for extra noise in your life. Paul Blart: Mall Cop is rated PG.

Hotel for Dogs
Bruce (Jake T. Austin) and Andi (Emma Roberts) are an adopted brother and sister with a dog named Friday.  When their new guardian forbids them from having a dog, the kids need to find a safe alternative for their dog. When the two come across an abandoned hotel, a new home for Friday seems found. Unfortunately one dog becomes many, chaos ensues. And, what to do with all these dogs? Don Cheadle, Lisa Kudrow, and Kevin Dillon lend their talents to this kid oriented film. And make no mistake, this is a kid oriented film, parents you know the drill, brace yourself. Hotel for Dogs is rated PG.