Wow, Juno (Fox) is out on DVD already? Honest to blog?! Director Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody's Oscar-nominated sleeper hit skirts a razor's edge of indie quirk, but after a rough start, it has enough humor and genuine emotion to compensate for any shortcomings. It never would have worked without Ellen Page's winning performance as a pregnant high-schooler. Page handles Cody's hyper-verbal dialogue with great dexterity and gets the emotions right when she needs to…

Hard to believe that the sequel to a horror/science-fiction mash-up as terminally goofy as Alien Vs. Predator could manage a significant drop-off in quality, but AVP: Requiem (Fox) is a tasteless, witless, mindlessly perfunctory bloodbath that has the discourtesy to take itself seriously. Pitting aliens against Predators in a battle royal should be entertaining, but this dead-serious film goes to some gratuitously grim places, including a hospital maternity ward…

Many people were charmed by Lars And The Real Girl (MGM), an indie dramedy about a loner (Ryan Gosling) who takes a plastic love doll named "Bianca" for a girlfriend. Many people were wrong. Gosling does fine work as always, and the film tries to keep the insufferable preciousness to a minimum with its sober, down-to-earth tone, but they're fighting a losing battle…

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You know how roller-coasters have signs to warn off expectant mothers? The sick French horror film Inside (Dimension) should be legally required to include such a disclaimer. Set over the Christmas holiday, when no one seems to be around to answer calls of distress, the film tells a basic home-invasion story: A due-any-day-now mother, widowed by a recent car accident, fends off a spooky woman (played by the feral Béatrice Dalle) who's intent on taking her unborn infant by force, with scissors being the surgical implement of choice. It's a very effective piece of a filmmaking, but proceed at your own risk…

A petition is currently circling through the Internet that calls on director Uwe Boll (Alone In The Dark, Bloodrayne) to stop making movies, and the filmmaker recently suggested in an interview that he'd throw in the towel if it fetched a million signatures. But why keep Boll from making cheapo epics as sublimely terrible as Fox's In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale? With his usual nutty C-list ensemble cast (Burt Reynolds, Matthew Lillard, Claire Forlani, Leelee Sobieski) in place, the film plays like a cut-rate toy version of The Lord Of The Rings.